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.