Points East to Open Concert Series in Bridgehampton

Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

The fifth annual Songwriters Share concert series, proceeds from which are shared with various local charities, will return to the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Points East. 

A family band from the North Fork, Points East will perform original music and unique arrangements of cover tunes in a style that blends folk, alternative, country, and “newgrass,” a kind of modern bluegrass or new acoustic. The band has performed at Guild Hall, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival, the Montauk Music Festival, the Greenport Maritime Festival, and at venues all over the East End.

Points East members are Brian Cummings, lead vocals and guitar, Keith Cummings, vocals, guitar, and banjo, Heather Sterling, vocals and hand percussion, Steve Shaughnessy, upright bass, and Taylor Cummings, percussion. Their show will benefit Maureen’s Haven, which provides safe, warm, temporary shelter for homeless individuals from November through March. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and students, and a reception will follow the concert.

Subsequent concerts will feature Inda Eaton, performing on Feb. 1 for Project Most; Caroline Doctorow, March 1, for Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt; Fred Raimondo, April 5, for the Retreat; Gene Casey, May 3, for Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, and Nancy Remkus and Dan Koontz, June 7, for the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry.