Montauk Music Festival Year 5

And what a festival it was! Although we didn’t really need it on Saturday and Sunday, the addition of the tent gave us some shade, and a peace of mind in case it rained. Friday afternoon under the tent with the MTK School tal­ented performers and the EH HS Jazz Band was an amazing way to kick off the festival.

Throughout the weekend, the musicians provided our town with an array of entertainment that left us wonder­ing how we were going to get to see everyone we were interested in. Every show was great- the Green saw an amaz­ ing line-up of talented artists and a packed audience enjoying every note. The town was movin’ to a grove that existed all weekend. The vibe was contagious and we heard lots of enthusiastic attendees expressing their enjoyment.

This year, as in the past, we continued our community connection by offering 2 programs at the Montauk School. For the second year, the 2nd grade classes enjoyed a workshop with the O’hAnleigh’s. They were introduced to a wide variety of drums, then used them to make music together. This year, Alyson Faith and Funkytown provided the kindergarten classes with a fun afternoon of en­ tertainment. They were moving, dancing, singing, and smiling with excite­ ment as Alyson and friends led them through a variety of fun songs and movement activities.
This year also marked the first year we awarded a Scholarship to a graduating East Hampton High School Senior planning to continue in the music field in college. This year’s recipient was Jackson Clark. We’re looking for­ ward to continuing offering the scholarship again next year.

After another successful year, we are already looking ahead to nextyear and how we can continue to improve on our success.