Joan Jett is one of the confirmed presenters for the 2010 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Gala this coming Tuesday, November 16, at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. (Source)
More information from the Hall’s press release:
(Port Jefferson, NY) – The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) Third Induction Gala on November 16th will feature a star-studded array of celebrities.
Red carpet entrances begin at 6:30PM [Eastern Time] at Oheka Castle (135 West Gate Drive, Huntington), the induction ceremony begins at 7:30PM, and VIP party immediately after.
Among the artists being inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on November 16 are Eric B. and Rakim, Oscar Brand, Roy Haynes, Eddie Palmieri, Teddy Charles, Carole and Paula, Lou Reed, Dream Theater, Al Kooper, John Zorn and The Shangri-las. LIMHoF will also present the 2010 Music Educator of Note Award to a recipient who will be selected by November 1, and will formally present the 2009 Award to the family of Joseph Sugar, who passed away in 2009.
Event: Long Island Music Hall of Fame Third Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (6:30PM Red Carpet, 7PM Doors)
Location: Oheka Castle (135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY).
Tickets: $100 General Admission, $250 VIP tickets (includes entrance to special VIP party with the inductees, open bar and buffet), available at www.limusichalloffame.org, 631-331-0808 or at Cinema Arts Centre.
To purchase tickets, click HERE. If any of you are lucky enough to attend, let us know!
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame honors musicians and music professionals who are native to Long Island or have lived a significant part of their life there. Its first ceremony was held on October 15, 2006, and Joan Jett was its first inductee. 🙂
Cool trivia: Two of this year’s inductees, rock ‘n’ roll photographer Bob Gruen and Lou Reed, each have Joan Jett connections. Bob has taken some awesome pics of Joan over the years (see his work HERE and Google “Joan Jett Bob Gruen”), and The Runaways covered “Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground, written by the band’s lead singer, Lou Reed. (Can you spot any others?)
And here’s the original–it’s like night and day, isn’t it?