Events

Join us at the NCMHOF Museum on June 11, 2016 for a meet-the-author event! Meet The Author Penny Parsons and pick up an autographed copy of her brand new biography: “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music Of Curly Seckler”.

 

Brand new for Summer 2016 is Penny Parsons’ book “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music Of Curly Seckler”. The book details the life of one of the true pioneers of the first generation of bluegrass artists, Curly Seckler.

 

Penny is a music industry journalist and manager for NC Music Hall of Fame inductee Curly Seckler. Her book, “Foggy Mountain Troubadour”, is the first full-length biography of an American original. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist’s life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music. This 272-page biography follows Curly’s journey from North Carolina cotton fields to legendary status as one of the greatest tenor singers in bluegrass music history.

 

With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history, while his role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music’s triumphant 1970s revival.

 

Written in close collaboration with Mr. Seckler and those who know him, Foggy Mountain Troubadour is the first full-length biography of an American original. Penny Parsons follows a journey from North Carolina schoolhouses to the Grand Ole Opry stage and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, from boarding houses to radio studios and traveling five to a car on two-lane roads to make the next show. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist’s life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music.

 

To learn more about Curly Seckler and purchase a copy of the book, visit:www.CurlySeckler.net

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: (704)-934-2320
Email: info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

 

2016 INDUCTION CEREMONY

List of Inductees


about the 2016 NCMHOF inductess

On Thursday October 20, 2016 the NC Music Hall of Fame’s 2016 Induction Ceremony will be held at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm. A VIP cocktail Reception to “Meet-and-Greet” the inductees will be held at the new Kannapolis City Hall at 5:00pm. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will be escorted to the red carpet at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center (KPAC) for the Induction Program.

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FAQs:

You MUST show your ticket 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.

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

Yes! We can offer a discounted ticket rate to students, churches, or civic groups….just give us a call to inquire.

General admission should park in the designated areas at KPAC. VIP’s have the option to drive on their own to each venue or to use transportation provided the NCMHOF to move between the VIP reception and KPAC. Also, the Kannapolis Amtrak Station is 1/2 mile from the KPAC.

When you purchase your ticket, you will be asked if you prefer to use our transportation to arrive at KPAC or if you prefer to drive yourself. This allows us to properly prepare for the night.

Dress code is Black Tie Optional.

No outside food or beverages allowed in the VIP Recpetion area, KPAC, or the NCMHOF Museum. No smoking allowed on City Hall, KPAC, or NCMHOF Museum properties.

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: (704)-934-2320
Email: [email protected]/* */

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2016 Inductions:

Bank of the Ozarks, Title Sponsor

Visit Cabarrus

City of Kannapolis

Curb Records

NC Research Campus

Shoe Show

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On Thursday October 15, 2015, the NC Music Hall of Fame’s 2015 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre, 111 West 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC, at 7:15 PM. A VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees will be at Restaurant Forty Six, next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00 PM until 7:00PM. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will move next door, on the red carpet, to the Gem Theatre for the Induction Program.

 

 

Inductee List 2015 (eventbrite)

 

ABOUT THE INDUCTIONS:
Inductions at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame are held annually to honor and commemorate those who have made significant contributions to American music. The Induction Ceremony will be a historical, entertaining, and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers (entertainment provided by NC Music Hall of Fame inductees.)Tickets for this year’s event are also available for purchase at the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum.

VIP TICKET HOLDERS:
There will be a VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees at the fashionable Restaurant Forty Six, which is next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00pm until 7:00PM. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will walk the red carpet to the Gem Theatre for the Induction Program. Please have your tickets available at the entrance. Theater Doors open 6:30PM induction show begins at 7:15pm.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS:
Please have your tickets available for entrance AND re-entry. Concessions will be available. Theatre doors open at 6:30pm induction show begins 7:15pm.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Special discounted rates have been provided for Hall of Fame guests. 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:

Holiday Inn Express Kannapolis/Concord
2491 Wonder Drive
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 743-1080
Group Code: ICN

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Hampton Inn Kannapolis/Concord
612 Dickens Pl NE
Concord, NC 28025
(704) 793-9700
Group Code: NCM

LOCATIONS:

Gem Theatre
111 West Ave.
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Restaurant Forty Six
101 West Avenue
Kannapolis, NC 28081

 


FAQ’s

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You MUST show your ticket 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!

Are group discounts available?
Yes! We will offer a discounted ticket rate to students, churches, or civic groups of 20 or more….just give us a call to inquire.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available downtown Kannapolis, at the N.C. Research Campus, and campus parking garage. Also, the Kannapolis Amtrak Station is within 1 block – how convenient.

What should I wear?
VIP dress code is a required Semi-Formal MINIMUM. That means semi-formal is the minimum but you can dress as formal as you like! No required dress code for general admission.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
No outside food or beverages please. Concessions will be available for purchase at the theatre.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum at:

600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: (704)-934-2320
Email: info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org
www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

 

 

2014 Inductees

 ABOUT THE INDUCTIONS:

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm. Event is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase now. Inductions at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame are held annually to honor and commemorate those who have made significant contributions to American music. The 2014 Inductions Ceremony will be a historical, entertaining, and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers (entertainment provided by NC Music Hall of Fame inductees.) Tickets for this year’s event are also available for purchase at the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum.

 

Gem Theatre

111 W. First Street

Kannapolis, NC 28081

Restaurant Forty Six

101 West Avenue

Kannapolis, NC 28081

 

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FOR VIP TICKET HOLDERS:

There will be a VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees at the fashionable Restaurant Forty Six, which is next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will walk the red carpet to the theatre for the Induction Program. Theater doors open 6:30pm, Induction program begins 7:15pm.

FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS:

Theater doors open at 6:30pm. General seating is first come first served. Concessions will be available. Induction Ceremony program begins 7:15pm.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 15, 2014 – October 17, 2014 at Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis. The special discounted room rate will be available to all Induction Ceremony attendees. Ask for the NC Music Hall of Fame group rate when booking.

 Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis

 612 Dickens Place NE
Concord, North Carolina
USA 28025
(704) 793-9700

 Click here for reservations: Hampton Inn


 

2014 Inductees

Clay Aiken
Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC.
Fantasia Barrino
R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC.
Jimmy Capps
Country guitarist, who has played on numerous hit records, TV shows, and has played on the Grand Ole Opry since 1958. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC.
The Embers
Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC.
“Little Eva”
Pop vocalist known for “The Loco-motion” & “The Turkey Trot”. Born in Belhaven, NC.
Lulu Belle & Scotty
Country Musicians & Vocalists known as “The Sweethearts of Country Music” in the 1930’s-1940’s. Lulu Belle born in Boone & Scotty born in Spruce Pine, NC.
 Talmadge “Tab” Smith
Jazz/R&B Musician & Vocalist who played with Jimmy Witherspoon and Johnny Otis. Born in Kinston, NC
Link Wray
Rock n’ Roll guitarist and inventor of the power chord. Known for his instrumental hit “Rumble”. Born in Dunn, NC.