For Immediate Release
Long Island Music Hall of Fame Announces Star-Studded October 15 Induction Gala
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame has announced that they will be having their first annual Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Awards Gala at Patchogue Theatre, Sunday, October 15, 2006.
Tickets will be available for the Award Ceremony and All-Star Jam, or a special VIP ticket (which includes a VIP Cocktail Reception, Awards Ceremony, All-Star Jam Session and VIP Artist’s Dinner/reception afterwards).
The October 15 Gala will begin at 5:00PM with a Red Carpet Arrival of inducted artists, and VIP Cocktail Reception. The Induction Awards segment will begin at 6:30PM and go to approximately 9:00PM. Following the Induction Awards Ceremony, there will be a VIP Dinner and Reception for VIP Ticketholders. At 10:00PM inducted artists will take the stage for an All-Star Jam Session.
Artists scheduled to be inducted and possibly perform as of September 20 include Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Billy Joel, Marian McPartland, Gary U.S. Bonds, Twisted Sister, Little Anthony, Members of the Stray Cats, Leslie West and Mountain, Mose Allison, Joan Jett, Peter Criss of KISS, the Long Island Philharmonic, Vanilla Fudge and legendary producer George “Shadow” Morton, with more artists to be confirmed. Jen Chapin, representing the Harry Chapin family, will also perform. The families of George Gershwin, George M. Cohan and James (Jimmy) D’Aquisto will also be in attendance.
Other 2006 inductees include Sam Ash, Sr., Perry Como, John Coltrane, Stony Brook University, Run-DMC, Cyndi Lauper, Neil Sedaka, Sam Taylor, Edward “Little Buster” Forehand, Richie Havens and Tony Bennett. For a complete list of inductees, please visit http://www.limusichalloffame.org/inductees/06inductees.html.
Presenters scheduled to appear include Alec Baldwin, Paul Shaffer, Felix Cavaliere, CJ Ramone, Jackie Martling, Joe Bonamassa, Roger Earle (Foghat), the legendary Jimmy Webb, and Randy Jackson, with more to be confirmed.
Sponsors for the October 15 Gala include J. D’Addario and Co., Edge Electronics, Clare Rose, Inc., Pace’s Steak House, Whole Foods, Suffolk County National Bank, Frank & Camille’s Fine Pianos, The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Concert Security Services, Radisson Hotel â€“ McArthur Airport, Lighthouse Harley and Rogers Tuxedos. Participating radio station sponsors are WBAB, WRCN, B-103, K-JOY, WHLI, Island 94.3, Love 96.1, Q104.3 and WUSB.
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization, which defines Long Island geographically rather than politically, as Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, was created as a place to inspire in each person the desire to explore and celebrate music in all its forms and to be a place where the music community will find the support, resources and leadership necessary to aid them in that exploration. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award, traveling educational exhibits, a $100,000 High School Scholarship Event and is working to create a permanent home for the story of the Island’s musical heritage.
For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, please visit their website at http://limusichalloffame.org
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