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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 !!

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This Isn’t Your Life


The Vail Radio Theater & Story Slam

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind journey through the art of storytelling featuring old time radio sketches, personal anecdotes, stories in song, vintage TV vignettes and other yarns from all walks of life.

Saturday, April 14th
Shows at 3 pm and 7:30 pm.

Lonnie Harrington
April 28th

Enjoy this unique performance with original songs from the Americas, Brazilian beats, and South American songs mixed in with rock and other rhythms featuring carefully written lyrics in both English and Spanish. Guitarists/singers/songwriters Lonnie Harrington and Ruben Gonzalez bring their multi lingual grooves that radiate the beautiful flavors of the Americas and the Caribbean.  Ruben and Lonnie bring to the stage decades of performing experience in North and South America across a diverse range of musical styles.  They will be joined by special guests for the evening.

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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