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Suffolk AME's Inaugural Mayday Music Festival

Mayday Music Festival

May 11, 2019

Southaven Park, Yaphank, New York

The inaugural Suffolk AME's May Day "Mayday Music Festival" took place on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Southaven Park in Yaphank, on Long Island with a stellar lineup that included both well known regional acts as well as national treasures. The Local Stage held talents including His Boy Elroy, Funkin' A, Martini Garden, Cassandra House and Easy Chief. The Main Stage boasted Soundswell, Miles to Dayton, Quarter Horse, Jesse Malin, Brian Fallon, Steve Earle and the Dukes and The Gin Blossoms. With an area of delicious food truck options for concert goers to nosh on, the Mayday Music Festival enjoyed a hearty turnout.

Organized by New York State's largest independent labor union, the Suffolk Association of Municipal Employees did a successful job of embodying the spirit of singer activists like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger who worked to capture the voice of the working class hero. The wholly non-profit endeavor directed all net proceeds to charitable causes including scholarships for union members and their families and hosting a food drive to support Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank. With media support from popular radio stations including on air personalities Anthony and Joann from WEHM-FM as well as Rob Rush and Orlando from WWSK-FM (The Shark), the day was a fun-filled one with lots to celebrate.

Check out a gallery of photos from the Mayday Music Festival.

Jesse Malin

Anthony and Joann from WEHM-FM

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem

Brian Fallon with Jesse Malin

Rob Rush and Orlando from The Shark

Steve Earle and The Dukes

Photos by Christine Connallon

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