Concerts and Cultural Events

Music and cultural events take center stage throughout the spring, summer and fall. From Shakespeare at the Manor and Creekside Concerts to History & Heritage Porch Talks and Harvest Moon Ferry Cruises, all of our events provide the community with opportunities to connect with fellow supporters and neighbors, while taking part in widely-varied programs that further our mission to preserve, cultivate and share Sylvester Manor’s rich heritage.

Mardi Gras Mambo 2024! Featuring 2022 Grammy winners The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas

Saturday, August 24
Manor Grounds
$50/person; children under 12 are free

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating over 45 years since their founding in 1977, the GRAMMY Award-winning New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres, including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo”, has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than thirty countries, record twelve studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-five plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Nathan Williams provides a direct connection to Zydeco’s storied pioneers such as Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. The Cha-Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country, and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.

Blues, cajun, New Orleans soul, zydeco and R&B…come celebrate with these Louisiana legends!

“The Dirty Dozen Brass Band continues to be a national treasure; steeped in both the past and the present, impossible to categorize and mighty funky.” – The New York Times

“Nathan Williams never disappoints…putting out the best Zydeco in the business.” – No Depression

About our Creekside Concerts:

Sylvester Manor Creekside Concerts are rain or shine outdoor events so bring a beach chair or blanket. Camp chairs are also welcome but must sit toward the back to not block the view of your fellow concertgoers. Gates will open at 4:15 pm. Children under 12 are free and do not require a ticket for entry. Insect and tick repellent are suggested.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to picnic. Additionally, food trucks will be on site and wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

This program is partially funded by the County of Suffolk. Severe weather may cancel program.