Selection Process


Our first awards gala in 2019 was held in Wildwood NJ where over 2000 adoring fans were in attendance. In 2022 our new home base is Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City NJ. Harrah’s will allow us to comfortably welcome more fans wanting to attend and be a part of this spectacular music event.

Our mission is to celebrate, honor, and sustain music’s past, present, and future, giving recognition to those who have dedicated their lives to the art on the East Coast.

The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to the preservation of music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, The Rock and Roll era, and is the unique vision of Tommy Petillo, ECMHOF Founder and Lead Singer of The Duprees.

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Awards Criteria


We distribute to deserving artists in the following categories:

“12” Lifetime Achievement Awards: Honoring the human endeavor to persevere, overcome and achieve a lifetime of dedication by an individual, group, or organization of the many art forms and categories of the music industry. The Lifetime Award Recipients are chosen by The East Coast Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors

“14″ Best Music Maker Awards: Recognizing the very best of our music makers & producers today! The very best of today’s new talent and the music providers who represent all genres of music that continue the musical legacy of the ’50s, ’60s, and 70’s Rock & Roll generations. Best of The Music Maker Award Recipients are chosen by The ECMHOF Ambassador Members.

“12″ Legend Awards: Honoring our brightest music stars of the past from Maine to Florida. This award is chosen by the majority vote, in each category by Ambassador Members.

Join us June 6 & 7, 2022 at Harrah’s Resort and Casino. For tickets visit