Introducing the next Montauk Music Event. On August 25th,the night before the full moon, we will present our first concert in the “Montauk Music Fest Rocks the Lighthouse” series.
To the Western side of the Lighthouse there is a natural amphitheater with a new stage at the base of the hill. This site offers spectators a 150 degree stage view, with the Long Island Sound as a backdrop along with one of Montauk’s most spectacular Sunsets. A remarkable setting for the inaugural concert of an amazing music series that will benefit the lighthouse-helping to fund the maintenance of the over 200-year-old tower!
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. In 1792 the Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington. Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796 and it still serves as an aid to navigation. The Montauk Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of the property’s national significance in the history of the United States on March 5, 2012, by the Secretary of the Interior.
This year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo provided $24 million in state and federal funding to begin construction on protection measures for the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse; work is expected to begin in December. The funding will be used to reconstruct the area’s ocean banks to help ensure the Montauk Point Lighthouse remains intact.
Aside from the state project to secure the seawall, The Lighthouse Committee of the Montauk Historical Society has an ongoing dedication to “the protection, preservation and educational development of this national historic site.” They work endlessly to achieve these goals through programs, exhibits, publications and special events like this. The profit from this and future concerts at the Lighthouse will go towards the Historical Societies commitment for maintenance on the structure.
About the Concert:
Gates open-5pm- August 25, 2018 at the Montauk Light House (Sunset & Full Moon)
Montauk’s own Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls and Tuatha Dea will betwo of theopening acts
They are two of the most talked about bands in the MMF9!
-Food and Beverages will be sold
We will announce the headliner soon.
For updates, tickets and further info. go to the Montauk Music Festival Website:
The official announcement will be in the August issue of the Montauk Sun.