Long Island Music Hall of Fame Proudly Announces 2012 Honorees to Be Inducted at Red Carpet Fundraising Gala on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its 2012, and fourth Class of Honorees, to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Fourth Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. This will also be a fundraiser for LIMHoF's new museum home in Port Jefferson Village.

The fourth induction class includes hip-hop pioneers Salt-n-Pepa, singer Connie Stevens, 2012 Harry Chapin Award recipient and previous LIMHoF inductee Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, The Lovin' Spoonful's Joe Butler and Steve Boone, singer Taylor Dayne, songwriter Ellie Greenwich, record industry executive Ron Alexenburg, classic rock band Barnaby Bye, songwriter Ervin Drake, Concert Security Systems, Inc. and Founder Ira Maltz, Jones Beach Theater, classical composer Leo Kraft , musicians from the Shinnecock Indian Nation, metal band Suffocation, WALK-FM radio, jazz pianist Randy Weston, hip-hop/electro pioneers Whodini and progressive rock band Zebra. More about the inductees at http://www.limusichalloffame.org/2012_inductee-bios.html.

Special guests will include southern rock legend Charlie Daniels, singer Lesley Gore, female hip hop pioneer MC Lyte, Gene Cornish of The Rascals, radio legend Bob Buchman, Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge, the voice of WLIR radio Denis McNamara, Mark (Animal) Mendoza of Twisted Sister, Sandy Chapin, radio personality Opie, UTFO's Doc Ice and comedian Jackie Martling.

Scheduled performances include a musical tribute to Ellie Greenwich featuring Felix Cavalieri of The Rascals and LIMHoF inductee Gary U.S. Bonds, and performances by Charlie Daniels, The Lovin Spoonful, Whodini, The Thunderbird Sisters from the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Taylor Dayne and Barnaby Bye.

LIMHoF will also honor 2011 Music Educator of Note Robert W. Kreuger and 2012 Music Educator of Note William Katz.

General seating tickets for the October 18 Fundraising Gala are $50 and $75, available through The Paramount box office at 631-673-7300 or online at http://www.paramountny.com/. Premium VIP seating is available, including full dinner and show. For information about Premium seating, contact LIMHoF at 631-331-0808 or info@limusichalloffame.org.

Complete induction criteria and information about previous inductees at http://www.limusichalloffame.org/inductees_00.html.

For more about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, call 631-331-0808, or visit http://limusichalloffame.org/.

SOURCE Long Island Music Hall of Fame