Where to catch live music this winter

If you’re looking for sweaty, tinnitus-filled clubs and theaters on the North Fork where bass drums pulsate through rattling beer-soaked floors, you might be out of luck.

But there are plenty of venues that exert their own indescribable potency through intimate performances by fan-favorite Long Island musicians.

Here are seven of the best places to catch live music in the North Fork this winter.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Peconic

Greenport Harbor has bookings for up-and-coming artists of all genres and local favorites every weekend during the winter months.

“They run the gamut from folk to the Grateful Dead to hard rock, soft music and country,” said co-owner Betsy Lezy. “We try to do a lot of variety, but it’s a warm and cozy place in the winter.

“We’re on fire and there’s plenty of seating for people. If you want to dance, get up and dance, there’s room for it. You can stand at the bar or you can sit at the table.”

Several performances on tap, all starting at 3pm.

  • January 21 – Lisa Polizzi Band
  • January 22 – Rob Europe Band
  • January 28th – Who Are They
  • January 29 – East End Trio

Reeve Sellers, Catchogue

Every Friday night throughout the winter, Lieb Cellars invites artists from the North Fork and beyond to present cozy, candlelit musical performances.

“We have a lot of local musicians like Julia King and Rob Europe,” said marketing manager Alice Falcone. “And then there are the not-so-local favorites like Jeff LeBlanc and Paris Ray.”

On these Friday nights, Lieb Cellars also offers a $15 raclette special. It boasts melted Alpine-style cheese with baguette and fig jam.

The next performances, which begin every Friday at 5pm, are:

  • January 20 – Jeff LeBlanc
  • January 27 – Robin James
  • February 3 – Julia King
  • February 10 – Paris Ray

Twin Fork Beer Company, river head

On Saturdays and Sundays, you can sip beer at Twin Folk Beer Company while listening to cover bands like The Frayed Knot and original singer-songwriters like Alison Faith.

Co-owner Pete Chekijian says, “We’re doing solo stuff, we’re in bands of four or five. drink.”

Here’s the schedule for this weekend and next week.

  • January 21 – Dan Mele
  • January 22 – Deanna Hudson
  • January 28 – Solistic
  • January 29 – Alison Faith

Corey Creek Tap Room, Southold

Corey Creek offers East Enders the chance to catch acts like Barely Acoustics, singer-songwriter Bryan Gallo and Roadhouse Warrior’s Gene Casey in laid-back surroundings.

“It’s a quiet environment,” said event manager Delaney Matirol. “It’s a relaxed atmosphere where people can drink wine and listen to music.”

The next batch of “Friday Night Flights” starting at 4pm in Corey Creek are:

  • January 20 – Barely Acoustic
  • January 27 – Brian Gallo
  • February 3 – Gene Casey
  • February 10 – Julia King

Peconic County Brewery, Riverhead

This winter, Peconic County Brewing will host Long Island performers on Saturdays from 2-6pm and every Sunday from 1:30-5pm.

Set up in the brewery’s tasting room, guests can soak up the energy of the performers while sipping beer, dining and socializing.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend and next week.

  • January 21 – Dave March
  • January 22nd – Sarah Gross
  • January 28 – Bear The Bell
  • January 29 – Karen Bella

Bistro 72, Riverhead

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Bistro 72 brings live music up close.

“It’s a very intimate space with little alcoves by the bar,” says Dave Deturris, director of food and beverage at Bistro 72. “They’re there mixed with the crowd and it’s very lively. It’s a great performance with a background music feel rather than a brooding atmosphere.”

The restaurant is usually open Thursdays from 6-9pm, Fridays from 5-8pm, and Saturdays from 6-9pm, with solo acts and small groups such as Kathy House and the East End Trio. is held.

Here’s the next slate of Bistro 72 musical acts:

  • January 19 – Alex Alexander
  • January 20 – Cassie House
  • January 21 – East End Trio
  • January 26 – Rick Anzarone
  • January 27 – Terry Migel

Riverhead Cider House, Calverton

Riverhead Ciderhouse features one performer every Friday and two performers every Saturday and Sunday.

“You’ll see acts ranging from solo acoustic performers to small bands,” said Nick Picataggio, one of Ciderhouse’s managers. “The crowd and performers are definitely eating each other and it’s awesome to see,” he continued. “I often see major groups singing in chorus and performing dances.”

Here’s what’s brewing this weekend:

  • January 20th – Squirrel and Jim 5pm
  • January 21 – Mike Duca 12:00
  • January 21 – Howie Seal 4pm
  • January 22 – Brian Mack 11am
  • January 22nd – Double Play 2pm

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