The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) and Catholic Health will hold a joint benefit concert on July 23.
At the concert, they will announce their upcoming partnership known as the “Health and Harmony Program.” This partnership aims to educate Long Islanders on the positive effects of music on their health, according to Catholic Health. This program was designed with a certified music therapy team to connect people and communities. It includes playlists, self-care workshops and community-focused events to bring music and health together.
“Music is a universal experience and though it is shared, it is also a very personal art form which makes it a valuable self-care tool, and part of your overall wellness journey,” Catholic Health said. “Inspired by artists from Long Island, let us introduce you to the music and sounds that can support you and your health goals.”
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — known for songs such as “Love is a Battlefield” — are headlining the concert along with Taylor Dayne. Members from both Catholic Health and LIMEHOF will be in attendance.
LIMEHOF was founded in 2004 by local music magazine writer Richard L’Hommedieu. The organization encompasses Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn. Their goal is to celebrate, inspire and explore music made in Long Island. They have inducted over 100 musicians and industry executives, including Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Louis Armstrong, the Ramones, Harry Chapin, and others. LIMEHOF also offers education and scholarships to Long Island students.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville. Tickets and other information can be found here.