Robert Randolph and Tonic, Paul McDonald, Toby Lightman and More Set for 2014 East End Music & Arts Festival, 9/19-20
The East End Music & Arts Festival, presented by NYC and Hamptons based entertainment organization, uniphi good, is a series of cultural and entertainment events taking place in the prestigious "Hamptons" of New York -- bringing together two days of music, entertainment, culture and fun at community based venues in the Hamptons, to benefit local food pantries in Westhampton and East Hampton (Springs), all in one multi-media entertainment experience.
The Festival was created, by uniphi good, in response to a demand for a festival in the area, for visitors and residents alike, that combines multiple cultural avenues - music, art, film, cultural events and more -- all with world-class talent and celebrities, hosted in various community based venues in the "Hamptons".
"The Hamptons is such an inspiring area for the arts, and the post-summer season out here is so amazing, we just knew that was the right time to pull together an incredible roster of amazing talent and cool events for our community celebrations, in the hopes of keeping the summer "good" vibes and fun going through September for all!", said Annie Balliro, Founder & CEO of uniphi good, "The fact that we will also be benefiting local charities and community organizations is SO important and a core value for everyone involved in our festival."
The East End Music & Arts Festival 2014 two day celebration will feature music, film, art, celebrities and entertainment, all at community based venues in the Hamptons. Festival highlights include a concert event with Grammy nominated artists Robert Randolph and Tonic, American Idol Alum Paul McDonald, singer-songwriter Toby Lightman, and NYC based Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!, all on Friday, September 19th at the WHBPAC.
"I have had the pleasure to work with uniphi over the years and being able to hang and perform in the Hampton's with friends who "do good" makes it a day at the beach to remember!" says Emerson Hart of Tonic.
"I have been lucky enough to play many festivals in my career and can honestly say that I am the most excited about this one. To be in a lineup with such amazing artists, in such a beautiful area of the country, and raising money for great causes, it just doesn't get better than that!", comments Toby Lightman, "As a new homeowner in the Hamptons, I feel a sense of pride that I am able to take part in this great event from it's start. I know this is the beginning of a long love affair between the Hamptons and the arts in a way that no one out east has seen before!"
The East End Music & Arts Festival is incredibly honored to announce that in addition to the music event, concert-goers and general public will have the opportunity to view and purchase very limited edition artwork created and signed by the one-and-only Ringo Starr, will be displayed at the Auer Studio at WHBPAC on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th. Ringo donates 100% of all his art revenue to the Lotus Foundation.
A special Kids Day "Art & Astronauts", where professional art educators will lead kids in a fun, educational art project, related to space and the locally inspired abstract expressionist movement, that children will be able to take home. Astronauts on site will include Spanish-American, Commander Michael "LA" Lopez-Alegria, NASA record holder for most spacewalks and longest spaceflight.
Commander "LA" comments, "Today's children are tomorrow's future. I look forward to meeting future space engineers, artists and astronauts at The East End Festival next month."
Charity partners will benefit from each event, as community involvement and support is a critical part of festival philosophy, with a goal to provide not only a fundraising opportunity for charity partners, but also a full messaging campaign to be included as an organic part of all promotion and outreach. Local food pantries in Westhampton Beach and East Hampton (Springs) will benefit from the concert event and kids day and Ringo donates 100% of all his art revenue to the Lotus Foundation.
The timing for the festival seeks to extend the already busy summer season and establish a new "must visit" weekend for the region in mid-September, while the weather and "good vibes" are still in full swing of the summer.
The First Annual East End Music & Arts Festival, presented by uniphi good, will take place over two days, September 19th& 20th 2014, and planning is already underway for expanded days and locations for the 2015 festival. For more information on how to purchase tickets, event and talent updates and more please visit www.uniphigood.com.
The two day schedule features unique entertainment and cultural opportunities including:
Friday, September 19th -- Concert Event (Limited number of VIP packages available)
Special concert event with high-energy and once-in-a-lifetime collaborative performances featuring GRAMMY nominated pedal steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph, GRAMMY Nominated rock band Tonic, in a special acoustic performance, American Idol Alum Paul McDonald, Singer-Songwriter Toby Lightman, and NYC Based Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!
In addition to the music event, concert-goers and general public will have the opportunity to view and purchase very limited edition artwork created and signed by the one-and-only Ringo Starr, which will be displayed at the Auer Studio at WHBPAC, Ringo donates 100% of all his art revenue to the Lotus Foundation.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC)
5pm - VIP Event/ Artist Meet & Greet and VIP Reception for Art Show
7pm - Doors for General Admission for Concert
8pm - Show Begins
Limited Number of VIP Packages available - $200
Includes pre-show artist Meet & Greet, guaranteed seats in first two rows, VIP Art Reception, Additional concert ticket prices range from $75 - $115.
Saturday, September 20th -- Kid's Day - "Art & Astronauts"
Featuring Commander Michael "LA" Lopez-Alegria, NASA record holder for most spacewalks and longest spaceflight, who will be on-site to meet with children to talk about space, being an Astronaut and provide insight to what being in space is like. Professional art educators will lead kids in a fun, educational art project, related to space and the locally inspired abstract expressionist movement, that children will be able to take home. Following the art session, a space themed bouncy house will be on site to continue the fun and space celebration!
East Hampton (Springs) -- Fellowship Hall at Springs Community Presbyterian Church
10AM - NOON
Pre-register your child at uniphigood.com, Event is FREE, with suggested charity donation upon registration to benefit the Springs Food Pantry. Kids of ALL AGES are welcome! (Including those simply young at heart)
For more information on how to purchase tickets, register for FREE events and additional event and talent updates and more, visit www.uniphigood.com.