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Joan Jett, Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo & More to Perform on TV Special Supporting Long Island 'Health Care Heroes'

Joan Jett
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Joan Jett performs onstage during the USO 75th Anniversary Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner at Marriott Marquis Times Square on Dec. 13, 2016 in New York City.

Joan Jett, Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo, Blue Oyster Cult, Kurtis Blow and Gary U.S. Bonds are among the performers slated for the upcoming News 12 Concert Series Supporting Health Care Heroes Concert, presented by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The event is set for broadcast on May 31 on News 12 Plus (Channel 61) and FIOS Channel 530.

The 90-minute telecast will feature many inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Other acts on the show include Taking Back Sunday, Richie Cannata, Barnaby Bye, Elliot Murphy, Kenny Vance and members of Stray Cats, The Vanilla Fudge, Dream Theater and The Tokens.

The event will benefit United Together for Health Care Heroes, an initiative of United Way of Long Island's Response Fund for COVID-19. The not-for-profit is working with local restaurants to deliver meals to responders at hospitals across Long Island.

Each artist is contributing a performance, with most performed exclusively for the broadcast.

"We are thrilled that so many of our Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees are contributing…," said Ernie Canadeo, chairman of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. "It promises to be a very exciting show, with so many diverse music genres being represented that represent Long Island's vast musical heritage."

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