Great South Bay Music Festival
About The Festival
So, What’s The Great South Bay Music Festival?

Celebrating its 14th Anniversary, The Great South Bay Music Festival is Long Island’s longest running, and largest four day music, art & cultural event. Situated on the magnificent Great South Bay, it features over 55 performers on 4 stages, presenting legends, as well as local emerging artists in classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, hip hop and funk.

For handmade arts & craft lovers, and shoppers, Great South Bay’s Artisan Market features a diverse collection of interesting hand made and imported creations.

\Well known as a family event, The Great South Bay Music Festival is committed to excellence in educational fun for all! Kids will love our KIDZONE – featuring quality, educational fun, children’s entertainment all day, Saturday & Sunday.

A diverse food court, multiple beer and wine gardens, and local art organization installations round out the fest.

Where Can I Park?

For VIP & Ultra VIP ticket holders, parking is included, and is conveniently located nearby and on the festival grounds.

For GA ticket holders, multiple parking options are available (free & paid). See our Directions & Parking page.

Bike racks will be available on Smith St. and and Rider Ave.

For Uber, Lyft and Taxi drop-off use the corner of Rider Ave. & Smith St., going south on the right hand side.


When And Where Is The Festival Being Held?

The festival will be held on Thursday, July 20 through Sunday July 23, 2023.

99 Smith Street, Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Long Island, New York.

Rain or shine.

What Are The Hours Of Operation?
Thursday: Box Office: 1pm
Doors: 4pm 
Friday: Box Office: 1pm
Doors: 4pm 
Saturday: Box Office: 11am
Doors: 1pm 
 Sunday All Other Sunday Ticket Holders Box Office: 12pm
Doors: 2pm 

There is No Re-Entry

How & Where Can I Purchase Tickets?

Tickets are available:

~ Online – Click Here for our ticket page.

~ Hard tickets are available at the following location:

Shake Down

554 Medford Ave #A,
Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 289-6525

~ On the day of the event, at the Festival Box Office only.

Press Inquires 
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Does The Fest Welcome All Ages?

Yes. Ages 10 & under are free.

Due to limited seating, for VIP and Ultra VIP only, any age using a seat will be charged full price.

Wristbands / Passes:

Anyone caught sharing wristbands will be ejected without refund.

Passes can only be used in the areas where they are designated. Anyone found in private areas without proper credentials will be ejected without refund.

In the interest of safety for all of our patrons, there is no re-admittance.

Not Permitted On Festival Grounds:

Outside alcoholic beverages, flasks, glass bottles, ice or ice packs, lasers or pointers, coolers, outside food and beverages, empty containers, cans, metal aerosol cans, bicycles, carts, skateboards or any size motorized vehicle, chairs (except for light lawn chairs), scooters, pets (except for service animals, please contact ahead), glassware, personal tents, umbrellas, unauthorized soliciting or vending (violators will be ejected without a refund, and items confiscated), fireworks, campfires or grills, chains, weapons, slingshots, knives, eye drops, illicit drugs and other contraband are strictly prohibited.

No Frisbee throwing in front of the Main Stage area.

No unauthorized remote control aerial devices, drones, toys, or cameras.

Video and cameras with a removable lens or lenses over 2-3 inches allowed.

Great South Bay Music Festival reserves the right to deny entry or remove anyone from the grounds in violation of these rules and regulations.

Rules and regulations may change at any time.

What You Can, Or May Want To Bring To The Festival

A Lawn Chair (unless you have V.I.P. Tickets)

We highly recommend bringing sun block, a hat, sunglasses, unrestricted clothing, and non aerosol bug spray. As the festival is being held in the middle of the summer. Comfortable shoes are always a plus. The terrain is mostly grass and some sand, with a few concrete walkways. Warm clothes for eveningwear, it gets cool by the bay!

Audience taping is subject to artist approval. Must position equipment in designated “taper section,” adjacent to the soundboard. Microphone heights/stands limited to 7’.

Hoopers are allowed, but please be mindful of people around you. Stay out of others space or vicinity.

Cell phone chargers, GoPros, selfie sticks, strollers (subject to search), cigarettes and e-cigarettes are allowed.

Medical Support:

Medical professionals are on site in convenient and key locations, during all hours of the festival. Elevated Red Cross signage marks our EMT locations, or you can also check our map. Additionally, festival staff (including ushers, and security personnel) are always nearby to help.

How Do I Get To The Festival Grounds?

Are There ATMs At The Festival?

There are ATM machines conveniently located throughout the festival site.
Are There Food Vendors? And What Kind?

We offer a diverse food court featuring healthy and funky fare, as well as multiple beer, and wine gardens situated conveniently throughout the fest site.

A complete list of food brands and beverage offerings will be posted as we get closer to the date.

Will Adult Beverages Be Served?

Oh Yeah!

A Main “Brews Tent” brought to you by our good friends at Blue Point Brewery as well as smaller tents are conveniently located throughout the venue, serving a diverse selection of award winning craft brews, as well as national favorites. 

Lost & Found

There will be a lost & found located at the box office.

Miscellaneous Stuff

For the safety of our patrons, everyone is subject to be searched at the gate.

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