Across American Roots
all American Cultures and Traditions
Copland Wind Octet &
Shinnecock Nation musicians
Jazz Loft Big Ensemble
Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a production of
Rites of Spring Music Festival
in collaboration with
The Jazz Loft and Sylvester Manor
Rites of Spring Music Festival is pleased to announce the second year of collaboration with Sylvester Manor and The Jazz Loft to present an annual music event to celebrate all American Cultures and Traditions and spread awareness about its richness and history.
It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of America. As members of multiple communities on Long Island, we want to stay connected to our heritages. It is important to reflect on the American history and culture. The United States is home to a diverse population that celebrates its cultural richness and variety through local festivals, community events, and other grassroots activities. Across American Roots will be held at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, an iconic venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are embraced, appreciated, and celebrated.
This music event features a wide array of music styles and three different performances:
music by African American composers, European composers influenced by American culture and music by Native American musicians.
This is an outdoor lawn event. Attendees should plan to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating, to walk between locations and to wear footwear suitable for walking on uneven ground. Insect repellant is strongly encouraged.
This project is made possible in part with funds from t the
Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs and the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council