Wine & Music to Tame the Savage Winter

    “Jazz on the Vine” will be the theme of the 2009 Long Island Winterfest, which will run from February 14 to March 22 across Long Island’s East End.

     The program will feature outstanding jazz musicians performing at local winery tasting rooms every weekend afternoon over the five-week period. The musical calendar will be supplemented by special offers and promotions at tourism-related businesses and cultural venues throughout the region.

     2009 Winterfest events are being organized by the Long Island Wine Council, the East End Arts Council, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing and the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, with support from American Express and WLIU.

     Winterfest was conceived in 2006 to generate increased business on the East End during the slowest part of the year by promoting a calendar of activities and offers. The program has grown to include many businesses, but this will be the first time that the promotion is adopting a musical theme.

     For a complete list of scheduled performances and information on “getaway” packages, visit

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