If you’re a music lover willing to hop across the border, than this is an event you will want to add to your calendar.
Today’s Mixtape Festival, now in its fourth year, is taking place from August 15th to the 16th at The Emporium in Patchogue, New York. The festival will feature highlight acts including Every Time I Die, Stray From The Path, Real Friends, Andrew WK, and The Movielife, who will be performing their first show on Long Island in 13 years. Kill Your Idols will be there as well marking their first performance in 8 years on the island and A Loss For Words their final show.
Long Island native and founder Jake Zimmerman, is already a prominent figure in the music business. Staying close to the area throughout his college years, Zimmerman remained dedicated to the local scene. His passion for live music emerged as a booking and promotions company called East Coast Collective. Even after making the move to New York City to work for The Agency Group, Zimmerman still runs E East Coast Collective and Today’s Mixtape Festival.
Single day, VIP and weekend tickets can be purchased here: http://ticketf.ly/1GNis6G and a portion of the money goes to a very good cause, The Safe Center, Nassau County’s only comprehensive victims’ services agency, offering confidential and cost-free services to victims of child abuse, domestic and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Zimmerman had this to say about the organization;
“The Safe Center is an important resource for sexual abuse victims on Long Island. This relates directly to issues in the punk rock and hardcore communities, issues that are usually ignored instead of being made aware of, discussed, and resolved,” shares festival founder Jake Zimmerman. “As a community and as decent human beings, we cannot stand by and let these victims’ voices go unheard.”
For more information on The Safe Center, visit: http://www.thesafecenterli.org/
The full artist line up by day is as follows:
Saturday, August 15
Kill Your Idols
Crime In Stereo
A Loss for Words
Giants at Large
Andrew W.K.* (*Saturday Night After Party)
Sunday, August 16
Every Time I Die
Stray From the Path
On Broken Wings