Savoy Brown is still rocking 50-plus years after the band formed in London. One of the first bands from the U.K. to reinvent the blues, Savoy Brown — led by guitarist Kim Simmonds — continues to perform, record and influence today. The band helped lay the foundation of today’s music by combining blues, rock and psychedelia. Many songs from their nearly 50 album releases hit high on the Billboard charts. They’re best known for the classic albums ‘Looking In’ and ‘Hellbound Train’ plus radio staples “I’m Tired,” ”Lay Back in the Arms of Someone” and “Tell Mama.” The band is a veritable history of music, and musicians, with multiple former members going on to form bands such as Foghat, or to play for as Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, and many more. Founding member Simmonds, recognized globally as one of the world’s finest blues/rock players, keeps on inspiring and innovating, acclaimed as a blues rock institution.
Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. $40. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.
An old-fashioned Memorial Day
Step back in time as Old Bethpage Village Restoration kicks off the unofficial start of summer with its annual salute to Memorial Day. Enjoy a glimpse of Long Island’s past, culminating with the village’s homage to Decoration Day, as it was commemorated during that era. Entertainment includes brass band concerts, craft demonstrations and storytelling. The village’s Civil War “veterans” honor Decoration Day as it was first observed in the early 1870s, complete with a parade, a solemn patriotic program, and ceremonies at the village cemetery to acknowledge departed veterans.
Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; parade at 2:15 p.m. $13, $8 seniors (60+) and children 5-12. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8400 or www.obvrnassau.com.