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.  


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 Lucky Millinder and Count Basie. 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.

  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.  


FOR VIP TICKET HOLDERS: SOLD OUT 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. Theater Doors open 6:30PM   FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS: Theatre 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 our reservations page: Hampton Inn   VENUE INFORMATION: Gem Theatre 111 West 1st Street Kannapolis, NC 28081 Restaurant Forty Six 101 West Avenue Kannapolis, NC 28081  


Dress code: Semi-Formal.

Theater doors will open to the public at 6:30PM

Tickets must be shown at the venues.

VIP seating is for VIP’s only and reserved as indicated below.

For information regarding group seating or group pricing please call the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum (704) 934-2320

2014 Induction Seating Gem Theatre

2014 Induction Seating Gem Theatre

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum at: 109 West A Street Kannapolis, NC 28081 Phone: (704)-934-2320 Email:      


*For sponsorship information please contact the NCMHOF.*

Bank of the Carolinas

Title Sponsor

Mike Curb Family Foundation

City of Kannapolis logo

Hampton Inn Kannapolis/Concord

Gem Theatre, Kannapolis, NC

N.C. Research Campus

Shoe Show Inc.

Cabarrus Arts Council

Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau


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