Dan Bailey Tribe was the performer at the Wolffer Vineyard's wine stand on Friday. Carrie Ann Salvi
Wolffer Estate Vineyard's wine stand in Sagaponack brought the Dan Bailey Tribe to the spacious, outdoor, and picturesque venue on Friday night. The band performed original African-inspired and classic reggae music surrounded by grape-filled vines, wide-open spaces for blankets, and two chair-and-table filled patios with all ages and types. Mr. Bailey sang lead vocals, played guitar and a conch shell during the show.
Guests ran the gamut from decked-out Hamptonites to children in superhero costumes. Light bites were offered, which included little bento boxes for the kids. Only a short-lived rain shower put a brief damper on the relaxing, nature-filled performance. There was plenty of space for those with children to let them safely run free while they enjoyed wine, music, and conversation.
Mr. Bailey, known to be a local master of African drumming, gave the crowd a taste of his skills during his Tribe's finale, when all four members contributed to the percussion.
In addition to the year-round music heard inside at the winery on Sagg Road, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, live music is played each Friday and Saturday from 5 to sunset at their wine stand on Montauk Highway.
Tonight, it's jazz with the Morris Goldberg Trio. Next weekend will bring two more local favorite rock'n'rollers to the outdoor venue — Black and Sparrow and Inda Eaton.