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The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

Check out photos from our 2014 Induction Ceremony.

Check out photos from our 2013 Induction Ceremony.

Check out photos from the 2012 Induction Ceremony.

Check out photos from our 2011 Induction Ceremony.

Check out photos from the 2010 Induction Ceremony.

VIP tickets include a private indoor/outdoor Inductee “Meet & Greet” cocktail reception and access to our post ceremony celebration.

For Immediate Release

Kannapolis – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The ceremony will take place this fall. The following are the 2015 class of inductees:

Gerald Alston – Lead singer of the popular R&B/POP group the “Manhattans” – Henderson, NC.

Eric Church – Country Rock Musician/Singer – this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame nominee – Granite Falls, NC

Chuck Jackson – R&B/POP singer of the huge, national top selling hit recordings, “Any Day Now” & “I Don’t Want To Cry” – Winston Salem, NC.

Warren Haynes – Southern Rock guitarist/singer with the “Allman Bros. Band” & founder/member of the “Gov’t Mule Band”- Asheville, NC

The Fantastic Shakers – A popular, pioneer Carolina Beach Music Band – Lincolnton, NC.

Jay Spell (deceased) – Musician/Arranger – Performed with Hall of Fame artists Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Buffett and others – Spivey Corners, NC.

Nappy Brown (deceased) –Popular Blues/R&B singer during the late 1940’s and the early 1950’s – Charlotte, NC.

The Rev. F.C. Barnes (deceased) – Gospel Singer/ Songwriter of a national hit gospel song “Rough Side of The Mountain” – Rocky Mount, NC.

The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 15 at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis, NC. This event is open to the public. VIP and general admission tickets will go on sale early summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum. Call or visit the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum for more details.

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair Chairman
704-934-2320 (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobile)
info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Bill Kopald
Chairman
(336) 299-2520 (Office)
(336) 337-2521 (Mobile)
bkokpald@bellsouth.net

Events

2019 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony




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INDUCTION CEREMONY EVENT INFORMATION


On Thursday October 17, 2019, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (NCMHOF) will hold it’s 2019 Induction Ceremony at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. Click below for further event information:


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
VIP Cocktail Reception
(for VIP ticket holders and inductees)
The Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall
401 Laureate Way | Kannapolis, NC, 28081.

7:15 PM – 10:30 PM
Induction Ceremony
The Historic Gem Theater
111 W 1st St | Kannapolis, NC 28081

10:30 PM – until
After party (for all ticket holders)
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd | Kannapolis, NC 28081

General Admission attendees will enjoy the Induction Ceremony (only) which begins at 7:15pm. Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Gem Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm. General admission seats include balcony seats. Balcony is only accessed by stairs, there are no elevators in the building. Restrooms are located upstairs.

For VIP’s there will be a VIP 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. Trolleys will be available for VIP guests before and after the ceremony.

VIP Reception Location:
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Discounted room rates have been provided for Hall of Fame guests by our local partner hotels. 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. Both hotels are located 3 miles from the NCMHOF Museum & event venues.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Concord/Kannapolis – Exit 63 off I-85
612 Dickens Place NE, Concord, NC 28025
704-793-9700
Book by: October 2nd

Who is being inducted this year?

Elizabeth Cotten
Big Daddy Kane
9th Wonder
Merle Watson
Mitch Easter

We are also highlighting past inductees at the Ceremony this year in honor of NC Governor Roy Cooper’s declaration of NC’s “Year of Music”. 2019 highlight guests who will be in attendance are: Kellie Pickler & Pastor Shirley Caesar! Governor Roy Cooper’s declaration: NCArts.org

Read about our Press Conference Announcing the 2019 inductees with Secretary Suzi Hamilton of the NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources: 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! Many of our inductees will perform. Full schedule of performances to be released soon.

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. Those designated areas are along Laureate Way. Trolleys will be available for VIP guests to move between the GEM Theatre and City Hall. Trolleys are for VIP guests only.

General admission attendees should park near the Gem Theatre using the designated parking areas on Main Street.

What should I wear?

Dress code for all attendees is Black Tie Optional.

Will there be concessions at the ceremony?

Yes. The Gem Theatre concession stand will have sodas, candy, and their famous popcorn.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Cameras are allowed at the reception and ceremony.
Please, no smoking at the venues.
NO outside food or beverages are allowed in the NCMHOF & Curb Museum.

Are the event venues handicap accessible?

The VIP Reception area at Kannapolis City Hall 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 seating is accessed ONLY from stairs. Limited handicap seating is available on the floor level at the Gem, please call 704-934-2320 for more information or assistance finding a handicap seat.

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

By purchasing a ticket to the 2019 Induction Ceremony, I hereby grant the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Inc. the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and or video recordings of me and/or my
child for websites and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for promotional purposes only.

I understand and agree that such photographs and or video recordings of me may be placed on the internet. I waive the right to approve the final product. I agree that all such portraits, pictures, photographs, video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plates, negatives, recording tapes and digital files are all and shall remain the property of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Inc.

I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Inc., its current and former trustees, agents, officers, sponsors, and employees of the above named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.



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Directions To The 2019 Induction Ceremony:


2018 Induction Ceremony

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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
704-793-9700
Book by: Sept 22nd

Holiday Inn Express Concord/Kannapolis
2491 Wonder Drive Kannapolis, NC 28083
704-743-1080
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:

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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*Please note that after you click the ORDER NOW button you will be taken to a screen where you can reserve your seats

 

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

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EVENT SEATING CHART

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.