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2017 Induction Ceremony

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

2017 Induction Ceremony

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP
INCLUDES: VIP Reception, transportation option to the Induction Ceremony program, Induction Ceremony, Premium VIP Seating, and Program Souvenir book.
Oct 19, 2017 $80.00 $5.39
General-Reserved
INCLUDES: Induction Ceremony
Oct 19, 2017 $35.00 $2.92

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On Thursday, October 19, 2017 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will hold it's 2017 Induction Ceremony in Kannapolis, NC. 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 to you the 2017 Induction Ceremony:

Kannapolis Performing Arts Center (KPAC)

415 East First Street

Kannapolis, NC 28083

 7:15pm - 11:00pm

 

  


 

 About the 2017 Inductees:

 


 Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton of Charlotte, NC is an R&B singer/songwriter known for his rich and soulful voice, which allows him to connect with his listeners. Hamilton says the involvement in the church choir, at a young age, is how he was able to develop the rhythm and resonance in his voice. This experience played a huge role in Mr. Hamilton’s music career leading him to win a Grammy and have 16 other Grammy nominations.

  

Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington from Rockingham, NC gained popularity through Fox’s hit singing competition “American Idol.” Afterwards Covington went on to become the bestselling debut artist of 2007. Covington first took interest in music after seeing blues guitarist Jeff Healey in the movie “Road House.” That along with his love for Elvis among other Rock ‘n’ roll stars Bucky has made a name for himself through his unique style of Rock influenced Country music. 

 

Etta Baker

Etta Baker, from Caldwell County, NC, was a legendary blues guitarist and singer, known for her unique chord playing technique and her hit single “Railroad Bill”. Despite having only started playing professionally at the age of 60, Ms. Baker won a plethora of awards throughout her musical career.

 

Jim Lauderdale - NC Music Hall of Fame

Jim Lauderdale, from Troutman, NC, found success as a songwriter and musician with a collaborative nature that gave him the opportunity to work with a variety of artists within several different genres. Although Lauderdale grew up loving country music this did not stop him from exploring other styles of music, which lead to him building an eclectic playlist that has led to his 29th album release just this past month.

 

Richard Lewis Spencer

Richard Lewis Spencer was born and raised in Wadesboro NC, but later moved to Washington D.C. where he began his musical career with two other artists in Otis Redding’s band, that later, with the addition of two other members, became the very successful R&B/soul group “The Winston’s.” In 1969, Mr. Spencer wrote and sang the Grammy award winning song, “Color Him Father,” which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart. He is also the owner of the famous Amen break featuring a drum solo by G.C. Coleman. There are some who claim that this piece of music helped to launch hip-hop and the electronic subcultures.

 

Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers from Brevard, NC, at their core, are a bluegrass group, but they have had no problems effortlessly walking the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. This mixture of upscale instrumentation and country charisma has garnered them 9 studio albums and a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album since they formed in college at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

The Sensational Nightingales - NC Music Hall of Fame

The Sensational Nightingales, from Durham, NC, are a traditional gospel quartet that reached its peak of popularity in the 1950’s. They performed in Europe for the first time in 1983. The Sensational Nightingales are one of the most beautiful and meaningful treasures of quartet singing and are acclaimed everywhere for their authenticity along with their beautiful voices and rich harmonies. 

 


 

VIP TICKET HOLDERS:

For VIP ticket holders, there will be a VIP Cocktail Reception with inductees 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, guests will move to the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center (KPAC) where the actual Induction Ceremony program will occur. VIP guests will have the option to be escorted by bus to KPAC. 

Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

 

GENERAL-RESERVED TICKET HOLDERS:

Please have your tickets available for entrance and re-entry at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: general reserved seating includes balcony seats which are only accessed by stairs, no elevators are available.

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Special discounted 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: 

Holiday Inn Express Concord/Kannapolis
2491 Wonder Drive Kannapolis, NC 28083
704-743-1080
Book by: Oct. 1st


 VENUE LOCATIONS AND PARKING: 

VIP's: Guests attending the VIP Reception should park at the Kannapolis City Hall's designated parking areas. There are also VIP parking areas at KPAC, which are reserved for VIP's only and located in front of the KPAC entrance. VIP's will have the option to be transported by bus between the VIP Reception and KPAC venues. Guests being transported by bus will be returned to the City Hall after the Induction Ceremony. VIP's should indicate their choice of transportation at the time of purchasing their tickets.

General Admission: General admission parking is in the rear of Kannapolis Performing Arts Center (KPAC) and along all side streets surrounding KPAC including: 2nd Street, Rose Avenue, & York Ave.

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FAQ's

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.

 

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 transport/parking options getting to the event?

General admission should park in the designated areas at KPAC. VIP's have the option to drive on their own from the VIP Reception to KPAC or to use transportation provided the NCMHOF to move between the two venues.

 

I would like to purchase a VIP ticket; how do I indicate my choice of transportation?

When you purchase your VIP 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 your transportation needs.

 

What should I wear?

Dress code for all attendees is Black Tie Optional.

 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

NO smoking, NO outside food, and NO beverages are allowed at KPAC or the NCMHOF Museum. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at KPAC and the NCMOHF 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 KPAC. KPAC balcony seating is only accessed from stairs. Handicap seating is available on the floor level at KPAC, 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.

 

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

www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

 

Have questions about 2017 Induction Ceremony? Contact North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

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    Kannapolis Performing Arts Center
    415 East First Street
    Kannapolis, NC 28083

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)


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    North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

     

    The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that is funded by generous donors and grants.

    The NC Music Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes, honors, and commemorates musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers from the state of North Carolina. All genres of music are represented in the Hall. The NCMHOF Museum houses memorabilia from NC legends that have made an impact on American Music.

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