Given iconic artist Billy Joel's historical connection to Long Island, we are not surprised to hear that the area will be home to a giant exhibit about the artist next month.
Officially opening at the Long Island Museum and Entertainment Hall of Fame's (LIMEHOF) Stony Brook museum location at 97 Main Street in Stony Brook on November 24, “Billy Joel- My Life, A Piano Man's Journey” will showcase over 50 of the artist's personal items, many donated by Joel himself and never seen in public before.
Expect vintage instruments, awards, rare audio and video recordings, personal photos, memorabilia and behind the scenes clips to make up the unique exhibition and capture your attention.
In addition to lending his personal items to the museum, Joel was actually very hands-on when it came to setting up the space as well, as noted by the LIMEHOF's own chairman, Ernie Canadeo, in an official statement.
“Billy has been very cordial and involved in the planning, and it is appropriate the exhibit is on Long Island, where he has long been identified, written so many songs and lived most of his life,” he said. “It is a fitting tribute to Long Island’s most successful entertainer and is guaranteed to thrill his legions of fans.”
Tickets for the exhibit, which is mounted a mere 90-minute car ride from midtown Manhattan, are available for purchase now right here.
And if you haven't yet snagged tickets to Joel's iconic Madison Square Garden residency shows yet, we highly suggest you look into it now. In fact, his record-breaking program at the NYC venue will officially come to an end on July 2024, after a decade and around 150 concerts in total.
There's just something about screaming “Sing us a song, you're the piano man, sing us a song tonight” among thousands of other fans in the middle of New York that makes for a memorable experience.