Long Island Museum: Loudon Wainwright III / Outdoor Concert / June 28

Loudon Wainwright III Performing

Outdoor Concert


On Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will perform an outdoor concert on the grounds of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. 
Wainwright, who comes from a family of singer-songwriters, including sister Sloan, son Rufus and daughters Martha and Lucy (Wainwright Roche), has produced dozens of albums since his career began in the late 1960s. He’s been nominated for Grammy Awards in 1985, 1986 and 2010, and won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in January 2010 for his album High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009). High Wide & Handsome was named Best Album of 2009 by Fresh Air & Entertainment Weekly and named among the year’s best by the Village Voice, No Depression, FolkWax and fRoots.
“Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who… brought confessional poetry into popular song…Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times, Stephen Holden.
In addition to his singing career, Wainwright adds acting to his talent roster. He appeared in three episodes in the third season of the long-running series M*A*S*H as Captain Calvin Spalding, the singing surgeon. Film acting credits include: Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up (for which he also recorded the soundtrack) and The 40 Year Old Virgin; Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration; Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown; Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator; Tim Burton’s Big Fish; 28 Days alongside Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi; Jacknife alongside Robert De Niro and Ed Harris; and Neil Simon’s The Slugger’s Wife.
Television acting credits include: Parks and Recreation (with Amy Poehler); Undeclared (with  Seth Rogen & writer/producer Judd Apatow); Grounded for Life; Ally McBeal; The T.V. Show (with Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Billy Crystal) where he played keyboard with the early Spinal Tap, which made its first appearance on this program; and a role as the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show. 
Advance sale tickets for the concert are $35, available at longislandmuseum.org/events (limited to first 100 sold). Tickets at the door are $40. VIP tickets are available for $100 each and include a pre-show dinner at 5 p.m. and preferred seating at the concert.
For additional information about Wainwright’s performance at the Long Island Museum, please call the Special Events office at (631) 751-0066 x247 or e-mail Rmiano@longislandmuseum.org. Audience members are asked to bring chairs or blankets for seating. Food and beverages will not be permitted during the performance. The event will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, concert will be held indoors.


Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
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