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Live Music at Local Wineries During Winterfest: Live on the Vine

January 30, 2015

Long Island Winterfest: Live On The Vine – returns for its eighth, and most eclectic year ever.
Presented by Suffolk County National Bank, this award winning festival is a six week, mid-winter music and performing arts festival, running each Saturday and Sunday from February 21, thru March 29, 2015.
Winterfest – Live On the Vine will present more than 70 concerts, in over 25 unique venues throughout Long Islands scenic North Fork.

Vineyard tasting rooms, boutique hotels, craft breweries and historic theatres provide the stages for more than 50 emerging artists and headliners, in a diverse menu of musical styles: jazz, rock, bluegrass, classical, world, singer-songwriter and more, amidst the backdrop of one of the most charming regions in NY.
Some of the finest music in the Northeast will descend upon the North Fork to fill the fest schedule. Emerging artists and national headliners for every taste and in every genre, such as: Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, rockers the Smithereens and 10,000 Maniacs, the legendary Roomful of Blues, jazz trombonist and Downbeat Magazine award winner: Ray Anderson, Americana sweetheart Amy Helm, and Paul Simon Bassist Bakithi Kumalo are just some of the artists appearing this year, with many more being added.
Overnight packages, Weekend Getaways, and Fest-specials abound, and are listed on the website.

Ticket prices vary, and are dependent upon show and venue.
For Fest Info please go to:
Or call: J Faith Presents: 631-331-0808

Additional information:
Conceived in 2006 by East End Arts, LI Wine Council and LI Convention and Visitors bureau, Winterfest – Live On The Vine was created to encourage employment to musicians, and bring tourists to the region during slower, winter months. In 2012 it was awarded the “National Destination Marketing Award” by Americans for The Arts and Destination Marketing International.
Presented By Suffolk County National Bank, the East End Arts, Long Island Wine Council, Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, with support from Suffolk County, and now produced by veteran Festival Promoter James Faith Presents (Great South Bay Music Festival), Winterfest is well on its way to becoming a regional attraction.
The combination of hearing world class music in an architecturally stunning environment is what this fest is all about. For example, Raphael Vineyards will host Stanley Jordan on March 14. Boutique Hotel Indigo presents Americana favorite Amy Helm on Feb 21., and Paul Simon Bassist Bakithi Kumalo with an all-star band on March 6th. The historic Suffolk Theatre will host The Smithereens on Feb. 21, and Roomful of Blues on March 21.
Other artists include: Fuerza Flamenco, Counter Clockwise Ensemble, Miles To Dayton (rock) Kerry Kearney Blues Band, Paul Effman (Jazz), Buddy Miriam (Bluegrass), Jacks Waterfall and Reza Khan Painted Diaries, (World), and so many more. Over fifty performers and 80 plus performances.

A rocking Festival Closing Party featuring 10,000 Maniacs at the LI Aquarium will end the six week event.

Special all-inclusive weekend or one day packages are available. Guests can spend a day or a weekend.
For all show schedules, ticketing, artist info, packages and special offer information, please go to:

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