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Welcome to the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall!

This is the website home of Long Island’s oldest theater: The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in historic downtown Riverhead. Built in 1881, “The Vail” now hosts a wide variety of performances and presentations year-round. Check back on this site regularly and be sure to follow us on facebook.



Volunteer Staff!!

Email us at vlmusichall@gmail.com to join the Vail-Leavitt as a volunteer staff member. There are a wide variety of jobs available including tour guide/docent, snack & refreshment sales, technical support, promotions & more. Join a great team working to preserve cultural heritage and provide unique educational opportunities for our community!!

More New Events Coming

Watch here for new and upcoming events at LONG ISLAND’S OLDEST & MOST DISTINCTIVE THEATER!!

Come join us in preserving Riverhead’s historic cultural past and presenting unique experiences you won’t find ANYWHERE ELSE !!

Jazz sessions
1st & 3rd Thursdays

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Lonnie Harrington
April 28th

Vail-Leavitt Music Hall proudly hosted a unique performance featuring the World Beat stylings of guitarists/singers/songwriters Lonnie Harrington and Ruben Gonzalez and special guests on April 28th.

Lonnie Harrington’s musical expressions are most often categorized as a blend of “World Beat” and “Jazz”, but are truly a personal synthesis of his diverse musical experiences over the past 45 years. Lonnie gained a reputation for his rhythmic groove as a guitarist and percussionist with multiple bands, appearing regularly at notable venues including SOB’s, The Blue Note, The Village Gate, Tramps, Summerstage and Symphony Space. In 2008, he teamed up with singer/songwriter Ruben Gonzalez performing as “Grooves of the Hemisphere”. His recent collection “Northern Tropicale and Other Romantic Illusions” was released in September of 2017.

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Teen Open Mic Night

The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall will host teen open mic nights this summer on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month beginning June 28 and running through August 23. The evenings start at 7:30 PM and end at 9:30 PM.

All performing arts are welcome — music, voice, dance, poetry readings, etc. The event is open to teens in grades 9 to 12, including 2018 June graduates.

There is a $5 suggested donation per performer.

For more information, call 631-335-6553 or Email us at vlmusichall@gmail.com.