It's the start of a new year, which means the North Fork's annual jazz festival is right around the corner.
Long Island Winterfest, Jazz on the Vine recently announced the lineup for its sixth festival, which will run every weekend from Feb. 8 through March 17. A kick-off to the festival will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at Hotel Indigo from 7 to 9 p.m.
Spearheaded by East End Arts, in conjunction with the Long Island Wine Council and Long Island Visitors and Conventions Bureau, the six-week festival is expected to feature over 70 artists across dozens of wineries, playing each Saturday and Sunday to draw visitors to the North Fork during colder and otherwise slower months.
Each Saturday night after performances, Hotel Indigo also hosts 'Live at the Indigo,' improv performances with jazz artists who performed throughout the day, anchored by the Steve Watson Trio.
Tickets to each event are $20 – a $5 increase from last year's $15 ticket, which was $5 the year prior. Purchase of a ticket includes a glass of wine and in previous years, has offered discounts for ticketholders such as breaks at local restaurants or hotels.
According to Edible East End, over 7,000 tickets were sold throughout last year's festival.