Designed to promote Sag Harbor as a cultural destination, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival, taking place Friday and Saturday, celebrates jazz, blues, folk, R&B and other American music with performances all over the village.
The inaugural festival kicks off with a fundraiser and concert at Bay Street Theatre with Monica Mancini in a tribute to her father, composer and conductor Henry Mancini, and Randy Brecker’s All-Star East End Band. Festivities begin Friday at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.
Then on Saturday, free performances begin at a dozen Sag Harbor venues indoors and out. Acts include Jim Turner, “American Idol” contestant Leah Laurenti, Caroline Doctorow & the Steamrollers, Alfredo Merat, Bryan Downey, Julie Kathryn, Escola De Samba BOOM, Who Dat Loungers, The Montauk Project, and many more. Click for the full line-up and schedule.
Dan Bailey & Living Rhythm will perform at the official after party at Dodds & Eder at 9 p.m. Saturday. A $10 donation will be collected at the door.
Tickets to Monica Mancini and Randy Brecker’s All-Star East End Band are $30. Visit the box office at or call 631-725-9500. For VIP tickets with a backstage reception, call 917-715-4116.
For more information, visit sagharbormusic.org.