Sag Harbor American Music Festival Returns

Cricket Tell The Weather will perform at next weekend’s Sag Harbor American Music Festival

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns to the concert venues and streets of Sag Harbor Village for its seventh season Sept. 21 through 24.

This year’s festival features two main stage concerts at the Old Whalers Church, along with a screening of Joe Lauro’s original concert film “Legends of American Music” and two full days of free live performances in public outdoor locations and local shops, galleries and restaurants.

The festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 21 at Bay Street Theatre with the “Legends of American Music” film screening and a live performance by Inda Eaton, along with the release party for a CD produced in conjunction with the festival. Thursday’s festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

On Friday, Sept. 22, Nor Orleans funk master John Cleary comes to the Old Whalers Church on Union Street at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, and on Saturday, Sept. 23, The Nancy Atlas Project and Hopefully Forgiven take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church.

From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, there will be music througout the village, with more than 20 acts performing Saturday and more than eight acts performing on Sunday, including a Mini Folk Festival with Caroline Doctorow & The Steamrollers, Cricket Tell the Weather, Astrograss and other bands.

The weekend’s events close out with a community drum circle with Dan Bailey Tribe.

For more information on the weekend’s festivities, visit

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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