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Welcome to Bayway Arts Center

Bringing live theater, dance performances, concerts, and more to East Islip. Rent our theater and cafe for your next event and don't miss our upcoming shows!


Join us for live performances at Bayway Arts Center. All shows  offer a unique experience for audiences of all backgrounds. Check out our upcoming events below!

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featuring the songs of Elvis Presley

Presented by Sunrise Theatre Company

July 20th - 7pm
July 21st - 2pm


Get ready for a night to remember at Bayway Arts Center! On July 27 at 7:30 pm, the stage comes alive with the sensational sounds of The Jersey Tenors and the uproarious comedy of Mike Marino. Don’t miss this stellar combination of New Jersey’s finest musical prowess and comedic genius!


New Jersey’s Bad Boy, Mike Marino with the versatility of Carbon, is not just a comedian and actor but also a philanthropist who’s rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in entertainment.His ability to bring down the house at any event has earned him a spot in the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame and the prestigious USO Bob Hope Comedy Award. Get ready to laugh till it hurts with Mike Marino’s unforgettable performance!

The Jersey Tenors will ignite the stage with a thrilling fusion of Opera’s elegance with Rock’s energy. Accompanied by a six-piece band, these virtuosos unite a vast array of musical gems in a single night that celebrates the essence of Jersey’s sound and more. Merging Opera’s revered classics with the thrilling tunes of Rock legends such as Queen, Elton John, Billy Joel, ABBA, and Journey, to name a few. The night wouldn’t be complete without a tribute to Jersey’s music legends—from the timeless Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Frank Sinatra, rock icons Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, the groove masters Kool and The Gang, and the unforgettable Jersey Girl, Whitney Houston. 

July 27th - 7:30pm

Totally Taylor New York:
A Taylor Swift Tribute Act

Totally Taylor: A Tribute Concert to Taylor & her Eras is a full length, immersive experience featuring Elizabeth Edquist in the role of Taylor. This is not just a concert - Elizabeth transforms herself into your favorite Global Superstar from her replica costumes to her mannerisms and singing voice! Elizabeth even plays the guitar and piano!​

With tickets for Taylor's Eras Tour ranging anywhere from $1000-20,000, Elizabeth is excited to be able to make the music of Taylor accessible to audiences all over the country.

VIP Experience includes: Priority seating, a swag bag, and a meet and greet with pictures after the show.

September 21 - 3:00pm & 7:00pm
September 22 - 3:00pm


Chris Ruggiero has been touring the country at a dizzying pace, taking his
audiences on a musical journey through the golden age of rock and roll. His PBS - TV appearances, feature on Good Morning America and hit albums have brought an even bigger audience, selling out shows all over the country. He’s already brought his musical magic to over 90 towns and cities across the USA. In his new show, “Teenage Dreams and Magic Moments,” Chris tells his incredible story by breathing new life into the timeless music of the 50s, 60s, 70s with a live band. If you remember songs like “Unchained Melody,” "My Cherie Amour", "You Can’t Hurry Love", "This Magic Moment,” you’ll relish an evening spent with Chris. His unique interpretations of those and more are not only vocal triumphs, they feature brand new orchestrations by Four Seasons arranger and pop-rock legend Charlie Calello (who is also a fan, commenting, "It's been a long time since I heard a voice like this.” Chris has also collaborated with legendary pop stars such as Darlene Love, The Cyrkle and  Peter Noone. Chances are you’ll know every word to every song and the magical feeling will live on long after Chris leaves the stage. 

“Songs you know and love from a voice you'll never forget.” - BroadwayWorld

“Chris is what I call ‘the ultimate entertainer.’ I love his voice!” - Darlene Love

“Chris is so good at making the classics his own. I went to his show and loved
every minute.” - Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers

September 28 - 2:00pm
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“THE QUEEN MEETS THE KINGS”  Rock n’ Soul will rule the night as Legendary Billy Joel Drummer Liberty Devitto brings The Slim Kings to team with longtime Saturday Night Live Band vocalist Christine Ohlman, “The Beehive Queen” with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez in an incendiary night that will rock with soulfulness as longtime running partners Devitto—who’s played on over 50 million albums with Billy Joel—and Ohlman—renowned for her recent #1 Billboard Blues chart-topping CD with Dion on the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 2024 release “Girl Friends”—light up the beautiful Bayway Arts Center.  The Beehive Queen and The Rhythm King will fire up their respective playlists, including songs from Ohlman’s 2024 upcoming “The Grown Up Thing” and The Slim King’s newest, “Better Than This,” a tribute to The Rascals that is a featured cut from their upcoming 2024 album.  Michael Sackler-Berner leads The Kings, and Ohlman will be joined onstage by Lorne Entress (drums-Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lori McKenna, Ronnie Earl), South Carolina Guitar ace Chris Bickley (Johnny Winter) and Michael Colbath (bass).

September 28 - 8:00pm
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