Island Federal Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 14th Annual Great South Bay Music Festival

February 8, 2023
Great South Bay music festival

Hauppauge, New York, January 2023 – The Great South Bay Music Festival announced that Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal) is the presenting sponsor for the 14th Annual Great South Bay Music Festival, in Patchogue from July 20-23, 2023.

James (Jim) Faith, the festival producer commented, “We’re extremely excited to welcome Island Federal Credit Union as the 2023 Presenting Sponsor of the Great South Bay Music Festival, Long Island’s longest running, and largest four-day music, art, and cultural event. Island is an ideal partner as they are an authentic, local organization, serving Long Islanders for more than 65 years.”

“Island Federal is honored to be the 2023 Presenting Sponsor as the Great South Bay Music Festival epitomizes the diversity, creativity, and enjoyment of living on Long Island. It also embodies the many reasons why Long Island is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, “ said Bret W. Sears, President/CEO, Island Federal.

“As our way of giving back, for every ticket sold, Island Federal will provide a meal for food insecure Long Islanders through Long Island Cares,” added Sears.

Chris Murray, VP/Marketing, Island Federal adds, “We’re excited to be associated with this unique entertainment event that has become part of the fabric of Long Island. Over the four-days, the Great South Bay Music Festival features a cross-section of musical genres and activities to appeal to a wide spectrum of music fans. As a family-forward financial institution, we welcome that they offer the KIDZONE dedicated to family fun and children’s entertainment.

“All of us at Island Federal welcome the opportunity to get involved with events where we can be on-site so that Long Islanders can meet our exceptional staff. Our team is what makes Island Federal a special place for local banking.”

An announcement of upcoming acts will be announced shortly. For more information, visit GreatSouthBayMusicFestival.com.

About Great South Bay Music Festival

Celebrating its 14th Anniversary, The Great South Bay Music Festival is Long Island’s longest running, and largest four-day music, art, and cultural event. Situated on the magnificent Great South Bay it features over 55 performers on 4 stages, presenting legends as well as emerging artists in classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk zydeco, hip hop and funk.

For handmade arts and crafter lovers, and shoppers, Great South Bay’s Artisan Market features a diverse collection of interesting handmade and imported creations.

Well known as a family event, The Great South Bay Music Festival is committed to excellence in educational fun for all! Kids will love our KIDZONE – featuring quality, educational fun, children’s entertainment all day, Saturday and Sunday.

A diverse food court, multiple beer and wine gardens, and local art organization installations round out the fest. For more details, visit GreatSouthBayMusicFestival.com.

About Island Federal Credit Union

Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal), headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, providing affordable banking products and services to Long Islanders. Founded in 1955, Island has grown to be among the top performing credit unions in New York State with $1.5 billion in assets, serving nearly 50,000 Members. Island’s successful track record can be attributed to consistently delivering the best rates, no hidden fees, and exceptional service to its Members. When banking at Island, Members have access to a complete menu of loan and deposit products, including Simply Free Checking accounts, Certificate accounts, IRAs, Auto loans, Mortgage, Home Equity loans and lines, a Credit Mastercard® and Student Choice College loans. For anytime access, Island offers free 24/7/365 customer service, online banking, bill payer, and mobile banking services. In 2014, Island announced a 10-year, multi-faceted partnership with Stony Brook University that included naming rights of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, sponsorship of the Stony Brook Film Festival, support of the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as providing two branches and more than a dozen ATMs on the Stony Brook University campus. In 2018, Island Federal merged with Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, adding a branch in Brooklyn. In addition to the Stony Brook University and Brooklyn locations, Island operates eight full-service branches located on Long Island, in Bellmore, East Setauket, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, and Selden. Island Members can also access their Island accounts at more than 5,600 shared credit union branches throughout the country, and over 110,000 fee-free ATM networks worldwide. For more information about Island, stop by any branch, visit their website, islandfcu.com, or call (631) 851-1100

About Long Island Cares

Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.