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The Great South Bay Music Festival Rocks Patchogue

Updated: Jan 27, 2019

THE REGULARS rock the Five Towns College sponsored Clamshell Bandshell at The Great Bay Music Festival.

The Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue is packed with four days of music, food and crafts.Musical band “The Regulars” kicked off Friday’s highly anticipated festivities. They played a unique blend of funk, soul, and reggae. They also performed a cover of “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse which kept the crowd swinging.Caitlyn Padeletti loved watching her friends rock the crowd. She said, “The music community on Long Island is fantastic and seeing our friends perform was amazing.”

Including The Regulars, the Great South Bay Music Festival features more than 65 bands through Sunday, such as The Front Bottoms, The Devon Allman Project and Sublime with Rome.

An assortment of Diane Bard's soaps.

Besides music on three different stages, the festival offers a wide variety of craft tents where you can purchase unique and natural products.Diane Bard makes handmade soap out of natural vegetable oils. She said, “I wanted to create something that would appeal to a wide community, yet still allow me to be immersed in texture, fragrance, and color. I received a gift of handmade soap from an old friend and my journey began.”She says her soaps are rich in antioxidants, vitamins & nutrients that are essential for having healthy skin. Lavender seems to be a crowd favorite.Brianna Cannon showed off her handmade jewelry business, Meraki Rame, that she runs with her friend Stephen Peabody.With the magic of electrochemistry, they are able to make copper crystal jewelry.“Here at Meraki Rame, We put our love and soul into every piece we create. We take pride in providing high-quality electroformed copper coupled with an array of natural gemstone,” Brianna said.