The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (97 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY) has announced an exciting lineup of events for this August. Most events are free with admission ticket purchase. For more information visit https://www.limusichalloffame.org/museum/
8/5 2-4 pm Film Screening and Panel Discussion of In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, A Film by Huey, Documentary Feature
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland (1918 – 2013) as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male-dominated jazz world.
McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own musical compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.
8/6 1-2 pm Induction: The Fat Boys Kool Rock-Ski will accept the induction trophy in person
About the Fat Boys
The Fat Boys will be inducted into the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) on Sunday, August 6th at 1 pm at their Stony Brook museum location (97 Main St., Stony Brook). The Fat Boys’ Kool Rock-Ski will be accepting the award on behalf of the group. The event is open to the public and free with general admission ticket.
The Fat Boys were an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, who emerged in the early 1980s. The group was composed of Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales, Damon “KOOL ROCK SKI” Wimbley, and Darren “Buff Love” Robinson.
The Fat Boys were one of the first rap groups to release full-length rap albums. They released seven studio albums, four of which went Gold.
The first two albums of the group were produced by LIMEHOF Inductee Kurtis Blow. Successful singles included “Jail House Rap”, “Can You Feel It?”, “Fat Boys”, “Stick ‘Em”, “Don’t You Dog Me”, “All You Can Eat”, “The Fat Boys Are Back”, and “Pump It Up”.
The album Crushin’ received a Platinum status due to their single “Wipeout”, which was recorded together with The Beach Boys.
The group also starred in three Hollywood movies in the 1980s including Krush Groove, Knights of the City and Disorderlies, and have been featured in several music documentaries.
8/6 3-4 pm HooDoo Loungers
The HooDoo Loungers take their inspiration from the Gri Gri of Dr. John to the Swingin’ Rock N’ Roll of Fats Domino. They blend it all together with a bit of classic soul and New Orleans Swing for an inspired and original musical gumbo.
8/13 3-4 pm Who Are Those Guys
Who Are Those Guys is an eight-time winner of Dan’s Paper’s “Best of the Best” and one of Long Island’s East End’s most popular bands. The Who Are Those Guys, (WATG) sound has been compared to The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Dylan and Creedence. Their vast collection of original songs are a mix of rock, blues, folk and country with a classic sound that’s all their own. Marty Attridge, his brother Doug Attridge and Jim Gorman, 3 of the original members have been playing together for 45 years. The “new guy” Pat Petrosini joined them 35 years ago!
Together they’ve been gigging steadily and have gained attention all over Long Island. The WATG discography includes the 1980- 45 RPM Single: “All Around You”, 1989- “Tick Tock”, 1998- “Graze”, 2002- “Welcome to Downville”, 2004- “25th Anniversary Edition”, 2007- self-titled CD, “WATG”, 2012- “Modern Snack Bar” and 2017- Marty Attridge’s Solo Album, “Old North Road”. They continue to record and look forward to putting out more great music!
WATG has performed up and down the east coast, from NH to FL and locally at festivals and concerts like the Great South Bay Music Festival, Suffolk Theater, the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead Blues Festival, Mattituck Strawberry Festival and many others including playing for “Rockin’ for the Homeless”, an East End community fundraiser, for 12 consecutive years.
Their original tunes have appeared in films like “Super Troopers 2” and “Dear Mr. Gacy” and TV show’s including NBC’s series “Aquarius” starring David Duchovny, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” and CBS’s “Without a Trace”! Their songs can be heard on radio and podcasts all over the world. WATG’s music and CDs are available at i-Tunes, Cdbaby.com, Amazon.com, Broadjam.com and Walmart.com.
We look forward to seeing you down the road! Our best performances are directly related to our great audiences! WATG fans are the best!
8/20 2-3 pm Pamela Betti Band
Pamela Betti is an incredible singer, performer, songwriter and inductee into the NY BLUES HALL of FAME!
As a professional singer for the last 20+ years, Pamela has worked with some some of the biggest acts in the business like Kim Wilson from the The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dave Mason, Eddie Kirkland, Joe Louis Walker, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Poppa Chubby, Val Thomas from Little Buster and the Soul Brothers, The Lords of 52nd Street (Billy Joel’s Band) , Joe Bonamassa, Taylor Dayne, Rick Springfield and she has toured extensively throughout the US and Asia.
Pamela and her band have also WON the Long Island Blues Society’s Challenge to Memphis TWICE and will be competing once again to participate in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
The bands CD, “PAMDEMONIUM” has been well received and has air play on major Blues radio stations all over the world! The band is back in the studio and will have a new recording in early 2024!
The PBB has an unstoppable energy, Pamela is a true professional who knows how to entertain a crowd! Pamela’s voice is a finely tuned instrument that can float through a ballad or rip through a kick-ass Blues tune!
Simply put, this girl can sing!
8/25 7-10 pm Induction Ceremony: Robin Wilson (from Gin Blossoms and Smithereens)
Valley Stream’s Robin Wilson, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the multi-platinum album selling and Grammy-nominated band Gin Blossoms and guest lead singer for The Smithereens, will be inducted into the LI Music Entertainment Hall of Fame on Friday, August 25th at 7 pm.
The voice-powering FM radio staples ‘Til I Hear It from You’, ‘Until I Fall Away’, ‘Hey Jealousy’, ‘Follow You Down’, ‘As Long As It Matters’. Allison Road’ and many more, Robin will perform with special guests on our Exhibit Hall stage as part of the evening’s ceremony.
Tickets ( $40/public and $35/members) are limited and can be purchased online at www.limusichalloffame.org or by calling 631-689-5888 or at the Hall of Fame.
8/27 3-4 pm Shecky & the Twangtones
Around 1999 Long Island guitarist Tommy “Shecky” Davis decided he needed some music fun and made plans to form his own band. The original idea was country twang Americana with a few Instrumental surf style tuned mixed in.
Throughout it’s near 25-year history and a few band members coming and going we’ve now settled on our description that reads like this “retro surf, reggae and soul jam music for all” that preforms a mix of interesting covers with the band’s own twist or as we like to say “we jam our own jam”. Band members: Tommy “Shecky” Davis, Brian Johnson, Tommy Dolan, and Frank Patterson.
LIMEHOF Hours and ticket details
The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 12 noon through 5 pm. 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 https://www.limusichalloffame.org/museum/