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LAUFEY: A Benefit for the Montauk Point Lighthouse

August 3, 7pm.
$79.50-$350
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Murmrr Presents: Laufey
August 3rd, 2024 @ Montauk Point Lighthouse
Pre-Party @ 5PM | Show @ 7PM 

All Ages | RAIN OR SHINE | No Pets Allowed

LAUFEY

“As a musician, my goal is to bring jazz and classical music to my generation through a more accessible road,” declares the composer, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Laufey. The LA based, Icelandic-Chinese artist’s trailblazing approach paid off, as she is now a GRAMMY-winning, top streaming jazz artist in the world, with an audience of over 7M across socials.

Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) continues her story with her 2024 GRAMMY-winning album Bewitched. Inspired by jazz greats and classical masters while possessing a point of view that could only be conveyed by a 21st-century twenty-something, Bewitched represents an expansion of Laufey’s sonic palette. Her self-assured musicianship and deeply felt lyrics takes the idea of “classic” music, whether it’s slotted as classical or jazz or even chart-topping pop and humanize it, giving her music a relatability to the next generation of jazz and classical aficionados. “There are very few examples of artists who are on stage with an orchestra one day and making TikToks the next,” she notes dryly. Laufey’s straddling of those two worlds has put her in a singular place across music, and with Bewitched, she’s ascended to the next level.

MONTAUK HISTORIAL SOCIETY

The Montauk Historical Society is the nonprofit organization that owns the Montauk Point Lighthouse. It costs over $1.5 million a year to run the lighthouse and museum. Special events, like its annual benefit concert, are an essential way to fund programming and maintenance. An extensive restoration of the tower and the exterior of the museum was completed last  summer after over five years of work and planning, and at a cost of $1.8 million. It was funded by grants, generous donations, and admission fees. A $38 million revetment, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York State’s Department of Environmental Control, was completed last year, and  will safeguard the lighthouse for future generations. The mission of the Montauk Historical Society is to collect, restore, preserve, and display historically significant buildings, objects, and writings, and to preserve the history and cultures of Montauk and the East End for this and future generations.

Location:

2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954 United States