Huntington Folk Festival

Legendary folksinger-songwriter Tom Rush (accompanied by up-and-comer Matt Nakoa) headlines the 13th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Sunday, July 29, at Heckscher Park, located off Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington Village. Extending from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m., the free event — co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council — is part of the 53rd Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

An on-stage song swap featuring Long Island’s own Miles & Mafale and Carolann Solebello will precede Rush’s evening performance on the park’s [Harry] Chapin Rainbow Stage. Prior to the featured concert at 8 p.m., FMSH President Michael Kornfeld’s and Joltin’ Joe Pszonek’s Radio Nowhere will host unplugged showcases and song swaps from 12 noon to 6 p.m. These will take place near canopy tents on the upper lawn area overlooking the stage and will feature more than three-dozen artists/acts from New York and several other states. Daytime schedules have been posted online at, and and appear below.

Artists who will showcase their talents during the afternoon include:
(Host: Michael Kornfeld)
12:00: Huntington’s Own: Cathy Kreger, Lois Morton, Toby Tobias
12:30: LI Guys: Steve Robinson, Les Stoller, Hank Stone, Bob Westcott
1:15: LI Women’s Voices: Karen Bella, Rorie Kelly, Anne O’Rourke, Nico Padden
2:00: NYC: Ed Romanoff, Eugene Ruffolo, Kate Vargas & the Reckless Daughters
2:30: I’m From New Jersey: Loretta Hagen, Mara Levine, Dennis MC DoNoUgh!
3:00: Acoustic Roots: Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers, The Meadows Brothers
3:30: Upstate New York Voices: Gina Holsopple, Austin MacRae, Open Book
4:00: New Englanders: Kala Farnham, Allison Rose, Belle of the Fall
4:30: Mass. Appeal: The Lied To’s, The Promise Is Hope, Sparrow Blue
5:00: Connecticut State Troubadours: Kate Callahan, Lara Herscovitch
5:30: Keystone Staters: Antonio Andrade, Meghan Cary (with Peter Farrell)

Radio Nowhere
(Host: Joe Pszonek)
12:00: Christine Sweeney
12:20: Dennis MC DoNoUgh!
12:40: Acoustic Apple
1:00: Randie O’Neill
1:20: Rick Barth
1:40: Kate Callahan
2:00: Belle of the Fall
2:20: Hank Stone Band
2:40: Katherine Rondeau
3:00: Rorie Kelly
3:20: The Promise Is Hope
3:40: Nico Padden
4:00: Lara Herscovitch
4:20: Ed Romanoff
4:40: Marion Halliday
5:00: Austin MacRae
5:20: Loretta Hagen
5:40: Mara Levine

Festivalgoers are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets and a picnic supper (or walk into Huntington Village and enjoy a meal at one of its many restaurants).

The Huntington Folk Festival caps a weekend of folk, roots and Americana concerts and musical events. Long Island talent is spotlighted on Friday night, July 27, with a shared bill featuring folk-harmony trio Gathering Time and singer-songwriter Kirsten Maxwell. On Saturday afternoon, July 28, from 2-5 p.m., Phil LoFaso and the duo Acoustic Apple host two hours of open song circles, followed by an hour-long audience participatory set of Pirate Tunes and Sailor Songs with Scuttlebutt Stu (Stuart Markus) on the hill overlooking the Chapin Rainbow Stage. The Jeremy Kittel Trio, fronted by the acclaimed fiddler, takes the stage at 8 p.m.

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is produced by the Town of Huntington, presented by the Huntington Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts, the County of Suffolk and Canon U.S.A.

Location: Heckscher Park - Chapin Rainbow Stage

For parking nearest to Heckscher Park:
The Heckscher Museum is on the park grounds, and a small lot adjacent to it is reserved for Handicapped parking. Parking is permitted along the neighboring streets; do not block driveways. Immediately north of the park is a nose-in parking “lot” along Madison St., adjacent to the park. The Huntington Town Hall is across Rte. 25A from the park on the south side. There is a large parking lot behind Town Hall.

Additional Parking around Huntington
There are 3 Municipal Parking Lots in the Village of Huntington. The lot closest to Heckscher Park is located south of Rte 25A (Main St.) and is entered a half block east of the intersection of 25A and New York Ave. (Rte 110). It can also be entered on Elm Street. A second large lot is south of Main St. between Green and New Streets. It is entered by turning south off Rte 25A (Main St.) onto New St.; – the lot is on the right. The third large lot is located north of Main St. on Gerard St. (also named Lt. General Frank Libuti Way) It can be accessed from Gerard St. or by turning north off Rte 25A (Main St.) onto Clinton Ave., — after the corner buildings there are lot entries to the left and the right. Also note that meters on the village streets are in effect weekdays until 7 pm only, and that bank lots that are not chained off are available for parking when the bank is closed at night.