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Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting Announce Line-Up for the Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation Free Concert


Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting Announce Line-Up for the
Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation Free Concert
Concert to be held May 19th at the Brookhaven Amphitheater
Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Mark Lesko and JVC Broadcasting President John Caracciolo announced the acts that will perform at the Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation free concert to be held on Saturday, May 19th at the Brookhaven Amphitheater from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The concert, which is also sponsored by Suffolk County and the Towns of Riverhead, Islip, Southampton, Babylon, and North Hempstead, is dedicated to all of the volunteer emergency services workers whose heroism resulted in the containment of the Manorville and Ridge brushfires on April 9th and April 10th, 2012.
The following acts will perform at the concert:
  • Nassau County Fire Department Pipe and Drum Band: The award winning 30-piece marching/performing band includes members from Nassau and Suffolk.  They will open the show with a tribute to America.
  • Joe Bayer Band: This Long Island-based band plays country and southern rock, including a solid mix of award-winning original music and covers of the biggest Country Music hits.
  • Rattlesnake Dawn: They’re not your typical Long Island Country /Classic Rock Band.  They play the best of Classic Rock and Country from Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson, The Band, Zac Brown, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and more.
  • Wonderous Stories: Long Island's 70's progressive rock cover band, featuring the music of Yes, Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who, the Beatles and more.
  • Goumba Johnny and Paul Anthony: Two of Long Island’s favorite comedians will leave the crowd laughing in the aisles.
  • That 70’s Band: The area’s premier dance bands takes the audience back in time to experience the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang, Donna Summer, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Spinners, Barry White and more.
  • Quiet Riot: Best known for their hit singles "Cum On Feel the Noize" and “Mama Weer All Crazy Now,” Quiet Riot has the distinction of being ranked at No. 100 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock.”


“This event dedicated to our volunteer service men and women is turning out to be something very special and I am proud to partner with JVC Broadcasting and municipalities in both Suffolk and Nassau County to say thank you to our volunteers who were so courageous during the brushfires and put their lives on the line for us every day,” said Supervisor Mark Lesko, “I have to thank our partner JVC Broadcasting for putting the free appreciation concert together in such a short period of time. It’s going to be a great day.”

JVC Broadcasting President John Caracciolo said, “This is going to be a really great day and a wonderful opportunity for all of Long Island to say thank you to the men and women that protect our lives and property every day.  The entire staff of JVC Broadcasting is proud to be working with Supervisor Lesko and the Town to produce this event.  We hope everyone comes out and helps us say thanks for a job well done.”
“This event serves as a small token of our appreciation for the heroic efforts displayed by our firefighters and first responders while fighting the recent Manorville and Ridge brush fires," said County Executive Bellone. "I thank Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting for spearheading this event to honor and celebrate our emergency responders and look forward to a great time to be had by all."
The Feal Good Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to spread awareness and educate the public about the health effects on 9/11 first responders, is also sponsored the volunteer appreciation concert. John Feal, Founder and President of the Feal Good Foundation, said, “Time and time again, the American spirit and resolve is tested. This great nation was based on volunteers fighting for their freedom over 200 years ago. Again on 9/11/01 the spirit of volunteerism was tested, and the American spirit was stronger than ever. The Feal Good Foundation is humbled to co-sponsor an amazing event for a group of incredible volunteers who go mostly unnoticed on a daily basis. But these men and women all volunteers risk their lives every day for the great people of Long Island, and we simply cannot let that go unnoticed anymore."
The Saturday, May 19 concert begins at 1:00 p.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. The parking lot will open at 10:00 a.m. and gates open at 12:00 noon. Concert attendees can either sit in the stadium seating section or bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit in the grass area. No food or beverages will be allowed to be brought into the Amphitheater. The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located at 55 South Bicycle Path in Farmingville.
JVC Broadcasting, Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Long Island, Clare Rose Distributors, Bridgehampton National Bank, the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, Cody’s of Riverhead, WALK 97.5, and the Long Island Comedy Company will sponsor the event.
About the Brookhaven Amphitheater
The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located at Bald Hill in Farmingville and has a permanent stadium seating capacity of 2500 and lawn seating to accommodate an additional 4000 people. The Town of Brookhaven began hosting concerts at Bald Hill in 1965, when it was known as the Bald Hill Ski Bowl. The current Amphitheater was built in the late 1980’s and modeled after venues like the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. Over the years, many artists have performed at the Amphitheater, including James Brown, B.B. King, Eric Church, Big Time Rush, Blondie, Journey, the B52’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, and the Go Go’s
About JVC Broadcasting
JVC Broadcasting is the largest independently owned radio group on Long Island with four radio stations including Classic Rock WRCN, Top 40/Dance Party 105, My Country 96.1, and LaFiesta. Recently, the Town Board voted to enter into a five year agreement with the company to manage and promote events at the Brookhaven Amphitheater. This agreement is anticipated to save the Town of Brookhaven $200,000 in 2012 through the reduction of expenses and projected revenue from ticket sales. The partnership with JVC is expected to save the Town even more in years two through five as the Town will see additional revenue from expanded programming and continued reduction in expenditures.
JVC Broadcasting has recently produced concerts at the Brookhaven Amphitheater, Bethpage Ducks Stadium in partnership with owner Frank Boulton, the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Harrah’s and Bally’s in Atlantic City, the Hammerstein Ballroom, Webster Hall, and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, as well as other local venues on Long Island. The Brookhaven Town Board recently approved a five-year agreement with JVC Broadcasting to produce shows and events at the Brookhaven Amphitheater. For more information about JVC Broadcasting, visit