Live Music on the Long Lake Town Beach

crowd of dancing people

Dance into the weekend on the Long Lake Town Beach. Friday’s from 6pm – 8pm, it’s Music by the Lake. Great grooves, excellent view and good friends.

Glass Pony performs Music by the Lake

Friday, August 11th, 2023 

Music by the Lake – Glass Pony

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Glass Pony. Encapsulating influences that stretch across decades from psychedelic and jam-focused rock to funk, post-punk, and even modern indie and post-rock, the Albany, New York collective Glass Pony offer a sound that truly translates through generations. With a stylistic blend built to engage a broad listenership and a focus squarely set on delivering the most captivating live performance possible, the band utilizes infectiously danceable grooves colored with virtuosic individual performances that deftly blend into a cohesive whole. To accentuate their creative songwriting, they place a great value on improvisation and fluid setlists that change from show to show. The band is comprised of Chanda Dewey (drums), Eddie Hotaling (guitar, lead vocals), Jeff Picarazzi (bass), and Greg Pittz (lead guitar). If you’re seeking an experience that dives much deeper than the usual rigidly-arranged performance, hop on and enjoy the ride.

Gratefully yours band plays in Long Lake

Friday, August 18, 2023 – NEW DATE! 

Music by the Lake – Gratefully Yours

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach.

Gratefully Yours is a Grateful Dead inspired band, based out of New Paltz, NY. The band was conceived and founded in 2012 by keyboardist Alex Mazur, who is also the founder of The Deadbeats; one of the longest running Grateful Dead cover bands in existence.

However, “cover band” is an extremely misleading term when it comes to the music of Gratefully Yours. Their willingness and ability to improvise, and their openness to spontaneity and the energy of the moment lie at the core of their performances and truly sets them apart. In the very best tradition of The Grateful Dead, it is this openness that allows the crowd to become a part of the creative process and results in a synergy between the band and the crowd that is unique and truly special. It is that magic that Gratefully Yours truly aims to “cover” and pay tribute to.

They also allow their audience to participate further by giving them the opportunity to submit their dream setlists, which Gratefully Yours just happen to choose and perform. But of course, you just never know what might happen…

The band members are all long time highly regarded players in the scene: Alex Mazur, Garrin Benfield, Jude DeFalco, Frank Casciaro, Robert Schiff and Jessica Barlow. And they have some very special guests and friends who have and do sit in with them. Zach Nugent (Melvin Seals & JGB), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Tony Markelis (Trey Anastasio Band), Bill Carbone (Max Creek), Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), and Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band).

poster for music by the lake featuring Willie Playmore Band on July 4th

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Willie Playmore Band ** Music starts at 6:30pm until the Fireworks! 

The Willie Playmore Band will be entertaining the crowds with their musical talents starting at 6:30pm. Featuring classic covers by Aerosmith, Allman Brothers, America, Bad Company, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, Creedence clearwater Revival, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Grand Funk Railroad, Grateful Dead, James Gang, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Johnny Cash, Journey, Lenny Kravits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, Pure Prairie League, Rolling Stones, Steelers Wheel, Steely Dan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, Steve Miller Band, Styx, The Doors, Tom Petty, Tonic, Traffic, Van Morrison, Willie Playmore Band, Wilson Pickett & ZZ Top.

4th of July Fun in Long Lake, NY

10am Games for All Ages – Ball Field
1pm Strawberry Shortcake Sale LL Town Beach
4pm Fire Department Cook-Out Sausage & Peppers, Hot Dogs until sold out
4pm Penelope the Clown – Fun for the kids! Face painting & Balloon animals are back!
6:30pm Willie Playmore Band on the Beach Stage
9:30pm/Dusk  Fireworks

Altered Tones in Long Lake, NY band performance

Friday, July 21st, 2023

Music by the Lake — Altered Tones

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Altered Tones – A local band featuring four members on guitar, bass, and drums playing acoustic covers of classic alternative and rock hits.

Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome.

poster for music by the lake featuring Night School

Friday, July 7th, 2023
Music by the Lake — Night School

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Night School, a five-piece dance-rock band from Tupper Lake, NY consisting of brothers Andrew and Ben McClelland, alongside Jay Martin, Micah Tyo, and Ryan Gillis. Performing some of the most popular dance hits from yesteryear and today, everything from The Beatles to Talking Heads, from Rick James to The B-52’s

Yacht Lobsters

Friday, July 28th, 2023 

Music by the Lake – Yacht Lobsters

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: Yacht Lobsters. Established in 2022 in New York City, the Yacht Lobsters sail the waves of the butteriest Soft Rock of the 70’s and early 80’s.  Their big sound recreates – and at times reimagines – the studio mastery of retro-rock icons like Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Toto, etc.

It’s the breezy Yacht Rock cool vibe you know and love, fused with stellar vocals, a full horn section and unique elements of NOLA funk, classic rock and jazz improvisation to keep things bouncy, set your mood to festive and ensure your boat’s a-rockin’.  There’s even a tasteful smattering of original music that sounds like it stepped right out of 1978.

Founded by the visionary team behind Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, the Lobster roster features NYC’s finest professional musicians who have played together for decades.

Grab your captain’s hat, make that Pina Colada a double and climb aboard!

Music by the Lake High and Mighty Brass Band

Friday, August 4th, 2023

Music by the Lake — High and Mighty Brass Band

6-8pm. Long Lake Town Beach. Featuring: High & Mighty Brass Band.  There’s a reason legendary groups like Galactic, Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Lake Street Dive collaborated with High and Mighty Brass Band since NYC drummer Evan Howard started the band back in 2009. This rotating cast has toured all over the world including major performances at Bonnaroo, The US Open, Governor’s Ball and Sonidos Liquidos. They entertain crowds with both their original music and fresh take on current and classic cover songs. Check out NYC’s favorite brass band making noise worldwide.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.