Long Island Music Hall of Fame

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The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an American "hall of fame" organization, whose office is located in Port Jefferson, New York. It was incorporated in July 2005, under the New York State Board of Regents, as a non profit organization and holds a provisional charter to operate as a museum in the state of New York. Expansion plans include a museum of Long Island music history, a multimedia resource center, an educational facility and outreach program, and will also serve as a venue for musical performances.[1]

In 2011, the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame (LIMHOF) entered into an agreement with the Village of Port Jefferson to operate a museum/education center in the historic First National Bank Building (the former Tax Receiver’s Office).[2]

Long Island musical heritage[edit]

The Hall of Fame gives the 'Long Island Sound Award' to musical performers who have contributed to "Long Island's musical heritage",[3] and held its first inaugural induction gala on October 15, 2006 at The Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York.[4]

The second induction ceremony was held at The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York, on October 20, 2008. The most recent induction ceremony took place at the Paramount in Huntington, New York on October 23, 2014.

It has been the decision of the Hall to define "Long Island" geographically, adding Brooklyn and Queens counties in addition to the more common definition, which typically only refers to Suffolk and Nassau. This approach has been questioned, but the Hall states that the inclusion of all four counties on the land mass is in keeping with the historic mission of the museum.[5]

2006 inductees[edit]

2008 inductees[edit]

2010 inductees[edit]

2012 inductees[edit]

2014 Inductees[6][edit]


  1. ^ "LIMHOF | About Us". Limusichalloffame.org. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Long Island Music Hall of Fame website". Limusichalloffame.org. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Limhof | Lisa". Limusichalloffame.org. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Topic Galleries". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  6. ^ Gamboa, Glenn (2014-10-17). "Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Debbie Gibson: LI 'an amazing breeding ground for talent'". Newsday. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 

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