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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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum Open To Public

Kannapolis, NC–August 25, 2009–It’s taken almost a decade, but the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum has finally opened its doors in Kannapolis, North Carolina and the response has been astounding.

Located in what was once the old jail in historic the Cannon Village, the museum is now home to a growing collection of memorabilia and memories from some of North Carolina’s finest musicians, songwriters and entertainers ranging from Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane to Andy Griffith, Randy Travis and Chairmen of the Board.

The renovation of the old building was a two year labor of love funded by the Curb Family Foundation and overseen personally by Mike Curb.  A former Lieutenant and acting Governor of California and owner of a successful music empire, Curb, credits his start in the business to Eddie Ray, who is on board as Operations Director of the museum.

Ray, a music pioneer and native of Franklin, North Carolina, has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the entertainment business.  He will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this year.

Bill Kopald, Chairman of the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, says the museum is a testament to determination and perseverance, “The need has been here for a long time and it’s wonderful to finally have a home to showcase memorabilia and give people the opportunity to learn about some of the incredible musicians that hail from North Carolina, the purpose of the museum is to entertain and educate”.

The museum is open free to the public from 10:00 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and on weekends by appointment.  The facility can also be rented for private parties and receptions.  A complete list of the 2009 inductees will be announced next month.

For additional information contact:

Eddie Ray Operation
Director/Vice Chairman NC Music Hall of Fame
704-934-2320
eray(at)northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Liz Cavanaugh
NC Music Hall of Fame
615-963-9316
lcavanaugh@curb.com

Website:  https://www.northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Events

2022 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony




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INDUCTION CEREMONY EVENT INFORMATION


On Thursday, October 20, 2022, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (NCMHOF) will hold its 2022 Induction Ceremony at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. Click below for further event information:


Inductions take place annually at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame to honor music legends with roots in North Carolina. This year’s inductees are:

Stephanie Mills
Nnenna Freelon
Janet Paschal
Bernard Edwards
Charlie Poole

Guests will enjoy the Induction Ceremony program beginning at 7:00pm. The ceremony will take place at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. The ceremony will feature each inductee’s acceptance of their induction, video presentations, and live performances.

Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Gem Theatre. Doors open at 6:00pm.

NNENNA FREELON (Durham, N.C.) – Six-time Grammy nominee jazz vocalist, composer, actress, and producer who is known worldwide as a compelling and captivating live performer. Nnenna toured with Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau and others; her accolades include performances at the White House and the Asia Pacific Economic Summit for three hundred Presidents, Premiers and Heads of State.

JANET PASCHAL (Reidsville, N.C.) – Gospel vocalist, author, and songwriter known for recordings such as “Written In Red”, “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel”, and ”Born Again”. As one of the most soulfully versatile voices in Christian music, she has earned multiple Dove Awards, Singing News Fan Awards, and Grammy nominations. She performed for Rev. Billy Graham, Bill & Gloria Gaither, President George Bush, and many others. Paschal recently became a member of the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

STEPHANIE MILLS (Charlotte, N.C.) – Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and Broadway star who has called Charlotte her home for more than 30 years. Mills’ career spans over five decades with her rise to stardom as “Dorothy” in the original seven-time Tony Award winning Broadway run of the musical ‘The Wiz’. She has won multiple awards including a Grammy, NAACP Image Awards, and an American Music Award to name a few.

BERNARD EDWARDS (Greenville, N.C.) – Bernard was a bass player, singer, songwriter, and record producer known for his work with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with whom he co-founded funk/R&B band Chic. He is also credited for work with artists and groups such as Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis and many more. Hit songs to his credit are “Le Freak”, “Dance, Dance, Dance”, “Good Times”, and “We Are Family”.

CHARLIE POOLE (Statesville, N.C.) – Charlie was a country music pioneer, banjo player, recording artist, songwriter, and leader of the North Carolina Ramblers, a string band that recorded many popular songs in the early 1900’s. His hits, including “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Blues”, were considered country music mega hits of its time. Charlie strongly influenced later banjo players, including those who would become the creators of bluegrass and modern country music such as Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Snuffy Jenkins.

Our annual Induction Ceremony is a commemorative occasion where music industry professionals 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.

Each year, some of our current and past NCMHOF inductees perform live at the ceremony. This year’s live performances include:

  • Janet Paschal
  • Nnenna Freelon
  • New NC Ramblers
  • Chairmen of the Board
  • The Bernard Edwards Tribute

This list to be updated as performances are confirmed.

Tickets: $75 each

All attendees are VIP’s at this year’s event! Guests will enjoy watching the pre-ceremony red carpet arrivals, then the 7:00pm Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC and will feature each inductee’s acceptance of their induction, video presentations, and live performances. A full list of live performances will be released soon! Please note: there will be no pre-ceremony reception.

Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Gem Theatre. 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. Doors open at 6:00 pm. All tickets are general seating which includes the main floor and balcony seats. The balcony is accessible by stairs only, no elevators are available at this time. If you need accessible accommodations, please call the NCMHOF Museum: (704) 934-2320.

 

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

No. For the 2022 Induction Ceremony all guests may choose their seats upon arrival.

Guests attending the event should park in the designated areas in the downtown area. Click here for the downtown Kannapolis Parking Map.

There is no elevator access at the historic Gem Theatre. The Gem Theatre balcony seating is accessed ONLY from stairs. Seating includes the main floor and balcony seats. Limited accessible seating is available on the floor level at the Gem, please call (704) 934-2320 for more information or assistance finding an accessible seat. 

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

We have partnered with Chophouse 101 located beside the Gem Theatre to have an exclusive “Taste of the Hall of Fame” menu for after the show including special drinks from their bar. The full menu will be available before and during the show for attendees who want to make a reservation. Any reservations made are coordinated through the restaurant.

Cash Bar will be available to all attendees before, during, and after the Induction Ceremony.

 
 
 
Chophouse 101 Restaurant
101 West Avenue | Kannapolis, NC
(704) 933-2799

There are currently no scheduled meet & greet sessions. Inductees are scheduled to attend the Induction Ceremony at the Gem Theatre. If circumstances prevent an inductee from attending, they will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Fame by a representative who will accept the induction on their behalf.

Cameras are allowed at the red carpet & ceremony. NO smoking or vaping at the venues. NO outside food or beverages are allowed. NO pets except service animals.

Discounted room rates have been provided for Hall of Fame guests by our local partner hotels. A full list of hotels will be available soon.

Sorry, all tickets are non-refundable. There will be no exceptions for refunds. There are no rain dates for this event nor any substitutes for tickets. If for any reason the Induction Ceremony events are cancelled or if the inductees are not in attendance, there will be no refunds. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked to confirm this information.

By purchasing a ticket to the 2022 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, and/or for promotional purposes or otherwise.

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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Official Sponsors of the 2022 Induction Ceremony

Rhythm & Soul Legacy Concert




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CONCERT INFORMATION


On Saturday July 30, 2022, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (NCMHOF) will host Rhythm & Soul a legacy concert showcasing 3 R&B and Soul inductees in Garner, NC. Click below for further event information:


Rhythm & Soul is a legacy concert showcasing North Carolina R&B music legends: Chairmen of the Board, The Catalinas, and Clyde McPhatter’s Drifters (featuring Ronn David McPhatter). Enjoy the pastime of these legendary bands in one night – at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner, NC.

Rhythm & Soul is a fundraiser for the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. By purchasing a ticket to attend the Rhythm & Soul Concert, you are supporting the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum to continue its efforts to preserve NC’s musical heritage.

The NC Music Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize, promote, and commemorate musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers from the state of North Carolina. The NC Music Hall of Fame has a Museum located at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, NC. Exhibits from these Hall of Fame inductees and many more are on display at the museum. We invite you to also visit our museum!

Clyde McPhatter’s Drifters: Clyde McPhatter was inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Clyde passed away in June of 1972. His legacy carries on through his powerful music of the 1950’s & 60’s and the classic R&B and Rock n’ Roll sound of Clyde McPhatter through his son’s group Clyde McPhatter’s Drifters, featuring Ronn David McPhatter. Read more: RonnDavid.com

Chairmen of the Board: Chairmen of the Board was inducted into the NC Music hall of Fame in 1999. They bring us a classic Motown mix of R&B and Carolina beach music. Ken Knox, leader of the group continues the legacy of the band which was founded by General Johnson in 1967. Their classic hits such as “Carolina Girls”, “Give Me Just a Little More Time”, and “Patches” are some of the greatest hits of the 70’s and still have that same groovy care-free sound today. Read more: ChairmenOfTheBoard.com

The Catalinas: The Catalinas were inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame in 2013. The group still continues today as one of North Carolina’s premier beach music bands. “Summer Time’s Calling Me” is the anthem of the group’s fun-time sound. The beach music sound of the Catalinas still resonates on boardwalks up and down the east coast. Read more: TheCatalinas.net

Hall of Fame inductees will be available from 6pm – 7pm to meet and greet VIP ticket holders. Only VIP ticket holders will be allowed in the VIP area prior to the show. A seating section at the front of the auditorium will be reserved for VIP ticket holders.

 

Because Rhythm & Soul concert if a fundraiser for the NCMHOF, which is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization the event has a no refund policy. All proceeds go to the NCMHOF. If for any reason the event is postponed your ticket purchase will be transferred to the new event date. In the case Rhythm & Soul must be cancelled, no refunds will be issued.

The GPAC has an ample amount of free on-site parking for all events. Parking attendants are on duty to help guide guest to the nearest available slot for all shows. Please note the facility does share parking with 45 senior apartments in their facility. Parking in “Resident Only” spaces is discouraged. Overflow parking lots can be located adjacent to the GPAC on Avery St.

Yes. All tickets will be scanned at the door upon entry. You may print your ticket and bring it with you, or you may show your ticket on your phone.

By adding on a ‘Beverage Ticket’ to your admission you are purchasing 2 drink tickets. Each ticket is good for one glass of wine. Drink tickets will be given to you upon arrival. ID will be checked prior to receiving your drink ticket. ID will also be checked prior to redeeming your ticket at the beverage counter.

Click here to view the seating chart: Garner Performing Arts Center

The Garner Performing Arts Center is housed inside of the former Garner High School. A ramped walkway is available at the main entrance for patrons unable to climb stairs. Access throughout the facility is all on one level with no interior steps. The stage is accessible via a ramp located house right. Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off at the main entrance. Restrooms and water fountains throughout the facility are wheelchair-accessible.

The GPAC is equipped with six wheelchair accessible seat location ( four spaces along the front row, two spaces along the back row). Each of these six locations also includes adjacent seats with lifting arms for patrons who would like to transfer to a fixed house seat.

The GPAC is equipped with Listen! Assistive listening system. Individual receivers with earbuds can be picked-up from any member of the GPAC staff for free.

Service animals are welcome inside the GPAC but must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. If you intend to bring a service animal to an event, please notify the Box Office at 919-661-4602 or gpacboxoffice@garnernc.gov so that an aisle seat may be reserved for you.





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Official Sponsors of Rhythm & Soul

Legacy Concert

2021 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony




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INDUCTION CEREMONY EVENT INFORMATION


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (NCMHOF) will hold its 2021 Induction Ceremony at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. Click below for further event information:


 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Ceremony image

Inductions take place annually at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame to honor music legends with roots in North Carolina. This year’s event will feature a “Double-Induction” in one night! Due to the pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 inductees will be honored in one extravagant event.

2020 Inductees:

  • The Briarhoppers
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Michael Mauldin
  • Charles Whitfield
  • Donald Lawrence
  • The Squirrel Nut Zippers

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

  • Tony Brown
  • Robert Flack

2021 Inductees:

  • Tony Rice
  • Robert Moog

THE BRIARHOPPERS (Charlotte, NC) – Oldest continuing bluegrass group in the world. The band formed in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1934 at WBT studios as their first house band to play live on radio.

DONALD LAWRENCE (Gastonia, NC) – Grammy Award winning gospel music songwriter, record producer, vocal coach, and recording artist who has won multiple Stellar Awards. Donald was musical director of the super talented Tri-City Singers.

CHARLES WHITFIELD (Greensboro, NC) – Music producer, executive, and A&R executive/investor of Hidden Beach Recordings and currently Manager of Community Relations at Lowe’s Companies Inc.

JERMAINE DUPRI (Asheville, NC) – Grammy Award winning producer, hip-hop artist, songwriter, and record executive. Dupri is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is known for his successful record label So So Def.

MICHAEL T MAULDIN (Murphy, NC) – Co-Founder of the Black American Music Association as well as Co-Founder of the Black Music Entertainment Walk of Fame. Former President of the Black Music division at Columbia Records, and former Senior VP of the Columbia Record Group, entertainment executive and live event producer and CEO of Scream Nation, a concert venture with Live Nation Entertainment. He is a talent manager and father of recording artist/producer/songwriter and fellow inductee Jermaine Durpi.

THE SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS (Chapel Hill, NC) – Jazz band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who reached commercial success during the swing revival during the late 1990’s. Appearances by the group included the Presidential inaugural ball and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

TONY RICE (Reidsville, NC) – Award winning guitarist, bluegrass musician, singer, and composer. Rice redefined bluegrass guitar playing and left a lasting print on the genre.

ROBERT MOOG (Asheville, NC) – Engineering physicist and pioneer of electronic music for more than 50 years. Moog was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, which debuted in 1964 and revolutionized every genre of music.

The Hall has also selected two past inductees who will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Tony Brown and Roberta Flack will be recognized for their lifetime of achievements in the music industry and their massive contributions to American music over several decades.

TONY BROWN (Greensboro, NC) – Grammy award winning record producer and pianist, known primarily for his work in country music. Brown co-founded Universal South Records and is the former President of MCA Records Nashville—a title he held for nearly a decade. Brown produced numerous hits by artist like George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill. He has won seven Academy of Country Music awards, including Producer of the Year, multiple CMA awards, and he has many gold, platinum, and multi-platinum album credits.

ROBERTA FLACK (Black Mountain, NC) – Grammy award winning singer-songwriter who is the only solo artist to win a Grammy for Record of the Year for two consecutive years. Roberta Flack is a humanitarian, mentor, and founded the Roberta Flack School of Music at the Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx, providing an innovative and inspiring music education program to underprivileged students free of charge. She also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.











Tickets: $60 each

All attendees are VIP’s at this years event! Guests will enjoy watching the pre-ceremony Red Carpet arrivals, then the 7:00pm Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC and will feature each inductee’s acceptance of their induction, video presentations, and live performances. A full list of live performances will be released soon! Please note the change for 2021: there will be no pre-ceremony reception.

Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Gem Theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm. All tickets are general seating which includes the main floor and balcony seats. The balcony is only accessed by stairs, no elevators are available. If you need special handicap seating please call the NCMHOF Museum: (704) 934-2320.

 

Have dinner before to the Induction Ceremony! Attendees may make dinner reservations for their guests at Chophouse 101.  Book Your Dinner Reservation For BEFORE the Ceremony Here  Reservations are coordinated by the restaurant.

Cash Bar will be available to all attendees before, during, and after the Induction Ceremony.

Dinner reservations after the Induction Ceremony are based upon availability. You will be contacted if there is availability. Request A Dinner Reservation AFTER the Ceremony Here

 
 
Chophouse 101 Restaurant
101 West Avenue | Kannapolis, NC
(704) 933-2799
Beside the Gem Theatre

Each year, some of our current and past NCMHOF inductees perform live at the ceremony. Full list TBA soon!

Discounted room rates have been provided for Hall of Fame guests by our local partner hotels. A full list of hotels will be available soon.

FAQs:

Who is being inducted as part of the 2020 and 2021 classes?

2020 Inductees: The Briarhoppers, Jermaine Dupri, Michael Mauldin, Charles Whitfield, Donald Lawrence, The Squirrel Nut Zippers.

2021 Inductees: Tony Rice & Robert Moog.

The Hall of Fame is also presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to our past inductees who have achieved a lifetime of success in the music industry. Lifetime Achievement Recipients: Tony Brown & Roberta Flack.

Read more about our inductees: NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org/induction2021

What is an Induction Ceremony?

Our annual Induction Ceremony is a commemorative occasion where music industry professionals, 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 list of performances TBA.

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 an educational, entertaining and historical event that no one will want to miss!

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Guests attending the event should park in the designated areas in the downtown area. Click here for the downtown Kannapolis Parking Map.

What should I wear?

Dress code for all attendees is Black Tie Optional.

Is seating reserved?

No. For the 2021 Induction Ceremony all guests may choose their seats upon arrival.

Will there be concessions at the ceremony?

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

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Cameras are allowed at the red carpet & ceremony. NO smoking at the venues. NO outside food or beverages are allowed. NO pets.

Are the event venues handicap accessible? 

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.

Will there be a meet & greet with the inductees?

This year, due to the health and safety of everyone during this unpredictable time, there are currently no scheduled meet & greet sessions. Inductees are scheduled to attend the Induction Ceremony at the Gem Theatre. If circumstances prevent an inductee from attending, they will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Fame by a representative who will accept the induction on their behalf.

Where is Chophouse 101?

Chophouse 101 is located beside the Gem Theatre within walking distance. They are now accepting reservations exclusively for guests attending the 2021 Induction Ceremony. Chophouse 101 will be open after the Induction Ceremony upon availability. You must have a reservation for a meal. All reservations are coordinated by the restaurant. The cash bar in the restaurant will be open before, during, and after the ceremony for attendees.

What are your COVID policies?

The venue policy along with state & local guidelines, at the time of this event, will be followed. Guests will be highly encouraged to wear masks indoors and event capacity will be reduced to approximately 40%. No testing or proof of vaccination will be required.  All attendees will be asked to practice social distancing.

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. Due to the pandemic, if for any reason the Induction Ceremony and/or Concert events are canceled or if the inductees are not in attendance, there will be no refunds. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked to confirm this information.

By purchasing a ticket to the 2021 Induction Ceremony and/or Concert, 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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Official Sponsors of the 2021 Induction Ceremony

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

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NC Music Hall of Fame Presents Spring Beach Blast in Wilmington



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On Sunday March 24, 2019 The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will present a fundraiser concert titled “Spring Beach Blast” from the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina. Three legends of beach music will perform live.

Doors at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater open at 12 noon with the event starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $30. The price will increase on the day of the event at $35.

Tickets may be purchased online at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame museum. Tickets are also available at both Redix locations in the Wilmington, North Carolina area

The following groups will perform live:

The Chairmen of the Board: With one of Soul Music all-time great group names, 1999 NC Music Hall of Fame inductees The Chairmen of the Board have captivated music lovers for over 50 years with hits such as “Give Me Just A Little More Time” and “Everything’s Tuesday”.

The Embers: 2014 NC Music Hall of Fame Inductees The Embers have solidified their position as music group that have left an impression on beach music lovers for decades. With hits such as “I Love Beach Music” and “Far Away Places”. The Embers have created lasting memories since 1958.

Band Of Oz: 2016 NC Music Hall of Fame Inductees Band of Oz is arguably one of the most successful groups in the East Coast Beach Music scene. With 5 decades of memorable hits such as “Shaggin” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong” which is considered to be the most requested beach songs of all time.

About The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame:

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum is located at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Kannapolis, NC 28081. The Hall of Fame exhibits memorabilia from those who have been inducted into its Hall of Fame.

The individuals or bands inducted into the Hall of Fame are from all types of genres and all areas of the professional music industry including singers, songwriters, music producers, musicians and music industry executives who have roots in North Carolina.

Exhibits tell the musical career of each inductee with the display of their wardrobe pieces, signed albums, award albums, accessories, and more. Inductions at the Hall of Fame are held annually with a celebration event to recognize and honor these legends who have created N.C.’s rich musical heritage.

The Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is located at 1941 Amphitheater Dr Wilmington, NC 28401. See the map below