This special event will feature the talents of some of the top original Long Island based bands, including: The Chris Ruben Band, Aqua Cherry, Logan Whaley Band, The Big Happy and Mr. Rooster, while showcasing a variety of Artist Exhibits, Live Painters, Comedians, Arcade Games, Projection Visuals, Local Artisanal Shopping along with delicious food/beverages in order to please all five senses during this 6-hour one-of-a-kind extravaganza. Watch: Festival Lineup Announcement Video
Curated by a youthful and vibrant emerging L.I. Musicians and Artists community, titled the ListenUp! Music & Arts Collective, an authentic generation of creative professionals started by musicians with the initiative of helping to enhance Long Island’s up and coming original music scene through inventing music festivals by musicians for musicians that will generate the majority of the funding to go towards the musicians and artists participating as the aesthetic of the events.
In fact, ListenUp! has dedicated 100% of ticket & door sales to go to the performers, and therefore the business model will be through L.I. local artisanal businesses who will provide sponsorship and vendor tables at the festival in order to create a variety experience that will not only help musicians and artists sustain a career in their artform but also provide artisanal shopping during the festival, supporting the local business economy of Long Island.