Now in its
fifth year, the Homegrown Music Café has established itself as one of
Long Island’s premier concert venues. Since its launch in September 2009, the
Homegrown stage at St. Gerard Majella Church’s Chapel in Port Jefferson Station
has brought our audiences some of the very best musical talent in the region.
Well over 100 performers graced the Homegrown stage in its first year, and our
cumulative audience is in the thousands.
Long Island is a true hot spot
of musical talent, and as such, it deserves a quality venue that consistently
delivers excellent shows. This is why the organizers of Homegrown Music Café
have spared no effort in recruiting the best available acts to play on our
stage, and invested in a concert-quality sound system that has won repeated
accolades. Our efforts to deliver quality will continue unabated through our
fourth year and beyond.
Since its start, the Homegrown Music
Café brought you some of the best-known names in the Long Island and New York
Metro music community. Among them were Miles to Dayton, Sonny Meadows, Hank
Stone, Katie Pearlman Band, Sunrise Skyline, Caroline Doctorow, Johnny Cuomo
and American Idol contestant Erinn Furey.
Homegrown Music Café performers do
not get paid. They donate their time to help us raise funds for the St. Gerard
Majella parish outreach program, which over the years has fed, clad and
comforted hundreds of families in need.
Every Thursday, the outreach program feeds as many as 100 people at our
Stewardship Supper soup kitchen, and each month 72 families pick up food at our
community pantry. At Thanksgiving, 130 families receive food baskets, 165
families get food and gifts at Christmas, and 55 families