East Coast Music Hall of Fame Gala & Museum


The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is a New Jersey 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a society of music professionals and fans from Maine to Florida dedicated to ensuring the present and future of the Rock and Roll era of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's as well as celebrating the pioneers of this great American musical heritage.

Provide a world class Museum Library and home for the pioneers of R&B and the Rock & Roll music generation. To celebrate the recording and performance of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's music with engaging educational programs and extensive Library & Archives. Document and Preserve an American heritage, the music that changed the course of history and politics through the international language of music. 

 The ECMHOF Awards Gala with our Lifetime Achievement Awards and Legend Awards honor the finest artists and recordings of the past and present. The Foundation is dedicated to lifting the human spirit in celebration and to shine a spotlight on the human endeavor to persevere, overcome and achieve a lifetime of dedication and performance of excellence by an individual, group or organization of the many art forms and categories of the music industry. 

The Best of the Music Makers Awards help today's aspiring new talent as well as established artists who want to preserve and continue this musical legacy by creating pathways of recognition as well as educational and musical programs to help aspiring artists to succeed.  

The East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Museum & Library’s mission is bring together under one roof, the resources to honor those who have contributed to East Coast music from the 1940's, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’ and to help inspire future generations to carry on this legacy. The East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Gala , Museum & Library aims to be the premier center for the performing and visual arts, inspiring, educating and entertaining through its diverse and engaging offerings and reflecting the diversity of the region.  As a nonprofit organization, the ECMHOF is committed to creating opportunities for participation and understanding the arts by collaborating with creators, organizations, and schools, and as a catalyst to harnessing the economic vitality of the arts and enriching our region’s quality of life.  In addition, it will serve as a repository for related historical print, audio and video resources essential for future study.  (Photo is a rendering of the ECMHOF Museum & Library)

East Coast Music Hall of Fame
President & CEO Thomas Petillo sr.
65 River Road, Suite-104
Nutley, New Jersey, 07110
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Tommy Petillo
Nutley, NJ

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