Paul Simon’s “Graceland” bassist Bakithi Kumalo headlines an array of musical talent performing this Saturday at Sayville’s daylong Fall Fest on Main Street.
Perhaps best known for his groovy bass break on Simon’s mega 1986 hit “You Can Call Me Al,” Kumalo’s must-see-and-hear performance is at 2 p.m. on the Candee Avenue stage.
“You Can Call Me Al” — you may recall the hilarious video that starred a goofy Chevy Chase — was the first single released from “Graceland,” which won the 1986 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Kumalo, who grew up in Soweto during apartheid in South Africa, performed regularly with Simon for decades and has released several solo records.
Be sure check out the music schedule below to see when the other great Fall Fest performers take the stage on Saturday.
The festive event, hosted by the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce, also features a Halloween parade, contests, tons of food vendors and a steady flow of musical entertainment throughout the day.
Here’s a rundown of what else you should know before heading down to Fall Fest.
The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until the music stops playing at 5 p.m.
The Halloween parade begins at 11 a.m. To join the parade, simply come dressed in a costume and line-up for the parade at 10:45 a.m. near the corner of Greene Avenue and Main Street.
Entries for the homemade pie baking contest must be submitted by 12 noon at The Sayville Chocolatier. Judging is at 2 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 3 p.m.
Scarecrow contest entries must be brought into JD Chandlery by 1 p.m. The judging is at 2:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
Entries for the Pumpkin carving contest must be submitted at a station in front of Island Salt and Spa by 1 p.m. The judging is at 3 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m.
Fall Fest will feature eight musical acts on two stages. Here’s a schedule of who is playing where:
Chase Bank Stage
10 – 11 a.m. Sayville Library Kid Zone with Miss Donna
11 a.m. Halloween music for the parade
11:15 a.m./11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. South Bay Arts Kids, featuring Jack Licitra & Local youth artists