Museum exhibits at the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Long Island’s First Hall of Fame – All About Music and Entertainment!


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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.”

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Featured Museum Events

Jun 23
3:00 pm
Josie Bello
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Josie Bello’s music is pure Americana— blending folk, country & blues to tell stories with lyrics and melodies that have resonated with listeners across the U.S. and in Europe.  Telling stories with themes that are both timely and timeless.  Josie Bello sings from the heart and reveals so much of herself through her music. Her vocals and songwriting style have been compared to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams.

Josie lives in Huntington. She is active on the Long Island music scene, running open mics and gigging as both a solo artist and with The Josie Bello Band. She also plays accordion with Mike Meehan and The Lucky Ones.

Josie’s three studio albums have received extensive radio play— appearing on multiple domestic and international radio charts as well as being featured in various music magazines. She is currently in the studio working on a new album with her producer Mike Nugent (formerly of Cadillac Moon).

Josie co-produces (with Linda Sussman) the SongBreak Series at the Walt Whitman Birthplace that features Singer-Songwriters of local and national prominence.

You can read more about Josie and her upcoming gigs at   Her music is available on Spotify, YouTube and all the streaming platforms.

What the critics have said:

“emotional, personal and well-produced”  The Bandcamp Diaries

“No one would be disappointed with this …particularly thoughtful song-writing” Americana UK

“Atmospheric Lo-Fi Americana worthy of a David Lynch Country movie…Josie Bello’s music takes a little from a lot of genres to become something quite unlike anyone else I can actually think of which is a rarity around this office” The Rocking Magpie

grounded in truth and speaking from the heart…an unusual signature sound, setting Bello apart from the pack…a mix of Americana genres.” Americana Highways

“…blues, R&B and Americana flavored original material, part autobiographically inspired, part written from observation…part Baez/ part Emmylou” Fatea Music Magazine UK

Jun 30
3:00 pm
The Liverpool Shuffle
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Originally formed in 2003 by Joe Refano, (formerly of Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and Micky Dolenz’ Monkees Band), THE LIVERPOOL SHUFFLE brings together veterans of the New York Music Scene with a combined 200 years of musical experience between them. They are all avowed BEATLEMANIACS and it shows! THE LIVERPOOL SHUFFLE provides a fun, entertaining LIVE BEATLE SHOW with a real emphasis on THE MUSIC. They play it the way The Beatles did!

Free concert outdoors in our parking lot!

Visit to see and hear the band. For bookings and more info contact Joe Refano.
Cell: 516-817-8959

Jul 07
3:00 pm
Bob Westcott
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Guitarist Bob Westcott is no stranger to Long Island audiences. His career began as a teenager playing guitar in the streets and basket houses of Greenwich Village, and, more auspiciously, as one of the very first members of the Wes Houston Band. Onetime owner of Folk City and famed Greenwich Village scene author Robbie Woliver has called Bob “the real deal”, and for good reason: Bob has been perfecting his elegant finger-style guitar work many years. During the 60’s, Bob played in the basket houses of Greenwich Village, then moved to Manchester, England to explore the British folk scene, then traveled throughout Canada and the US in the 70’s, living in the Midwest, California and upstate New York before settling on eastern Long Island.

Both timely and timeless, his astonishing guitar playing and universally resonant songwriting have made him a perennial favorite on the Long Island scene and he impresses audiences wherever he goes. His performances are peppered with stories about his personal experiences, his travels and travails. This professional is also a Long Island Music Award nominee, and his album Rollin’ Along finds frequent use in many a CD player. His CD Wherever You Go is beautifully crafted, an exploration of instrumental destinations which is “well-grounded and substantial, yet delicate and airy… an appealing choice for any fan of melodic instrumental music.” You can find his music at westcott.

Bob has opened for several nationally-known performers, including John Hammond, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, The Nields, and most recently, Richard Shindell. He is much in demand as a session player, showcasing his breathtaking skill as a fingerpicker and multi-instrumentalist.

Contact Bob at

Jul 14
3:00 pm
Son Stone
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Born, raised, and still living in East Meadow, NY, Ben Diamond is a songwriter and new-age beat poet.  Two-time finalist in American Songwriter Magazine’s national songwriting contest, a published and award-winning poet and humorist, Ben’s songs have the wit of John Prine and the grit of Tom Waits.  Ben has written over 200 songs in multiple genres including folk, rock, blues, pop, Hawaiian slack key, and instrumental fingerstyle.   He’s backed by the incredible Son Stone Project, a group of crazy-talented, Nassau County-based performers who should each be independently famous: Danny “Big Hands” Doll on lead guitar, Jeff Brody on bass, and Lance Cheney on drums.  More info at 

Son Stone’s latest album, “Two Birds to Kill a Stone,” is what you might expect if John Prine, Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Jorma Kaukonen got together and had a baby.  With lyrics that twist and turn, this album takes you on a journey of heroes, heartbreak, and happy accidents. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

Jul 28
3:00 pm
James O'Malley
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Brooklyn born, this Center Moriches songwriter, for years, has composed some of the most endearing and relatable songs that a music lover could hear. Along the way, he’s appeared on TV, Radio, Concert Stages and Festivals throughout the area.

“…His soft voice and gentle finger style on the guitar enthralls the most jaded listener. The warm and intimate melodies that he crafts beautifully frame the direct and honest stories that he tells…”- Huntington Folk Music Society

“Over the course of an hour or so, James’ music elicits the same lumps in our throats, and smiles on our faces, that we’ve all experienced over many years.”- Todd Evans (He Bird She Bird) 

“I can’t tell you how much the show meant to me. The songs are beautiful. They always affect me. You are a major highlight of my musical life.” -Jack Finkenberg (Eclectic Cafe)

House Concerts, TV, Folk Festivals, Libraries, Cafes


I’m Ready (2001) If Only In my Dreams (2005)

Tales To Tell (2010) The Writer Remains (2010)

Ivyland (2024)

For information and bookings call or text  James O’Malley
631-644-4099 or email:

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