Great South Bay Music Fest line-up announced

Tickets on sale now


The Great South Bay Music Festival is back for their 16th anniversary. The four-day music and arts festival presented by Voodoo Ranger, will return to the newly revamped waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village. Dates are Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, 2024 and tickets are available to purchase now at

The festival will feature over 60 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, jam, blues, jazz, Americana, ska, reggae, alternative and funk genres. The fest is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger and boasts multiple craft beer, wine and adult beverage tents, an artisan and craft market and a food court offering a diverse gourmet menu of funky and healthy fare.

Kicking off the festival Thursday, July 18, is “blues-rock-superstar” and three-time Grammy nominee Joe Bonamassa. Poco, Loggins & Messina and Buffalo Springfield legend, Jim Messina will support. Also appearing is phenom guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who performed at Great South Bay when he was just 12 years old and has since shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clarke Jr., Warren Haynes, Lady Gaga, and so many more. Local guitar wizard Kerry Kearney and the Kings of the Psychedelta will start the ball rolling.

Friday’s annual rock-reggae-ska party on the water continues with Hawaiian “Kona-Dub-Rockers” Pepper, plus New Jersey’s own Streetlight Manifesto, Sublime Tribute: Badfish, Ohio’s Tropidelic, and emerging LI hometown reggae-rockers Oogee Wawa.

Saturday is Jam Day and continuing the Grateful Dead live concert experience as no one else can, is Dark Star Orchestra. Rock Pioneers The Disco Biscuits support with their brand of “Trancefusion,” bridging the gap between electronic music and jam bands. Also appearing: Asbury Park New Jersey’s eclectic quintet Dogs In A Pile, plus Dopapod, psychedelic indie-rocker Karina Rykman… and more.

Great South Bay will close out Sunday’s Main Stage with the legendary YES, featuring Jon Anderson performing YES “Epics & Classics.” Justin Hayward, legendary guitarist, songwriter and the “voice of the Moody Blues,” will support. Also taking the Main Stage is Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, Talking Heads Tribute: Start Making Sense… and more.

For the kids, and just as much for the adults!

Great South Bay will again present a full schedule of fun educational performers, all day Saturday and Sunday.

Emerging Local Artists 

For 2024, the festival is pleased to present over 30 talented original artists that we are excited to give stage time and lay on our music loving attendees. Some talented original artists to keep on your radar this year include MJT, Robinson Treacher, Circus Mind, Miles to Dayton, Aqua Cherry and more.

Great South Bay will continue to donate a percentage from every ticket sold, to the GSB-Stony Brook Cancer Center Fund. To date, the fest has raised well over a quarter of a million dollars for the cancer center.

Festival Times

Thursday, July 18: Doors are at 3 p.m., fest goes till 10 p.m.

Friday, July 19: Doors are at 3 p.m., music till 11 p.m.

Saturday July 20.: Doors are at 1 p.m., music till 11 p.m.

Sunday July 21: Doors are at 2 p.m., with performances till 10 p.m. 


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