Glen Cove, New York – July 21, 2017 – A potpourri of musical tastes will be quenched when Joe Rock and The All Stars perform in concert at the Glen Cove Village Square Plaza on August 11 at 7:30 pm upon the invitation of The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District. Regardless of whether you favor rock, blues, rockabilly or punk, this quartet is guaranteed to deliver the goods.
A mainstay of the music industry on Long Island for decades, Joe Rock is known for his dynamic live concerts and as a radio personality on Long Island’s number-one rock station, WBAB. Indeed, Rock’s on-the-air escapades and his performances across Long Island as a solo artist have defined the term “high energy.” However, when he plays with The All Stars, the energy gets ratcheted up to a whole new level as the band performs both covers and original material for elated audiences. The band includes Lou Carrollo on guitar, Gene Linefsky on drums and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza on bass. And if Mendoza’s name sounds familiar, he was a member of Twisted Sister, the Long Island-based heavy metal band that achieved mainstream acclaim in the 1980s, and also served a stint as the bassist for Blackfoot, a Southern rock band with ties to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Joe Rock and The All Stars have played at The Paramount in Huntington, The BYCB Theater at Westbury (formerly Westbury Music Fair), The Oyster Fest in Oyster Bay and The American Music Festival in Port Jefferson. Regardless of the venue, however, the group has brought audiences to their feet encouraging their participation and making sure everyone shares in the fun. The group is excited to bring their unique brand of mayhem to the 2017 Downtown Sounds stage.
Presenting sponsors for Downtown Sounds 2017 are: the City of Glen Cove, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Garvies Point, Glen Cove Hospital Northwell Health, Kimco Realty, Harvest Power Solar, American Paving & Masonry, Comfort Dental at Glen Cove and the Downtown Cafe. The Media Partner of Downtown Sounds is The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio and OWTV Old Westbury Television. Host Joe Manfredi will be streaming the concerts live on www.ustream.tv, keyword OWWR. Free parking for Downtown Sounds is available at the nearby municipal garage. Be sure to bring your lawn chair with you! In the case of rain, the advertised acts will perform at the Wunsch Arts Center at R.M. Finley Middle School at 1 Forest Avenue. For more information, call the Glen Cove BID, 516-759-6570, or visit the Web at http://www.glencovedowntown.org or www.downtownsoundslive.org