We are excited about hosting our first-ever music festival to benefit our RISE Life Services food pantry, The Main Street Market. Special thanks to the Bayside Clam Bar in East Islip for providing a beautiful venue at the marina. The Bayside Clam Bar is a restaurant where you will be able to order food and beverages all day during the festival. Come out and enjoy five hours of live bands playing to help our community in need. The food pantry is expanding to meet the needs on the East End, so we are raising money to set up a second location as well as provide more availability. Additionally, we are trying to raise funds to provide much-needed personal care items to those who come to the pantry. The ultimate goal is to continue our community outreach; feed the hungry, food insecure and even homeless in our area; and now hopefully, beyond the Riverhead area. Read more about supporting this effort through Foodstock even if you cannot attend. Click here to visit Foodstock on our website.

What’s the line-up for this day of music? We’ll kick-off with a DJ. Then you will enjoy rock/pop, blues, the Great American Songbook and jazz/hip hop bands. Live music and DJ have been provided via Jack Morelli Music.

12:00 Seating (doors) will open at noon and a DJ will start spinning music. Steven Wickes and Anthony Parra from One Sound NYC will be spinning before first act and in between bands.

1:00  Valerie Rose will sing National Anthem and then do the first set. Valerie Rose, soloist, a power house performer, inspired by: Janis Joplin, Alanis Morissette, Amy Winehouse, The Cranberries, Etta James, Tina Turner, Madonna, The Beatles, Carole King, Carly Simon, Tori Amos, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Queen, Muse, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, and so many more…Check our her YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/hAFmGM8vsYY

2:00 Bushwick Blues Band featuring Brother Dave, Chas Rio and David Cornejo. Listen here: https://youtu.be/akIXB9Ke2cE

3:00 Tom Smith Quartet featuring Charlie Busterna, Vinnie Ciaravolo and Mark Marino, with the Great American Songbook. Here’s a recording from City Winery in New York City: https://youtu.be/UnAHW4lx1UA

4:00 The Jack Morelli Quartet featuring Dudley Music, Jon Franke and Scott Thomas Ferreira, with jazz and hip hop. Jack Morelli, who is one of the co-sponsors of Foodstock. He is a drummer, a bandleader and owner of an uncommon music agency,  jack morelli music.  Jack has been playing professionally since 14-years-old and can be seen playing with different musicians on every gig. Depending on the requirement, he assembles groups that play jazz, blues, pop, rock, country, swing and hip hop. The group he has put together for Foodstock will be playing jazz and hip hop.

The members are: Jack on drums; Dudley Music on KB, vocals, sampling machine, and horns; Jon Franke on bass; and Scott Thomas Ferreira on guitar.

Check out Dudley Music here: https://youtu.be/zz4ZT8nlf_w

Mike Foschino from LiveMicMusic will be bring a professional sound system and acting as the sound man.

Foodstock will take place on Sunday, September 22 from 1-6 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, September 29.) Doors will open at noon. Bring a chair as seating is limited. Food will be available for purchase at the Bayside Clam Bar. Donations accepted at the door with a minimum suggested amount of $10.

RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment on the East End of Long Island, dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, residential housing, job opportunities and other programs, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext. 203 with any questions.