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2009 Induction Ceremony Photo Gallery

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2015 Induction Ceremony

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

Induction Ceremony

  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.  

2014 CLASS 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 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  

OTHER INFORMATION:

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: www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org 109 West A Street Kannapolis, NC 28081 Phone: (704)-934-2320 Email: info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org      

THANK YOU 2014 INDUCTION SPONSORS!

*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

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012 Inductions

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 Thursday, October 11.

 

PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Tori Amos, Alternative Rock/POP, Newton, NC
Shirley Austin Reeves & Doris Kenner Jackson (Deceased), (original members
of the Shirelles), Henderson/ Goldsboro, NC
Jodeci, R&B/New Jack Swing, Charlotte, NC
Nantucket, Hard Rock, Jacksonville, NC
Stonewall Jackson, Country, Tabor City, NC
Lou Donaldson, Jazz/Bebop Saxophonist, Badin, NC

 

NON PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Fred Foster, Record Executive/Record Producer, Rutherford County, NC
(Founder of Monument Records)

J.E.Mainer, Blue Grass/ Country Fiddler, Weaverville, NC

The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 11th at Gibson Mill, Vintage Auto Club Conference and Events Center, 325 McGill Avenue, Concord. The evening will include a reception, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment. Advance sale tickets and reservations are available at the museum at 109 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC.

 

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
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

 

NC Music Hall of Fame 2010 Induction Ceremony

For Immediate Release

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announces this year’s induction ceremony will be open to the public. It will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC.  The evening will include a reception with the inductees, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment.

Most of the inductees and/or their families will attend. Several artists are expected to perform. Tickets are available on the Hall of Fame web site northcarolinamusichalloffame.org or by calling the museum at (704) 934-2320. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends by appointment/reservation.

Media note: if you plan to attend the ceremony, please call Eddie Ray at the museum. All of his information is below.

This year’s inductees include:

Performing Artists

Maurice Williams, Recording artist, Charlotte
Andy Griffith, Gospel recording artist/actor/writer, Mt. Airy/Wilmington
Donna Fargo, Country recording artist/composer Mt. Airy
Arthur Smith, Country composer/performer/producer, Charlotte
George Hamilton IV, Country recording artist, Winston-Salem
Doc Watson, Country/Bluegrass vocalist/musician, Deep Gap/N. Wilkesboro
Curly Seckler, Bluegrass Bluegrass vocalist/musician, China Grove
Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist/composer/educator Greenville
Shirley Caesar, Gospel recording artist, Durham

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Don Gibson, Country recording artist/composer, Shelby
Les Brown, Big Band leader, Durham
Oliver, (William Oliver Swofford), Recording artist, N. Wilkesboro

Non-Performing Artists

Don Schlitz, Composer/guitarist/soloist, Durham

For more information contact:

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

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

Press Release – North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010 Inductions

 

For Immediate Release

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010 Inductions

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The
ceremony will take place October 7 in Kannapolis.

Performing Artists

Maurice Williams, Recording artist, Charlotte
Andy Griffith, Gospel recording artist, Mt. Airy/Wilmington
Donna Fargo, Country recording artist, Mt. Airy
Arthur Smith, Country composer, performer, producer, Charlotte
George Hamilton IV, Country recording artist, Winston-Salem
Doc Watson, Country/Bluegrass vocalist, musician, Deep Gap/N. Wilkesboro
Curly Seckler, Bluegrass vocalist and musician, China Grove
Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist, composer, Greenville
Shirley Caesar, Gospel recording artist, Durham

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Don Gibson, Country recording artist & composer, Shelby
Les Brown, Big Band leader, Durham
Oliver, (William Oliver Swofford), Recording artist, N. Wilkesboro

Non-Performing Artists

Don Schlitz, Composer, guitarist and soloist, Durham

The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC and will be open to the public. The evening will include a reception, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment. Tickets go on sale September 1st at the museum.

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
704-932-2320  (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobile)
eray(at)northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

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

Induction Information

 

Date: March 25, 2011

Revised NCMHOF Induction Criteria.

There are two distinct categories for induction into the NCMHOF:
Performers and Non –Performers. This separation was designed to ensure that high profile performers were not favored over other less visible or recognizable musical influences.

Performers:
* Definition: Individual musical performers, musical groups and backup musicians/singers.
* Eligibility: Performers are eligible for induction into the NCMHOF ten (10) years after the release of a record or a public musical performance has attained national or wide-spread acclaim.

Non-Performers:
* Definition: Songwriters, record producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists, music educators, and other allied music industry professionals.
* Eligibility: To be determined by members of the NCMHOF Advisory Board. Number of Inductees Selected per Year: There will be no more than five (5) new members inducted into the NCMHOF each year.

Genres of Music:
Each year the selected inductees must represent a variety of genres of music. Non-Performers will be considered as a genre of music.

Each group of inductees is selected by members of the NCMHOF Advisory Board on the basis of significance in music history, regardless of race, gender or genre of music. The inductee must be a native of North Carolina or have spent a significant amount of time in the State during his or her career.