We are super excited to be the organizers for this years Arts on Terry main stage. Thank you to the Patchogue Arts Council for this great opportunity.
This year we have:
The Jake Kerkapoly Band
Safrah w/ SMG
Bryan Gallo and his band
Chris J. Connolly
Along with various Poets and Dancing Classrooms opening the day!
Arts on Terry is a contemporary art fair for all ages highlighting 200+ artists from a variety of Long Island Arts organizations, each exhibiting a curated selection of works representing its respective community in 10 different pop up galleries. AOT will also include a full day of art exhibits, demonstrations, live painters, family friendly participatory activities, live music, poetry, and performances, all on Terry Street! This event along with many others will be free and open to the public.
See you there!
About the acts:
Jake Kerkapoly Band
Jake Kerkapoly is the leader, guitarist and singer of the Jake Kerkapoly Band. Hailing from Westchester, NY, Jake’s writing spans various styles. Coming from a wide range of influences, his songs are filled with clever lyrical quips and poetic construction backed by funky rhythms with deep harmonic textures. A new style of songwriter, Jake brings his best to the table.
What? was formed in New Paltz, NY. They are a rock-funk group. They will keep you on your feet.
Safrah with SMG
Safrah has a new band called SMG! Safrah was the first guest on Long Island Music Talk which you can check out below. Safrah and SMG is a bluesy-post-funk band. They will be sure to amaze you with their raw talent.
Bryan Gallo and his band
Bryan Gallo is another LIMS alumni. Byran will be bring his own style of song writing to Arts on Terry this year with his full band! Check out his solo episode of LIMS below.
His songs are inspired by late nights in bars, the backseats of cars, and the pressures and consequences of living life romantically. Intrigued by both the sounds of alternative country-rock and wistful pop music he embarked on a solo career and began to pen songs that would be deeply personal but still readily accessible. Steeped in reflective heartache, the lexicon of Gallo’s lyrics stands as a testament to his raw talent as a musician while weaving a flush and relatable narrative.
Chris J Connolly
Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England - Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home on Long Island. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.