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  Saturday, January 22, 2011

The BNL Music Club is proud to present the Gathering of the Slides 9 to Brookhaven National Laboratory. Featuring the Kerry Kearney Band and Dee Harris. 


  Saturday, Oct 16, 2010

Buddy Merriam and Back Roads 30th Anniversary Extravaganza!  Will be coming to BNL's Berkner Auditorium on Saturday, Oct 16th at 8pm.

Celebrating 30 Mighty Years of Bluegrass! Bluegrass, Square Dance, Mandolin Master, Original Music. Long Islands Top Bluegrass Band celebrating 30 years.


  Friday, August 6, 2010

The Legendary Rat Race Choir with Jebus/Memphis Crawl will perform at BNL's Berkner Auditorium on Friday, August 6th at 8pm. 

The 1st Young Musicians Showcase - Saturday, June 19

The 1st Young Musicians Showcase, with Calico Galaxy, The Sheppard Brothers, Maggie Harrigan and more!

  Paul Geremia - Friday, June 18, 2010

The Music Club presents Paul Geremia to perform at the Brookhaven Center, North Room on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 8pm.  For more about the Acoustic Bluesman, click here

  Saturday, May 8, 2010
Frank Latorre and the King Bees

The Music Club presents Frank Latorre and the King Bees. They will perform on Saturday, May 8th at 8pm in Berkner Auditorium. Maggie Harrigan will open the show.  http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=1119  and  http://www.kingbeesny.com/

   Friday, April 16, 2010

'SPIDER' JOHN KOERNER - Come and join us for an enjoyable evening listening to the music of 'Spider' John Koerner at 8pm on Friday, April 16th in the North Room of Brookhaven Center located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973. 

In addition to the Friday night concert, on Saturday at noon, at the Laboratory, Koerner will offer a 12-string guitar and harmonica workshop where he will share his unique history and style. The workshop cost is $35 person and is limited to ten participants.


  Saturday, March 27, 2010 - Django 100th Anniversary with Frank Vignola and Bucky Pizzarelli @ Berkner Auditorium .

  Gathering of the Slides 8 on Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 with the Kerry Kearney Band / Kane Daily Band / Lonesome Dan & the Curmudgeons at Berkner Auditorium. View photos taken at the event.

Susie Clay Perino's Photos - BNL - Gathering of the Slides #8:



   Ray Andersen with special guests, Michael Jazz Trio to perform on Dec 5th @ Berkner Auditorium. The Bulletin article on 12/4/09.

  A Band Called Sam will play at Berkner Auditorium (Sam Taylor Family Band) on Saturday Nov 14th.

  Mostly Moptop is coming to BNL on Saturday, Oct 24th at Berkner Auditorium at 7:30pm.

  The Music Club is pleased to present "The Memphis Soul Review".  The concert will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8pm at Brookhaven Center.

  The Music Club is pleased to present Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo on Friday, June 12 at 8pm in the Brookhaven Center.

  The Music Club is pleased to present the return of Project Floyd, Saturday, May 30th at 8pm at Berkner Hall. The band will feature performances of two classic Pink Floyd albums ("Animals" and "Dark Side of the Moon") in their entirety.

  Come join us in listening to Roy Book Binder on Friday, May 15. The Legendary Bluesman and Storyteller returns to Long Island and will perform at the Brookhaven Center at 8pm.

  Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be at Brookhaven Center on Friday, April 10th at 8pm.

The Prodigals - March 6

UPTON, NY – The Irish rock band The Prodigals will give a concert at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, March 6, at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center.

The Prodigals are considered to be one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East-Coast Irish scene. While the band members largely grew up in Ireland, their current roots are in Manhattan. The band’s set list includes a variety of original funky and energetic Celtic songs. They have played in venues throughout the United States – Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, and Maine – as well as in Canada and Germany. In addition to entertaining the audience with guitars and percussion, these musicians enliven their performance with banjo and button accordion.

  February 21, 2009 - Spend an evening with The Electrix with special friends Reckoning

Gathering of the Slides - January 24


Dec 12th Michael Jazz Trio


Oct 18th The Moroccos Riverhead R&B Review


Oct 3rd James O’Malley


Aug 1st Argent Classic Rock

May 31st Project Floyd

May 2nd Kane Daily at the Center

March 28 – Kane Daily Band

Jan 26th Gathering of the Slides 6 The Kerry Kearney Band w/ Chris English


Gathering of the Slide 5 appeared on Saturday, February 24th at Berkner.


Black 47 Concert performed on Friday March 9th at Brookhaven Center at 7:00pm


Smokin' Guitar Genius Concert on Friday, April 27th appeared at Berkner at 8:00pm


Alexis Suter Band performed at Brookhaven Center at 6:00pm on Friday, May 11th.


North Sea Gas Band performed at Brookhaven Center at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 17th


Johnny Volume Band performed at Brookhaven Center at 7:30pm on Friday June 15th


Dog Days Blues Festival on Friday, August 10th at


Funky New Orleans Blues  performed on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 8:00pm .  New Orleans most famous cabby is driving into our town and will be appearing at Berkner.  No longer a hack, guitar player, songwriter and singer Mem Shannon will be appearing on a double bill with Sam 'Bluzman' Taylor.

   Comedy Show - Sept 7th

   Commander Cody - Sept 15th
   Lost Bayou Ramblers - Sept 30th


 2004 EVENTS

     Our Thirteenth Concert,  A Southern Thaw Two Rock Bands — Brother Peach and Street Survivors  —  at Brookhaven Lab, January 24

Upton, NY – Two rock groups — Brother Peach and Street Survivors — will perform in a concert called “A Southern Thaw” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, January 24, at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall. The concert is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID.

Brother Peach will perform the best of the famous rock band with southern roots, the Allman Brothers. The local group has performed at numerous Long Island venues, including the Funky Monkey and Calico Jack’s in Oceanside, the Village Pub South and Molly Bloom’s in Amityville, the Fire Island Grill in Oakdale, and the Hairy Lemon in Selden. Recently, they performed with the classic rock cover band, Roadhouse.

The Street Survivors will play the best of the southern rock group, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Like Brother Peach, the Street Survivors have performed at the Funky Monkey in Oceanside, and they have also played at such venues as CPI in Hampton Bays, Cashmere’s in Shirley, the Village Pub in Port Jefferson, and the Maples in Manorville.


     Our Fourteenth Concert,  Meeting at the Crossroads’ Blues Concert, March 20, 2004

"Meeting at the Crossroads," a blues concert featuring Joe Vicino and the Smokedaddys and The Dare Ya Blues Band, will be held in Berkner Hall at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the BNL Music Club, the concert will be open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Joe Vicino and the Smokedaddys, featuring Vicino on guitar and lead vocals, Pete Kiernan on bass and Ralph Santiago on drums, have played at many local venues, including the Yankee Peddler in Merrick, Giacomo Jack’s in Amityville, and Belle’s East in Southampton. Their musical influences range from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Jimi Hendrix and Motown to Chicago blues. The band has recorded four CDs, with a fifth due out this spring.

The Dare Ya Blues Band is made up of five musicians who are veterans of the Long Island music scene. Band mates Johnny Dunn and Luke Alvino have rejoined, combining their talents in songwriting and performing. The band plays original blues, while adding some unique twists to their favorite cover songs. They have played at such clubs as The Viking in Islip, Nawlin's Grille in Mineola, Paula Jean's in Setauket, and the A&M Roadhouse in New York City. The band's second CD, titled "Lonely Street," is completed and will be available at the show.



    Our Fifteenth Concert, James O'Malley CD Release Concert - Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 8:00PM  Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY (631) 344-3413

Contemporary folk singer and songwriter James O'Malley will give a concert in Berkner Hall at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m. to debut his second CD, titled "If Only In My Dreams."


BNL Press Release on Jim O'Malley


    Our Sixteenth Concert, "Americana Diaries "- A Journey through American Music   - Friday, Nov. 12th at 7:30 pm 


    Our Seventeenth Concert, "Great Caesars Ghost & G.E. Smith",  Friday December 3rd FRIDAYNITELIVE! a Rockin' Blues Show
Great Caesars Ghost  with Legendary Rock Guitarist G.E. Smith Berkner Hall at  8pm


 2003 EVENTS

    Our Seventh concert on 2/15/2003 was the Songwriters Series - The BNL Music Club and the East End Songwriters Guild  presented their first Songwriters Series at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory featuring eight local songwriters. Opening the show was Kristhen, an acoustic guitar duo featuring Henry Diaz on guitar and the lovely voice of Kristi Diaz. This was followed by "songwriters-in-the-round" performances of singer/guitarists Bill Akin and Mark Mott, singer/guitarist/violinist Sarah Greene with Dennis Raffelock on vocals and upright bass and Terin Greene on vocals. The second half of the program was kicked off by Terry Winchell followed by E.E.S.G. co-founder, singer/songwriter/guitarist/ Larry Hunter accompanied by well known slide guitarist Ray Penney. Headlining and closing the show was Cathy Kreger  who held the audience in rapture for the remainder of the evening.


    Our Eight Concert March 1st, 2003 in conjunction with the Long Island Blues Society was called The Gathering Of The Slides  (see photo gallery)    and featured the Kerry Kearney Band (see press release). Also appearing were special guest artists Michael Falzarano, Kane Daly and Little Toby Walker.  To date this was the most successful BNLMC concert both artistically and in ticket sales. A great time was had by both concert-goers and musicians.


    Our Ninth Concert on July 25 2003 Soarin' With the Blues Featured Sam Taylor and Todd Wolfe.


   Our Tenth Concert, the World Summer Show Sunday, July 27, in support of Family Day Berkner Hall Lawn Featuring: The Taiko Tides-Traditional Thundering Drums, Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association, Swinging Moose, an all BNL Traditional Folk Music Group, BNL Community African Drum and Dance Circle, George Bostick & Blues House (Blues), The Oak Street Quartet (Jazz), Kane Daily and his All Star Band (Blues). Also, supporting Family Day an Exhibition of Cars & Motorcycles courtesy of The Cyclotrons and The BNL Antique & Classic Motoring Club


    Our Eleventh Concert, October 3rd, Latin Rhythms Starring Yvette Malavet-Blum Featuring with Sam Carr on the Piano. Yvette Malavet-Blum, a Cabaret Singer, has performed shows in Manhattan and Long Island will return to Brookhaven’s Berkner Hall with Sam Carr on the Piano singing her favorite Spanish and English songs. 


   Our Twelfth Concert, A Musical Solstice” on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m, Concert at Brookhaven Lab to Benefit United Way of Long Island Featured performers: Pamela Betti and the Bluebloods, playing blues and rock and roll; Kristhen, featuring Henry and Kristy Diaz singing and playing holiday music with acoustic guitar accompaniment; Joe Vignola, playing acoustic country blues; and the Tim Caufield Group, a jazz trio.



    Our Second concert, Feb 5 2002,  "An Evening of Jazz" featured the Well known Oak Street Quartet and the William Floyd Senior High Jazz Ensemble. Our efforts raised $550 for the William Floyd Music Program.


    The Third concert, June 6th, 2002,  An Evening of “Acoustic” Music  featured Guitarist Bruce MacDonald and Singer/Songwriter - The Michelle Monte’ Band, with all proceeds benefiting the Long Island Voices Foundation.


    The Fourth concert, June 21, 2002,  "Outdoor Summer Blues Bash"  was a blast!! and featured Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, Blues Hall of Fame inductee; George Bostick, A Chicago Blues Man on Electric Guitar, Hadicus Road, Classic Rock and Blues and The Muddy River Band, Acoustic Rock and Blues. Also in attendance were WRCN's A.J. and Jenn!! See three pages of photos from Sharon's webpage.


Check Out BNLMC Summer Concert Photos from the Blues Bash

 Photos by Sharon "The Flame"     -     Photos by Joe Rubino 

    Our Fifth concert, Friday Oct 18th  "An evening of Acoustic Guitar Music"  featured  Folksinger/Songwriter
James O'Malley  and Award Winning Blues Guitarist "Little" Toby Walker. The concert was a huge success for the BNLMC an was well attended. Thanks you for your support.


    Our Sixth concert on 12/14/2002, featured original compositions by Singer-Songwriters Jim Dexter and Bill Meehan  Long Island singer-songwriters Jim Dexter and Bill Meehan performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, December 14, at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall. Both Long Island artists are proficient acoustic guitarists and songwriters in their own right. Dexter and Meehan each presented a set of their original works to an enthusiastic audience.




    Our First Annual Christmas Concert  Thursday, December 6th, featured Kristhen, James O'Malley  and the BNL Gospel Choir. Through the efforts of all involved we were able to raise $450 for the Little Flower Children's Services in Wading River.




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