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10th Annual Fiddle & Folk Festival

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Brenner's Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd, East Setauket, NY

Fiddle & Folk Festival is held on a working farm in E. Setauket, rain or shine. Revered musician Bob Wescott will emcee a day of traditional folk music, bluegrass & blues, along with presentations and workshops. Josie will play in the "Pick of the Crop" segment at 1pm, along with featured acts: Linda Sussman, Hank Stone & Steve Robinson.

Advance tix: Adults $18; Kids $10; Seniors $15

Greenlawn Summer Nights

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Urban Coffee Strip Mall, Broadway, Greenlawn, NY

Josie Bello & The Kit House Band & friends will be playing outside in front of Urban Coffee during the Greenlawn Civic Association Sponsored Event "Greenlawn Summer Nights". Enjoy sidewalk dining, music & shopping as the main street (Broadway) in Greenlawn is closed to traffic from 6:30pm to 9:30pm that evening.

Manor Farm Sunflower Festival

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Manor Farm, 210 Manor Road, Huntington, NY

Manor Farm, owned by the Town of Huntington, practices and teaches sustainable farming and conservation practices to youth and adults through a variety of educational programs. This is the second annual Sunflower festival to benefit this non-profit and will include a large sunflower maze, demonstrations and free entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Josie Bello & The Kit House Band will kick off the day's music by playing from 1pm to 3pm. The festival runs from 1pm to 8pm, and there will be music all day!

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic

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Harborfields Public Libary, 31 Broadway , Greenlawn, NY 11740

Josie hosts this Singer-Songwriter Open Mic (original music only!) held in a beautiful listening room with a baby grand piano at the Library. Free to all who wish to attend-- whether to perform or to spectate! Sign-up begins at 5:45pm. Arrive on time to be sure to get a spot to play at this very popular event! Room has high ceiling and great acoustics so performers can perform with or without a mic. (Performers must bring their own mic. ) Any additional equipment required must be supplied by the performer and set up prior to 6pm.

Walking With Whitman

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Live Poetry & Music on Zoom

Walt Whitman Birthplace presents poets Denise Duhamel and Vicki Iorio along with Singer-Songwriter Josie Bello for an evening of live poetry reading and music. WWB writer-in-residence George Wallace will moderate the event which will take place live on Zoom. Pre-register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdOqoqT4pE92nlsSS4HRPRwKmZ_OYp2pb Suggested donation $5

Several Long Island Songwriters will present a set of their "bluesy" material. Josie will be joined by Mike Nugent on guitar and Frank Bello on bass.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

DJ Showcase - NERFA Conference 2021

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The 2021 NERFA Conference will be held online due to COVID concerns.

The annual NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) Conference is a three-day long annual folk music industry event that includes workshops, seminars & performances. The DJ Showcase is an invitational event, and Josie will be introduced by John Platt of WFUV-FM. Tickets to watch showcase performances are available at NERFA2021.com.


FarWest Artist Showcase on FaceBook Live

FarWest (Folk Alliance Region West) a division of Folk Alliance International-- in conjunction with KC Cafe Radio --presents this curated singer-songwriter showcase. Livestream on YouTube, and replay available any time you wish to view.

Huntington Folk Festival

Hecksher Park, Huntington Village, Long Island, NY

The Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council co-present the 15th annual Huntington Folk Festival in Hecksher Park located in the heart of Huntington Village, Long Island, NY. Josie Bello along with her husband Frank Bello, will perform Josie's original music as part of the artist showcase at 2:45pm. The showcase will be located in a tent overlooking the Chapin Stage.

Folkie Fest: Celebrating Earth Day!

Facebook Livestream

Along with co-conspirators Frank Bello on bass and Shawn Cullinane on guitar, me and my accordion will be performing a set of my original music, sharing a bill with a number of great local singer-songwriters at Long Island's favorite folk music destination -- "Folkie Fest" -- held online until things normalize! Please join us on FaceBook for a folk-music Celebration of Earth Day! No pre-registration required.

John Platt's "On Your Radar"

YouTubeLive & Facebook Live (simultaneously)

John Platt's "On Your Radar" presents three singer-songwriters simultaneously broadcast on FB and YouTube the second Tuesday of every month. On Dec 8, 2020, I will be "On Your Radar" along with The Early Risers and Mike Glick. Use any of the 3 links below to watch live: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnPlattsOnYourRadar/ Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/onyourradar/ YouTube Page : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9CxA1v5KyYK6y8S0jTxqmA

Sunday Morning "SongBreak" with Linda Sussman & Josie Bello

Facebook Livestream

Every Sunday morning at 11am, I team up with fellow Singer-Songwriter Linda Sussman for a brief FB livestream to start the week off with a smile and a tune. We trade one original song each on FB live. Sometimes we introduce newly written unreleased material, and sometimes we perform one of our established tunes! It's always a surprise! We stream live on Linda's FB page. Immediately following the livestream recorded show can be viewed on either Linda's or my own FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/josie.bello.98