December 17, 2020

Kannapolis, NC – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (NCMHOF) is pleased to announce its receipt of the NC CARES for
the Arts Grant in the amount of $51,876.18 through the North Carolina Arts Council and Cabarrus Arts Council.

Through the tireless work of ARTS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Cabarrus Arts Council and arts
advocates across the state, funds have been awarded to support the arts across North Carolina. As part of the state’s
spending plan for federal CARES Act funding, $9.4 million was designated to provide direct aid to arts councils and arts
organizations in an effort to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. These funds are distributed on a per-capita
basis to all North Carolina counties with a population less than 1 million people.

The purpose of the NC CARES grant is to rescue arts organizations that have been impacted by closures but have continued
to incur expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic from March through December in 2020.

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is thankful to its donors especially during these unsteady times due to the pandemic.
In addition to the NC CARES grant received in 2020 through the Cabarrus Arts Council, the organization is also supported by
the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the City of Kannapolis. Special thanks are to Noelle Rhodes Scott, President and CEO
of the Cabarrus County Arts Council; Wayne Martin, President of the N.C. Arts Council; and Nate McGaha, Executive Director
of Arts North Carolina for their hard work during the pandemic to strengthen our creative state.

“Because of your diligence we have a thriving arts community here in Cabarrus County. The NC Music Hall of Fame will
benefit greatly because of this grant award and will be sustained in the coming months. Because COVID-19 cases are
increasing we do not know how the coming months will look, however, the impact of this award will make an enormous
difference in moving forward” said Veronica Cordle, Executive Director of the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

About the NCMHOF:
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to recognize, promote,
and commemorate musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers from the state of North Carolina.

Media Contact:
Veronica Cordle, Executive Director
(704) 934-2320