Live on the Vine Winterfest Now Offers Blues, Soul and Country Music

Jazz on the Vine Winterfest announced Tuesday that its 7th annual festival of music and wine has a new name in 2014: Live on the Vine Winterfest! Reflecting this bold name change in its seventh year, the six-week music festival (February 8–March 16) has added blues, soul and country music to its previously all-jazz lineup—so expect even more visitors during this robust schedule of live music events at vineyards, hotels and other unique venues on the East End.

To kick things off and give fans a taste of what’s to come, Live on the Vine is hosting a special free preview show featuring live music by Anthony Pravata & Jon Marchon Friday, October 18, from 7–10 p.m. at Bistro 72, Hotel Indigo East End (1830 West Main Street, Route 25) in Riverhead. The show is free to attend and open to the public.

Live on the Vine is a collaborative effort between East End Arts, The Long Island Wine Council and The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, with support from Suffolk County under the auspices of the Office of Film & Cultural Affairs. Suffolk County National Bank has also come aboard as title sponsor of this year’s music festival.

“On behalf of SCNB, we are proud to present the 2014, award-winning Live on the Vine,” said Michael R. Orsino, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Suffolk County National Bank. “This program promotes a partnership and collaboration between the arts and business segments that strengthens the East End economy,” he continued, pointing out that Live on the Vine showcases East End communities and attracts thousands of visitors from as far as New York City and beyond who appreciate the music, wine, and all that the East End has to offer. “It’s a perfect fit for SCNB,” Orsino said.

For more information about the Live on the Vine Winterfest visit liwinterfest.com or call East End Arts at 631-727-0900. A detailed events schedule will be released closer to the festival start in February.

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