Long Island’s First Hall of Fame – All About Music and Entertainment!
The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is proud to open its doors to an awe-inspiring new facility in Stony Brook, NY that is dedicated to the recognition, honor, and preservation of Long Island’s music and entertainment heritage. Since 2004, our organization has Inducted over 120 music artists and related professionals who will now be recognized in a permanent home.
The space—covering 8,800 square feet—features a large exhibition area, theater, performance area, and an official “Hall of Fame Museum.”
Featured Museum Events
With a sound that’s both familiar and fresh, offering soul woven with nostalgic callbacks to Reba and Dolly, Long Islander Meghan VK brings a powerful and natural vibrato to each and every song, mixing her country voice with her New York indie rock roots.
Endorsed by local radio station My Country 96.1 FM, with a committed place in their national artist summer shows at Bald Hill Ampitheater, Meghan has opened for acts such as Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker, Old Dominion and many others. She was a member of ASCAP’s country writers’ workshop (class of 2020), and from there earned a cowrite with Bonnie Baker (Hunter Hayes, Reba McIntyre, Rascal Flatts). Named by NSAI as “One To Watch” as well as “recommended for publisher consideration”, Meghan’s proudest accomplishment goes much deeper, and touches on her time playing the Angela’s House Benefit for medically fragile children alongside Lindsay Ell.
She is currently working toward her first EP, with her single “The Hearse” as the first song from that collection. It was both named one of NSAI’s Top 40 songs, and added to Ty Bentli’s Apple music playlist, with Ty saying “The Hearse had me leaning in to every word – The music played out like a movie scene – well crafted, interesting, introspective and empathetic – Beautifully written”. Meghan hopes to connect with her audience through the mediums she’s most passionate about—song, story, and strength. Music has always been cathartic for her, and she’s eager to share that catharsis with anyone who may need it through her songs.
Chris Milo, who recently appeared on the cover of Newsday for their story “Beyond Cover Bands,” is a singer, songwriter, professional recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, actor and dancer from Long Island, New York.
Chris’s “Poisoned Love” has been making waves on major radio stations across the United States; trending #2 on New Music Weekly’s Hot 100 radio chart and #1 on the AC/Hot AC Indie Music Sales Chart. Chris has also been extensively featured in the “Good Times” music and entertainment publication.
Of Cuban/Puerto Rican and Italian descent, Chris has performed at numerous venues across NYC and Long Island, including The Suffolk Theater, Bitter End, Marriot Marquis, Roosevelt Hotel, and My Father’s Place. Prominent artists Chris has opened for include Randy Jackson of Zebra, The Blues Project, and Billy Joel’s original band, The Lords of 52nd Street. Chris’s soulful, vibrant singing and dynamic live persona result in a unique sound and vibe that is strikingly akin to a full band performance.
In addition to singing, Chris is an accomplished dancer, having appeared at numerous international Latin ballroom competitions where he danced the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Additionally, Chris has appeared in independent films, danced for a TV sitcom on USA Network and performed on many mainstage theatre productions in the NY area.
Chris’s love for music started at a young age, drawing influences from early soul/R&B artists such as Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Joe Bonamassa, and the pop/rock of Ritchie Valens, Del Shannon, Dion and Bobby Darin. Contemporary influences include Selena, Marc Anthony, Ed Sheeran and Charlie Puth.
Chris’s debut single, “Poisoned Love,” along with a Spanish version “Amor Venenoso,” were recorded at Richie Cannata’s Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York. Both recordings were written, produced, and arranged by Chris in both English and Spanish. His debut album “Poisoned Love EP” also includes his original “Memories” as well as covers of “Ain’t No Sunshine” (Bill Withers) and “I Go To Pieces” (Peter & Gordon).
Induction of Broadway Legend, Stephen Schwartz into the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame, followed by a concert in his honor, emceed by Paul Shaffer. Tickets include access to all of the museum, including the special exhibition, My Life: A Piano Man’s Journey, and Hall Of Fame. Tickets are 78.50. VIP tickets including cocktail party: $153.50. All-In Pricing includes $3.50 processing fee.
Klyph Black and John Sparrow are a New York based Acoustic Duo that has been performing for years to receptive crowds. In the past they have opened shows for Los Lobos, The Subdudes, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mick Taylor, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna and many other National acts. They have been joined on stage with Charles Neville (Neville Brothers), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer “Donna Jean Godchaux” (Grateful Dead) as well as Grammy winner Terrance Simien.
Their mix of Rockin Americana has built them a strong reputation for great songs and musicianship. With Alfred Buonanno Bass, Christian Cassan Drums and Randolph Hudson lll Baritone guitars, Klyph and John have brought Black and Sparrow to another level.
Black & Sparrow’s CDs “ Friend and Partner” and “Second Time Around” are available on cdbaby.com and itunes.com
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BlackandSparrow/
Long Island Comedy Festival
Long Island Comedy Festival featuring Laura Patton, Matt Burke, Richie Byrne. Tickets include admission to the Hall Of Fame. Doors open at 6pm.
All-In Pricing includes $3.50 processing fee. Tickets are not refundable.
Broadway Legend Stephen Schwartz to be Inducted Into the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame on March 23rd at 7pm
Musician Paul Shaffer to emcee concert in honor of Award-Winning Lyricist and Composer of “Wicked,” “Godspell,” and “Pippin” STONY BROOK, NY — The Long Island […]Read News