Barry Manilow joins the Tangorra Takeover

Music icon Barry Manilow returns to Long Island this summer for MANILOW: HITS 2022, a one-night-only concert set for Saturday, August 6th, at Belmont Park’s UBS Arena with special guest David Koz.

The Grammy, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning superstar, best known for his hits “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”, called into the Tangorra Takeover with Nick Tangorra to talk all about his upcoming shows, Vegas Residency and multiple decades in the music industry.

Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career is made up of virtually every facet of music, including performing, composing, arranging, and producing. A 2002 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. He has received Grammy, Emmy, and TONY Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. He’s had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles, including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits, and is ranked the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all-time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

In addition to his worldwide success, Barry Manilow is also extremely philanthropic with his Manilow Music Project. He will once again award a deserving music teacher in each city of his summer arena tour which includes Belmont Park.

In each city, the winning teacher will receive a 5K cash award and another 5K in “Manilow bucks” to purchase music instruments for their school’s music program.

“It is wonderful to partner with our concert venues to identify schools and music teachers in their neighborhoods that deserve this small token of my gratitude, said Manilow. “Many school music programs have either been terminated, or their funds have been severely depleted. I always want to do my part through The Manilow Music Project to keep music in schools.”

The Manilow Music Project is pleased to open voting to anyone who has ever been moved by the power of music to vote for their favorite music teacher. It has given away over ten million dollars’ worth of funds and music instrument donations.


Voting Link:

  • Aisha Ali of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (Queens)
  • Anissa Arnold of Herricks High School (Long Island
  • Marino Bragino of Long Beach High School
  • Chris Doherty of Sewanhaka High School (Long Island)
  • Karl Himmelmann of Southold Junior-Senior High School (Long Island)
  • Clare Jackson of Harborfields High School
  • Christopher Mandato of East Hampton High School (Long Island)
  • Thérèse Mannino of Farmingdale High School
  • Michael Schwartz of Great Neck High School (Long Island)
  • Barry Wyner of Lynbrook High School.
  • Tickets are on sale now at and

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