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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!

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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ALL SHOOK UP
featuring the songs of Elvis Presley

Presented by Sunrise Theatre Company

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

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

“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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All Revved Up: The Ultimate Meat Loaf Tribute

Get ready for a night of rock ‘n’ roll magic with All Revved Up, the ultimate Meat Loaf tribute band! Since 2013, this eight-member ensemble has been electrifying audiences with their spot-on replication of Meat Loaf’s sound and style. Led by John Doboe, they deliver classics like “Bat Out of Hell,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” and “I Would Do Anything for Love.”

October 12 - 8:00pm
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Golden Oldies Reunion

Experience an unforgettable afternoon at Gene DiNapoli’s “Golden Oldies Reunion Volume 1,” featuring music legends like Emil Stucchio and The Classics, Vito Picone & The Elegants, The Chimes, The Fireflies, and Manhattan Skyline, all backed by the fantastic Coda Band. Relive the magic of the past and create new memories. If you loved them then, you will love them now!

 

The Chimes, known for their 1960 hit “Once In A While,” honor their founder and lead vocalist Lenny Cocco, bringing integrity, energy, heart, and excitement to the stage. Emil Stucchio and The Classics captivate audiences with hits like “Cinderella” and “Till Then.” Vito Picone & The Elegants, celebrated for their #1 hit “Little Star,” are immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Fireflies, who hit the charts in 1959 with “You Were Mine,” continue to tour with new members. The Manhattan Skyline, founded by Tony Danno (The Capris), captivates audiences with original arrangements of classic hits.

 

Don’t miss this nostalgic trip down memory lane! Grab your tickets now and join us for a day filled with timeless music and unforgettable performances. 

October 13 - 2:00pm
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Frank Sinatra 
&
My Impossible Dream

Discover the captivating story of Eddie Sessa, who overcame a challenging childhood to become a leading Sinatra tribute artist. Eddie’s journey includes inspiring encounters with legends like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Eddie’s passion for music provided hope during his struggles, driving him to success. His story is a testament to resilience and the transformative power of music, adding depth and authenticity to his performances. Eddie’s ability to capture the essence of Sinatra’s voice and style has made him a beloved performer, leaving audiences in awe, and creating unforgettable experiences. You don’t want to miss Eddie’s amazing story and his heartfelt homage to Frank Sinatra.

October 13 - 7:00pm
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