On Sunday, July 16, Morgan Park Summer Music Festival presents Legends of the Billy Joel Band featuring Glen Cove’s own Richie Cannata and The Lords of 52nd Street. The show, which is sponsored by Wheatley Plaza, is free to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Morgan Park.
Members of The Lords of 52nd Street—Russell Javors on guitar and vocals, Liberty DeVitto on drums and Richie Cannata on saxophone and keyboard—have toured with Billy Joel and have backed him on recordings since 1976’s hit album Turnstiles. Legendary record producer Phil Ramone, working on what was to be the enormous hit album, The Stranger, coined the name “The Lords of 52nd Street” for DeVitto, Cannata and Javors. With Billy Joel, they toured the U.S., Europe and Australia and backed him on many recordings. Following a 30-year separation, the three Lords of 52nd Street reunited for their 2014 induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and have since performed together regularly, blowing away fans at public and private events.
Head on down to Morgan Park and enjoy a wonderful evening of family entertainment under the stars. Bring a blanket or chairs and picnic if you wish. Children are welcome. Morgan Park is located on Germaine Street at the end of Landing Road in Glen Cove. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove. For further information, call 516-671-0017, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.morganparkmusic.org or find it on Facebook at Morgan Park Summer Music Festival.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has been providing free concerts in the park for 58 years. The shows are completely funded through the generous donations that are received from businesses and individuals. Taxpayer money is not asked for nor received to bring this high caliber talent to the festival.