October 29, 2008

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Announces Celebrity Attendees and Presenters for 2008 Gala

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Long Island Music Hall of Fame's (http://www.limusichalloffame.org/) second Induction Gala on October 30th will feature a star-studded array of celebrities in attendance. The red carpet entrances will begin at 5PM at the Garden City Hotel (45 Seventh Street in Garden City, NY), followed by the gala and induction ceremony at 7PM.

2008 Inductees who will be in attendance include:

LL Cool J, members of The Ramones (Tommy, Marky, CJ), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Blue Oyster Cult (Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma), The Good Rats, Jean Ritchie, The Tokens, Kenny Vance, family and friends of Guy Lombardo, Count Basie, Aaron Copland, Beverly Sills and Louis Armstrong.

Confirmed presenters include:

Carmine Appice (2006 Inductee with Vanilla Fudge), Kurtis Blow, Gary U.S. Bonds (2006 Inductee), Carole and Paula (TV's The Magic Garden), Felix Cavaliere (2006 Inductee), Cousin Brucie, DMC (of Run DMC, 2006 Inductee), Naomi Drucker, Roger Earl (Foghat), Grandmaster Flash, Jason Hanley (Dir. of Edu., The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Al Pierson (Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians), Peter Tork (The Monkees), Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club).

Confirmed Performances:

DMC and Chuck D, Blue Oyster Cult (Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma), Carole and Paula (TV's The Magic Garden), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Kenny Vance, The Good Rats, and The Tokens.

The gala will feature the induction ceremony with performances and also the awarding of the 2007 and 2008 Music Educator of Note to Herbert A. Deutsch and John McNeur, respectively.

For more information and a complete list of inductees visit http://www.limusichalloffame.org/, Tickets are $250.00, which includes award ceremony, dinner and VIP after party.

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is a 501(c)(3) museum and 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 defines Long Island geographically as Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award (LISA), traveling educational exhibits, and a scholarship program. It is also creating a museum home in Port Jefferson where the story of the Island's musical heritage will be told. For more information about the Gala and Long Island Music Hall of Fame, please visit their website at http://limusichalloffame.org/.

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame

CONTACT: Jeffrey James of Arts Consulting, +1-516-586-3433, [email protected]; or For Press Credentials: Roberta Facinelli,[email protected]

Web Site: http://www.limusichalloffame.org/