The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame will be holding a series of exciting events this June at their newly opened building in Stony Brook (97 Main St., Stony Brook) including LIVE music performances by bands Martini Garden, Rib and the Bones and Mike Nugent.
LIMEHOF will host a special 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Concert Event on June 11 inducting the Fat Boys and featuring several Long Island Legends of Hip Hop.
LIMEHOF will also host its first book launch theme event for author Dina Santorelli’s newest thriller, “The Reformed Man.”
Most of the events are free with museum admission ticket purchase. For more details check out https://www.limusichalloffame.org/events/
June 4 Martini Garden
Martini Garden is a Long Island, Suffolk County-based band and has been described as the Eagles meet Stevie Wonder. Founded in 2005 they serve up an eclectic mix of Rock and Roll, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Country.
With two studio albums and a Christmas EP under their belt they are now preparing to go back to the studio to record their third album.
Jim LoPiano- Lead guitarist/ Rhythm Guitarist / Songwriter/Vocals
Christine LoPiano- Lead Vocals/ Songwriter
Miriam Hubbard- Background Vocals
June 10 Right Track Inn Reunion Fundraiser Concert in Amityville’s Warehouse to Benefit LIMEHOF
For the first time since the 1980’s, Freelance Vandals, Sorethumb and Broken Arrow, who performed at one of most iconic clubs on Long Island, the Right Track Inn, will reunite for a concert at the Warehouse in Amityville, to benefit the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) on June 10th, at 7pm.
These 3 bands were a fixture in the 1980’s on the Long Island club scene and had major followings. Each had their own unique brand of rock and roll music and enjoyed immense popularity due to their live performances.
The Right Track Inn in Freeport was a major live music venue, host to these local bands as well as national acts, some of whom are LIMEHOF inductees, including Joan Jett, The Ramones, The Good Rats, Taylor Dane, Richie Havens, The Stray Cats and Little Buster and the Soul Brothers.
The origins of this reunion came about because of the inclusion at the Hall of Fame of the video for the single “Let’s Give Them Life,” written by Freddy Monday and John Snow of Sorethumb, featuring LIMEHOF 2006 inductee, Little Buster. Members of Freelance Vandals and Broken Arrow were among the 15 Long Island bands who recorded the single for Long Island for Ethiopia (L.I.F.E) in 1985.
June 11 LIMEHOF 50th Anniversary Hip Hop Concert
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with a special concert, induction of The Fat Boys and panel discussion event on Sunday, June 11th at 2 p.m. at the venue’s home base in Stony Brook Village (97 Main Street, Stony Brook).
The event will feature legendary stars Son of Bazerk, Kool Rock-Ski (of The Fat Boys), A.J. Rock (of J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.), DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice (of Public Enemy), Dinco D and Milo in de Dance (both of Leaders of the New School), and special guest Ralph McDaniels (of Video Music Box), as well as other surprise hip-hop guest artists.
DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice, Kool Rock-Ski, and Son of Bazerk will be performing LIVE music. There will also be a panel discussion moderated by Tom Needham, LIMEHOF Vice Chairman and longtime host of the “Sounds of Film Radio Show,” who will be joined by members of JVC Force, Leaders of the New School, DJ Johnny Juice and Ralph McDaniels.
“We are honored to pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with a live concert performed by some of hip hop’s most influential artists, all from Long Island,” said Ernie Canadeo, LIMEHOF Chairman. “It is a testament to Long Island’s prominent and continuing role in hip-hop’s legacy.”
June 17 Dina Santorelli’s “The Reformed Man” Book Launch
The book launch for Long Island author Dina Santorelli’s newest thriller, The Reformed Man will take place at the newly opened Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in Stony Brook on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at noon.
Ticket prices for the event are $30 at the door and include a short book talk by Santorelli, a Q&A session, a signed book, and admission to the Hall itself.
June 18 About Rib & The Bones
Rib & The Bones is an alternative rock band based in Oneonta, NY formerly from Moriches. Formed by four SUNY Oneonta music students, Rib & The Bones is an energetic group dedicated to leaving audiences feeling great with their upbeat performances.
The up-and-coming band has opened for the nationally touring act Flo Rida and is currently on a tour of New York promoting their recent singles. Rib & The Bones takes influence from The Strokes, Peach Pit, and Cage The Elephant while adding their own funky grooves into the mix. If looking for a night of dancing and great music, come out to the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame on June 18th to see Rib & The Bones.
June 25 About Mike Nugent
A man of few words who adds spice to every song he plays, whether his original compositions or the many artists who welcomed him on their songs. Mike Nugent is the quintessential artist who transverses multiple genres, from Soul to Rock, and of course, the Blues.
A former Bellerose, Queens, NY native, now residing in Huntington, Mike began his musical career gigging various establishments on Long Island and in the metropolitan New York area. Nugent earned his reputation cutting his teeth from gig to gig and stage to stage, playing with Wes Houston & The All-Star Space Band (1972-1977, The Sheiks Band (1978-79) and The Stanton Anderson Band (1978-79).
In 1989 Mike formed Cadillac Moon and took the band on the road. Cadillac Moon’s song “Show Me Your Tattoo” was featured in the 1997 movie, The Devil’s Advocate with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. Currently Nugent plays with The Walkers and has formed “The Blue Moon Band” to support the release of his latest album, “Everything’s Gonna be OK”. Nugent’s music evokes the emotions of joy and lament.
As a multi-instrumentalist and producer, he lives to perform, while sharing his skills to produce music with local artists, such as Josie Bello and Linda Sussman. His latest album release “Everything’s Gonna be OK” was released in the autumn of 2022, as he assembled a tribe of musicians called the Blue Moon Band, which includes Diane Lotny, on vocals, Shawn Murray on Drums, Mark Mancini on keyboards, David Noyes on Bass Jimmy Fleming on violin, mandolin and guitar. Nugent just released his latest single “Slow Day in Limbo” and a follow-up album with Tony Barca, The Breakfast Club Session II”.
LIMEHOF Hours and ticket details
The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 12 noon through 5pm. Admission prices are: Adult $19.50, Seniors (65+) and Veterans $17.00, Students (w/ID) $15.00. Children under 12 are free. Tickets and now gift cards can be purchased online at the LIMEHOF.org website and at the door.
The first exhibit features replicas of clubs, with videos of artists performing, ads, posters, instruments, and an exact replica of a typical 1970’s stage, with vintage equipment and sound system. There is also a permanent “Hall of Fame” with plaques and exhibits recognizing over 120 inductees, as well as areas for a library, classrooms for educational programs and master classes, a surround -sound theater and a gift shop with music and entertainment themed memorabilia.
There are a wide range of compelling visual elements and rare artifacts on display throughout the building. Inducted artists who have donated their memorabilia include Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Debbie Gibson, Blue Öyster Cult, Twisted Sister, and families and estates of Harry Chapin, Guy Lombardo, John Coltrane, and so many more. Donations include various musical instruments, performance outfits, rare posters and photos, handwritten lyrics, and much more.
For more information about the Hall of Fame please visit www.limehof.org
LIMEHOF has a new event calendar page https://www.limusichalloffame.org/museum/
GIFT CARDS now available online, as well as admission tickets: https://www.limusichalloffame.org/tickets-and-gift-cards/