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    About Artists in Partnership

Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a 501c3 cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY.  The mission of AIP, "empowering artists and engaging the community," is a unique collaboration supporting  literary, visual and performing artists by showcasing their talents, creating new avenues of expression, developing multi-generational and cross-cultural projects, providing fiscal sponsorships,  and allying with local organizations, businesses and city government to attain these goals. 2015 projects included the Folk2Funk Festival in March, the Cabaret Festival in May, and the Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival in June, Summer Arts in the Plaza on Saturdays from May to October,  "Kickin' Country" Festival on Nov 6-8.  




4th Annual Kickin' Country Eclectic Music Festival

and Food Drive  November 6-8

Artists in Partnership, Inc. and the Long Beach Public Library present the 4th Annual Kickin' Country Music Festival and Food Drive for the Food and Friendship Inn  at the Long Beach Public Library and other venues, from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th. The Long Beach Public Library is located at 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, N.Y. (516) 432-7201.

Join us at the long Beach Public Library for live Country, "Alt" Country, Americana and Bluegrass music with a special focus on the Piedmont Country Blues. Scheduled groups include: The M.S.G. Acoustic Trio, Piedmont Bluz, Demolition String Band Duo, Jack Grace Band, Marc Berger, Vienna Carroll & Keith Johnston, Sean Kershaw and New Jack Ramblers,  Melody Berger Band,  and Megan Downes                 with "City Stompers"

This year we're back with Family Fun featuring Appalachian Clog Dancing and a salute to our Veterans . Check out local Long Beach venues for additional Country music and dancing.

All events are free, but we ask that participants bring non-perishable food and personal care items for our Long Beach Food and Friendship Inn Food Drive to benefit local homeless/hungry citizens.

Please contact us at aip4arts@gmail.com for more information or call (516) 432-6342.

All events are FREE.  Seating is limited to 200 in the Library. Please consider joining Artists in Partnership, Inc. either online at www.aip-arts.org or sign up at the event.


Here is the lineup for the Kickin' Country Eclectic Music Festival and       Food Drive:




FRIDAY- 11/6

7:00- DEMOLITION STRING DUO featuring Elena Skye and Boo Reiners

8:15-JACK GRACE BAND-Experimental Country/Art/Rock


Featuring Acoustic Blues, Roots and

Spirituals in the Piedmont Country Style




7:00- TBA

8:00- MARC BERGER BAND- American Roots


1:30- VIENNA CARROLL & KEITH JOHNSON- Folk First/Black Roots Music

2:30- SEAN KERSHAW BAND-High Octane Honky Tonk

3:30- MELODY BERGER BAND- Bluegrass/Oldtime Music and featuring

CLOGGING DANCER MEGAN DOWNES and members of City Stompers



After Super Storm Sandy, the mood of Long Beach and its neighboring towns on our barrier island has been shifting from one of “survival to revival.” Sandy destroyed our boardwalk, lowered our beaches, and damaged many homes and businesses. However, the storm did not defeat us: our boardwalk will be rebuilt, our beaches will be replenished, and our properties restored. Our community is dedicated to making those goals a reality.

What has sustained us throughout – are THE ARTS. Whether it’s children painting to express their feelings, musicians writing songs and performing at fundraisers, artists creating works to support the community, or filmmakers documenting our experiences- these are what make us “strong beach”.

Artists in Partnership, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization, in partnership with the Long Beach Public Library, has provided venues and opportunities to talented literary, visual, and musical performers which have benefited our Long Beach Community for over 13 years.

AIP NOW NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT to ensure that they not only survive, but are a part of reviving the arts even further!  As a community we need AIP - especially at this time - because they offer us means for self-expression, cultural experiences, healing, and opportunities for increased economic growth.

BECOME A MEMBER, MAKE A DONATION, or SPONSOR AN EVENT. Your support of Artists in Partnership, Inc. shows your commitment to the arts and ensures that Long Beach will always be a place where they can grow and flourish. We’ve survived – now we are ready to revive!

(Image: Digital art by George Mallis)

  AIP's mission is "to empower artists and engage the community"  

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