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."