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Rockville Centre native lands dream of a lifetime gig opening for Zac Brown Band

Ellis Melillo says singing at Jones Beach has been her dream since she was a little girl.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2023, 11:20 PM

Updated 309 days ago

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A Rockville Centre native who always dreamed of playing a gig at Jones Beach has strummed her way onto the Zac Brown Band ticket as the opening act.
Ellis Melillo, a graduate of South Side High School, says singing at Jones Beach has been her dream since she was a little girl.
About three years ago, Melillo decided to go for it and emailed Zac Brown himself, asking him to listen to her songs."
"He was like email me and I never thought he'd actually listen to it, but he did and we ended up making a whole album," says Melillo.
This weekend she will take the stage to open for the country music star.
Click here to purchase tickets.


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