2018 Induction Ceremony


On Thursday, October 18, 2018 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold it’s 10th Annual Induction Ceremony in Kannapolis, NC. The 2018 Inductees are: Calvin Richardson, Blind Boy Fuller, John Tesh, The Hoppers, Luther Barnes, Chris Daughtry, and Dolphus Ramseur. Inductions are held annually to commemorate the musical legacy of North Carolina’s greatest music makers. In our efforts to honor, promote, commemorate, and preserve North Carolina’s great music history, we present the 2018 Induction Ceremony.

The 2018 Induction Ceremony is a public event; tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased using the ticket form below or by visiting: 2018induction.eventbrite.com. Once you select your number of tickets, you will then be directed to a seating chart where you can choose a seat.

Induction Event Information

For VIP’s there will be a VIP Cocktail Reception at Kannapolis City Hall from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Hor d’ oeuvres will be served. Inductees will attend the reception as their schedules allow. Following the VIP Reception, VIP guests will move to the Gem Theatre where the actual Induction Ceremony program will begin at 7:15pm.

VIP Reception Location:
The Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
5:00pm – 6:30pmTrolley

Parking areas are available at City Hall. Trolleys will then be available to transport guests to and from the Gem Theatre for you convenience. Trolleys are for VIP use only.

General admission attendees will enjoy the Induction Ceremony which begins at 7:15pm. Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Gem Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm. All general reserved seats are in the balcony. This section is only accessed by stairs, no elevators are available. Please call the NCMHOF Museum if you require a handicap seat: (704) 934-2320.

Discounted room rates have been provided for Hall of Fame guests by our local partner hotels in Kannapolis/Concord, NC. These special discounted room rates will be available to all Induction Ceremony attendees. Ask for the NC Music Hall of Fame group rate when booking:

Hampton Inn by Hilton Concord/Kannapolis
612 Dickens Place NE, Concord, NC 28025
Book by: Sept 22nd

Holiday Inn Express Concord/Kannapolis
2491 Wonder Drive Kannapolis, NC 28083
Book by: Sept. 18th

Who is being inducted this year?

Performing Live at 2018 Induction

Luther Barnes Chris Daughtry
Blind Boy Fuller
The Hoppers
Dolph Ramseur
Calvin Richardson
John Tesh

To learn more about the 2018 inductees go to: NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

What is an induction ceremony?

Our annual induction ceremonies are a commemorative occasion in which those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music, are introduced as new members of our Hall of Fame. Inductees that enter the NCMHOF have reached national recognition in their field of at least 10 years and they have roots in North Carolina. The ceremony reflects an awards show format which includes inductees accepting their induction, an insightful history of their careers, and performances by some of the inductees. Living inductees may be in attendance to accept their induction, whereas deceased inductees will have someone accepting on their behalf.

Will there be live performances at the ceremony?

Yes! Scheduled to perform at the 2018 inductions are: Luther Barnes, The Hoppers, Calvin Richardson, John Tesh, and David Childers (courtesy of Dolph Ramseur).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You MUST show your tickets at the door! All tickets will be scanned at the door. You may bring your printed ticket OR show your digital ticket on your smartphone.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

No. Our annual induction event welcomes all ages. This is a very educational, entertaining and historical event that no one will want to miss!

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Guests attending the VIP Reception should park near the Kannapolis City Hall’s designated parking areas. There are parking areas in downtown Kannapolis, on Main Street, and a parking garage on Laureate Way. General admission attendees should park near the Gem Theatre at the Main Street parking areas.

What should I wear?

Dress code for all attendees is Black Tie Optional.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Cameras are allowed at the reception and ceremony. Please, no smoking at the venues. Concessions will be available at the Gem Theatre. NO outside food or beverages are allowed in the NCMHOF Museum.

Are the event venues handicap accessible?

The VIP Reception area and the NCMHOF Museum are handicap accessible. However, handicap guests will not have access to an elevator at the Gem Theatre. The Gem Theatre balcony (general reserved) seating is accessed ONLY from stairs. Handicap seating is available on the floor level at the Gem, please call 704-934-2320 for more information.

What is your refund policy?

Sorry, all tickets are nonrefundable. There will be no exceptions for refunds. There are no rain dates for this event nor any substitutes for tickets.

If you need more information, let us know!

Call us at the NCMHOF Museum: (704) 934-2320

Proud Partners of the 2018 Inductions: