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3 Long Island Festivals Combine Classic Rock And Live Painting

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May 6, 2014 (MMD Newswire) — Long Islanders will again be treated to the spectacular sights and sounds of live painting combined with live classic rock – during the annual extravaganza which has come to be known as Rich Rivkin’s Summer Arts Festival Series.

The 2014 schedule features three main events:

Woodstock Revival at Vanderbilt Museum
with Live Music by: Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband, Dragonfly, and Elana Rivkin
A Day of Woodstock Tribute Bands, Plus Live Painting & Exhibiting by 50 Artists
Sunday June 8, 2014, Noon - 6:30, Rain or Shine, All Ages
The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport NY

Tickets: $20 in advance at or $25 at gate

Long Island Sound & Art Festival at Northport Village Park
with Live Music by: Moondawgs, Ken Talve Trio, Dave Kellan Band, and The Inebriators
Plus Live Painting & Exhibiting by 40 Artists, Overlooking Northport Harbor
Sunday August 17, 2014, 1 - 6:30 pm, Weather Permitting, All Ages
Northport Village Park, Gazebo Stage, 1 Main Street, Northport NY

Free Admission. More info at

Grateful Fest at Vanderbilt Museum
with Live Music by: Half Step, The Electrix, Reckoning, and Unbroken Chain
A Day of Grateful Dead Music, Plus Live Painting & Exhibiting by 50 Artists
Sunday, September 7, 2014, Noon - 6:30, Rain Date: Sept 14, 2014, All Ages
The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport NY

Tickets: $20 in advance at or $25 at gate


Rivkin’s events have showcased nearly 100 bands, and featured more than 150 regional artists who paint live to the inspiration of the music, scenic vistas, and audience interaction.

This year’s Woodstock Revival will include a special live painting exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist, Phetus whose iconic works of Street Art can be seen on display in major cities worldwide.

Says producer, Rich Rivkin, “It always excites me, watching dozens of incredible paintings come to life right before my eyes – while the audience is captivated by the energy of the music. Come experience this uniquely interactive form of multi-sensory stimulation; your eyes and ears will thank your brain!”

Since 2000, Rivkin has produced a total of 29 outdoor festivals, plus hundreds of ongoing indoor events, including Live Art Fusion, ArtMosphere, Northport After Dark, and the recently launched Art Cafe series. Paintings and sculpture are available for purchase at most events.

2014 series sponsors include The Paramount Huntington and, who will be providing free give-away’s of Concert Tickets and Handcrafted Hula Hoops, respectively.

All artists and sculptors are invited to participate at each event. More information and full schedule are available at

Rich Rivkin Presents, 46 Steers Avenue, Northport, NY 11768, 631-261-2941, [email protected]

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