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There will be two free concerts in downtown Riverhead this 4th of July.

In addition to the BID’s outdoor concert by Brady Rymer and His Little Band that Could, the Suffolk Theater is hosting a free swing/dixieland jazz concert by the GI Jivesters, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

The concert at the theater ends in plenty of time to catch the free 30-minute fireworks show downtown, also sponsored by the BID. 

2013 0702 tom manuelHeaded up by trumpeter Tom Manuel, the GI Jivesters is a swinging group of musicians who’ve been playing  traditional Dixieland and Swing music on Long Island for nearly 25 years.

“Playing such standards such as Bourbon Street Parade, Sweet Georgia Brown, Bye Bye Blackbird and many, many more, the spirit of improvisation, the magic of New Orleans, and the swingin’ energy and excitement of jazz, always rings true, and so it will be on this July 4th, as they proudly perform for your listening and dancing pleasure, on the stage of the incomparable Suffolk Theater,” theater program director Bob Spiotto said in an email.

Admission to the theater is free for the concert.

The theater’s kitchen will be serving dinner, too (for purchase.) Doors open at 6 p.m.




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