Willie Nelson & Family at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay (April 26, 2017)

by: George Varga

Last year was a bucket-list trifecta for Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Its 2016 season lineup included Bob Dylan and Tom Petty’s debut performances at the intimate Shelter Island venue, along with Jimmy Buffett’s first Humphrey’s show since 1984.

The 2017 lineup features Willie Nelson, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, the Doobie Brothers, the Gipsy Kings, Bill Maher and The Temptations.

The 2017 season will also feature more than a dozen newcomers to the venue. They include Father John Misty and BANKS — both of whom are also playing at the 2017 Coachella festival — along with Ziggy Marley, King Crimson, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Larry Graham, Blind Pilot, Il Divo, Carla Morrison, The Flirts, Aoife O’Donovan, Raury, Tim Heidecker and Ron Dante, the former lead singer in The Archies, The Cuff Links and The Detergents.


Wednesday, April 12: Father John Misty, with Tim Heidecker, $40 (general admission/standing room only)**

Thursday, April 13: BANKS, with Raury (general admission/standing room only), $45**

Monday/Tuesday, April 17-18: Steely Dan, $185**

Thursday, April 20: Lila Downs, 8 p.m.$48**

Sunday, April 23: David Crosby & Friends, $61**

Wednesday, April 26: Willie Nelson & Family, with Steve Moakler, $129.50**

Tuesday, May 23: Rodriguez, 8 p.m., $48**

Wednesday, May 24: Melissa Etheridge, with Celisse Henderson, $63

Friday, June 2: Dana Carvey, $67

Tuesday, June 6: Sheryl Crow, with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, $96.50

Wednesday, June 7: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! 8 p.m., $65

Sunday, June 11: Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, 7 p.m., $60

Monday, June 12: Ziggy Marley (general admission/standing room only), $63

Monday, June 19: King Crimson, $115

Friday, June 23: Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m., $52

Sunday, June 25: Blind Pilot (general admission/standing room only), $35

Thursday, July 13: The Temptations and The Four Tops, $72

Friday, July 14: 50 Summers of Love, featuring Micky Dolenz, Mark Lindsay and The Fab Four, $60

Monday, July 17: Chris Isaak, $85

Wednesday, July 19: Happy Together Tour 2017, with The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Chuck Negron, The Box Tops, The Cowsills and Ron Dante, 6:30 p.m., $59

Tuesday, Aug. 1: Huey Lewis & The News, $98

Tuesday, Aug. 8: Diana Krall, 8 p.m., $113.75**

Saturday, Aug. 12: America, 7:30 p.m., $69

Thursday/Friday Aug. 17-18: Lost 80’s Live, featuring Tony Hadley, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Berlin, Missing Persons, The Flirts and Gene Loves Jezebel, 6:30 p.m., $58**

Wednesday, Aug. 23: Bryan Ferry, $89

Thursday, Aug. 24: Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Show, with Richard Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Aoife O’Donovan and Fred Newman, $75

Friday, Aug. 25: Dave Koz & Larry Graham, $66

Saturday, Aug. 26: Pink Martini, 8 p.m., $62

Sunday, Aug. 27: The Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo, $82

Wednesday, Aug. 30: The Doobie Brothers, $98

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, $60

Saturday, Sept. 9: Jake Shimabukuro, 8 p.m. $50

Sunday, Sept. 10: George Benson & Kenny G, 7 p.m., $95**

Wednesday, Sept. 13: Indigo Girls, $45

Thursday, Sept. 14: Steve Winwood, $103

Friday, Sept. 15: Il Divo, 8 p.m., $110

Wednesday, Sept. 20: City and Colour, $39

Saturday, Sept. 23: The Beach Boys, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., $80

Sunday, Sept. 24: Bill Maher, 8 p.m. $110

Thursday, Oct. 5: The Mavericks (GA/Standing Only), $45

Friday, Oct. 20: Felipe Esparza, 8 p.m., $30

Sunday, Oct. 22: Carla Morrison (on sale date tba), 8 p.m., $45

Sunday, Oct. 29: Keali’i Reichel, $55

Tickets for this year’s Humphreys Concerts by the Bay season go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Humphreys Restaurant box office, 2241 Shelter Island Drive; online at ticketmaster.com; and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

For most concerts, there will be a first-day sales limit of 12 tickets per show, per person, with a 10-show maximum. Premium hotel and dinner packages are not available through Ticketmaster, but can be purchased at the Humphreys Restaurant box office and by calling (619) 224-3577) for dinner packages and (619) 224-3411 for hotel packages.

The Humphreys Restaurant box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. From April 2-15, the box office is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and at the same times on Tuesdays through Saturdays after April 16. The restaurant’s box office charges a $3-per-ticket service fee, but all Ticketmaster charges are waived.

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