Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, along with Peconic Public Broadcasting radio host Bonnie Grice, will host a relief concert at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Sunday, November 24, for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines earlier this month and left thousands dead or missing and more than four million displaced.
“The Bay Street benefit concert is a way for the East End community to come together for an entertaining evening while raising money for Philippine relief efforts,” Mr. Schneiderman said.
Bay Street Theatre’s producer, Gary Hygom, said he is expecting a strong turnout. The theater recently hosted the Just For Japan relief concert for the victims of an earthquake in Japan. “We typically have full houses,” he said. “The last one we did was jammed. I’m expecting a full house.”
Artists who will be performing at the show will include Lola, The Vandettas, Nancy Atlas, HooDoo Loungers, Joe Delia & Thieves, Inda Eaton, and Gene Casey.
There will also be several silent auctions held throughout the evening, and WPPB will be doing a simulcast and opening up their phone banks for donations. “I couldn’t be happier,” Mr. Hygom said of the radio station’s involvement. “That opens up to a whole other audience that we couldn’t reach just here.”
Doors will open on Sunday at Bay Street Theatre at 7 p.m. There is a $25 suggested donation for admission, but Mr. Hygom said that participants should feel free to give more. Tickets will be available only at the door. The proceeds will be distributed to the Red Cross. For more information, visit baystreet.org, or call (631) 725-9500.