Everything is gonna be “irie” when Reggae favorite Winston Irie and Selective Security Band take the summer stage at the first outdoor concert of the season. A staple on the reggae scene, Winston (Irie) Sumner has performed or shared a concert bill with Lenny Kravitz, A Tribe Called Quest, Richie Havens and others. He has also opened for Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, and King Yellowman, to name a few. Named one of the 8 most influential local music stars by Hamptons Magazine, Irie, originally from Guyana, came to the Hamptons in 1993 and fell in love with the “island vibe”, which reminded him of home.
“When I’m out here, it’s not about me,” Irie says. “It’s all about the people.” It’s why he’s known for adapting his shows and the band’s lineup of percussion, African drums, bass, and guitar players from one venue to another. As a result, he has never played the same show twice. (KEITH RYAN CARTWRIGHT | July 18, 2014; Hamptons Magazine).
Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics and make a night of it! Reservations not required.
In the event of rain, concerts will take place indoors in the theater.
Photo: Daniel Gonzalez
It’s friends like you that have made the first five years of SAC so successful. Now, we are taking the opportunity to invite you to become our Friend – formally – as we launch Southampton Arts Center Friends Circle.
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