Thursday, August 11

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Announces Concert Supporting Health Care Heroes


The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is excited to announce the upcoming News 12 Concert Series Supporting Health Care Heroes Concert Presented by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. This event is a fundraiser for United Way of Long Island’s United Together for Health Care Heroes, which will help support health care workers at this vital time.

“We are thrilled that so many of our Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees are contributing such high-quality performances to help support Long Island’s Health Care Heroes,” said Ernie Canadeo, Chairman, Long Island Music Hall of Fame. “It promises to be a very exciting show, with so many diverse music genres being represented that represent Long Island’s vast musical heritage.

LIMHOF and News 12 are producing this unique music event to be broadcast on Sunday May 31th on News 12 Plus (Channel 61) and FIOS Channel 530 at 8PM-9:30PM featuring many LIMHOF Inductees including Blue Oyster Cult, Joan Jett, Richie Cannata, Kurtis Blow, Taking Back Sunday, Gary US Bonds, members of Dream Theater, the Stray Cats, and many more. Each artist is contributing a performance with most performed exclusively for this broadcast.

“News 12 Long Island is proud to partner with the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on this incredibly special broadcast to benefit United Way of Long Island and the health care heroes who are working hard to keep our communities safe and healthy,” said Jon Steinberg, President of Altice News including News 12. “Long Island is our home and we encourage all of our viewers across Long Island, from Mineola to Montauk and everywhere in between, to tune in to News 12+ to hear some of the island’s greatest artists come together as we honor the health care workers serving our local communities.”

The concert will benefit United Together for Health Care Heroes, an initiative of United Way of Long Island’s Response Fund For COVID-19. The not-for-profit is working with local restaurants to deliver meals to responders at hospitals across Long Island. Take-home meal kits are also provided, which allow hospital staff to make dinner at home, resulting in additional family time. The initiative is the organization’s way of giving back to those who are helping maintain the health and safety of the community at large. Funds raised during the Long Island Music Hall of Fame concert increase United Way of Long Island’s capacity to continue delivering meals to health care heroes.

“We’re pleased to be the beneficiary of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame concert proceeds,” said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Our region is struggling right now, and it is United Way’s obligation to help bring equity to vulnerable populations. Health care responders have been on the frontlines of battling COVID-19, all while putting their own lives, and those of their families, at risk. Together, with the support of the public, we can continue to nourish and give thanks to these heroes.”

To make a contribution to United Together For Health Care Heroes, please visit

Artists performing include:

  • Joan Jett
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
  • Debbie Gibson
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Lisa Lisa
  • Richie Cannata
  • Kurtis Blow
  • DMC w/Johnny Juice
  • Al and Joe Bouchard
  • Carole & Paula
  • Jeffrey Biegel
  • Michael DelGuidice
  • Randy Jackson
  • Alexa Ray Joel
  • Whodini
  • EPMD
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Barnaby Bye
  • Gary US Bonds
  • Elliott Murphy
  • Kenny Vance
  • And more…

Members of:

  • Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom
  • The Good Rats’ John Gatto
  • Dream Theater’s John Petrucci
  • Vanilla Fudge’s Vinny Martell
  • The Tokens’ Jay Siegel

About United Way of Long Island  
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.  LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change.  United Way of Long Island is part of a worldwide network spanning across 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About the Long Island Music Hall of Fame
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is a is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to recognizing the significant achievements of musicians who were either born or spent a significant part of their career on Long Island, Including Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. Beyond the recognition of famed composers, musicians and artists, LIMHoF has made significant inroads in support of music education on Long Island, including Educator of Note recognitions, scholarships for music students, and a new mobile music museum designed for school visits. For more information on the LI Music Hall of Fame, visit their website at


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