Written by Marissa Himbele
If you’re looking for the best Long Island live music around, look no further than Winterfest: Live on the Vine! This six week music festival is winding down and if you haven’t made it yet, now is your chance. Beginning in 2006, Winterfest originally started out as a small jazz festival on the East End, and it quickly became a Long Island live music staple. Local vineyards, restaurants and hotels participate in the celebration of culture and music. Hotel Indigo has been a part of the festival since the beginning, and while we are sorry to see another year draw to a close, we encourage all to celebrate one more show with us. Our closing act for Winterfest is The Steve Adelson Stick-Tet Trio and what a finale it will be!
On Saturday, March 28, please join us in the unique sounds of Adelson and friends playing at 7:30 pm in the Hotel Indigo Ballroom.
Steve Adelson Stick-Tet Trio
Adelson is described by many as a talented performer who stands out from the rest. At a young age, Adelson began playing guitar and quickly became interested in fingerpicking. He was then introduced to jazz by his music teacher and began his passion from there. A couple years later, Adelson started playing the stick.
The Chapman Stick, created by Emmett Chapman, is an instrument in the guitar family but has 10 or 12 specially tuned strings that play melody lines, chords, bass lines or textures. These lines are even able to be played at the same time using a tapping technique. Since playing the stick, Adelson has owned over 20 different versions of the instruments and still continues to experiment.
Adelson also founded his own music school called, The Guitar Workshop Inc., where he teaches stick and guitar. His other accomplishments include authoring a tutorial DVD set and book of learning to play the stick, as well as recording a number of CDs, his latest called, “Sonic Imagination.”
Adelson will be performing with the talented musicians Bryan Carrott and Frank Bellucci, creating the Steve Adelson Stick-Tet Trio. Carrott on vibraphone and Bellucci on drums complements the stick and adds to the jazz sensation you are sure to hear on Saturday.
The Best Long Island Live Music
Come see the trio and get ready to dance, enjoy delicious food, libations and making new friends on the East End. Winterfest may be coming to an end, but the fun will keep on! Spend the weekend with us and check out the last of the performances at participating venues. For room rates and reservations, please call the hotel at 631.369.2200. Stop by Hotel Indigo Ballroom for the best Long Island live music. We hope to send off Winterfest: Live on the Vine with you!
Written by Marissa Himbele
We are counting down the final weeks of Long Island Winterfest 2015, but the performances keep coming! That includes an old favorite, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks! On Saturday, March 21, come see the band rock out at the Hotel Indigo Ballroom. From 7 pm to 11 pm, this rockabilly band will have you dancing. So make sure you don’t miss out on one of the best shows of Winterfest 2015!
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks
In 1988, Gene Casey moved to the East End of Long Island after living and performing in Manhattan. Casey played shows at classic NYC venues, like CBGB’s, Mudd Club and more during the new wave punk musical movement. Casey formed the Lone Sharks, which quickly became a staple in the music scene of the Hamptons. While the band grew in the 1990s, they were a regular at The Wild Rose Café in Bridgehampton. Their roots rock and swing genre sold out the café on the weekends. They even released several albums with original songs.
Along with vocalist Gene Casey, the Lone Sharks are comprised of talented musicians. Chris Ripley plays drums; Paul Scher plays saxophone; and Tony Palumbo plays upright bass.
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks have played with plenty of artists including, Tiny Tim, Wanda Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Who’s John Entwistle, NRBQ, Sleepy LaBeef and more.
Their most recent album is titled, “Untrained,” which includes 12 songs written by Casey and the sharks. The album pays tribute to the roots of contemporary Americana with a mix of rock and roll, 1960s pop and classic country and western music.
Winterfest 2015 is Long Island’s best music festival, with over 120 performances in venues across the East End. It’s a celebration of everything Long Island from the talented musicians to the locally grown food and island made libations!
Spend the night at Hotel Indigo with friends and loved ones for a great party. Our ballroom features atmospheric elements that create a perfect setting for an amazing performance. The Bistro 72 Chefs have crafted a 4 four course prix fixe dinner menu for the event, and the Bartenders will be serving an impressive array of draughts, wine and spirits to make the night even more fun!
So, come by for a rockabilly night to remember. Spend the weekend with us to see more amazing Winterfest 2015 performances! For room rates and reservations, please call the hotel directly at 631.369.2200. We hope to see you there!
Written by Marissa Himbele
At Hotel Indigo, we invite you to celebrate spring with an authentic Long Island beer festival. The East End consists of amazing breweries crafted by locals with island grown ingredients. With all this great taste right here on the East End, a Long Island beer festival is a great way to celebrate that.
East End Craft Beer Festival at Hotel Indigo is kicking off the springtime festivities! On Friday, April 17, from 7 pm to 9 pm, bring some friends and family for sensational craft beers, delicious food and live entertainment. The fun doesn’t end there, stay for the after party from 9 pm to 11 pm with a cash bar. Tickets are $50 per guest. It’s the Long Island beer festival you don’t want to miss!
East End Craft Beer Festival at Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo invites you to try the East End’s craft beer from some of the best breweries around. But that’s not all we’re serving! Even though this is a Long Island beer festival, we can’t enjoy the East End libations without wine and spirits. So, indulge in the vast flavors. Here are our featured breweries, wineries and distilleries:
Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
Riverhead’s very own Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, and friends of Hotel Indigo, creates an array of craft beers that are sure to impress the taste buds.
Lenz Winery of North Fork Long Island
Lenz Winery strives for perfection when delicately bottling wine from their very own vineyards.
Long Island Vodka, the first craft distillery on the island, distills vodka and other spirits from locally farmed Marcy russet potatoes. LiV also creates American Single Malt Whiskey, Sorbetta and Rough Rider Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.
Montauk Brewing Company
After three friends created the Montauk Brewing Company, their ales and IPA soon spread across the whole island.
Port Jeff Brewing Company
The Port Jeff Brewing Company is a staple to the North Fork, producing around 86 cases per brew. Using the highest quality ingredients, PJBC’s crafts have amazing freshness and flavors.
Southampton Publick House
The Southampton Publick House brewery, restaurant and tap room, crafts award winning beers. Their seasonal and year-round brews are perfect for the East End Craft Beer Festival.
Twin Fork Beer Co.
Twin brothers, Dan and Peter Chekijian, of Twin Fork Beer Co., worked hard on their new brand of all grain beer.
Long Ireland Beer Company
Two friends experimented with a home brewing kit until their dedication and hard work paid off. Now, Long Ireland Beer Company has an assortment of ales, IPAs and stouts all over New York.
There’s no hiding the fact that this Long Island beer festival will have the best crafted beers, wine and spirits and nothing else goes better with good beer than food! Bistro 72 will be serving their delicious chili, chowder and assortment of hors d’oeuvres from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Live Entertainment at the East End Craft Beer Festival
No festival would be complete without great live entertainment. Listen to the melodic sounds of Miles to Dayton, a band that uniquely marries genres of folk, rock, classical and funk. This family band has played all across Long Island, and they emit the perfect vibe for the best Long Island beer festival!
So, come for the night, and spend some time at the Long Island beer festival you just can’t miss! Call Hotel Indigo directly to reserve a ticket at 631.369.220 and cheers with us as we celebrate Long Island’s best craft beers, wine and spirits!