KAA-MaCC 9th Anniversary Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KAA-MaCC 9th Anniversary Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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$55 – $100

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The Laureate Center

401 Laureate Way

Kannapolis, NC 28081

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No Refunds

“Celebrating the Birth of an Unfolding Harvest”

About this event

A Night to Remember with KAA-MaCC and Friends

The anniversary celebration commemorates the founding of KAA-MaCC and provides an opportunity to celebrate the distinguished contributions of Cabarrus and Rowan County natives, our supporters, and partners.

The Ninth Anniversary Gala features a “Celebrating the Birth of an Unfolding Harvest” Reception and the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.”

The VIP reception highlights KAA-MaCC supporters and partners, and its collective impact on the local community. The reception commences the celebration and sets the tone for the anniversary gala Hall of Fame Inductions.

The ceremony for the Hall of Fame Inductions is central to collecting and preserving history. Individuals from Cabarrus and Rowan County are recognized for their significant contributions to society (withstanding the test of time) of lasting value and impact in their respective endeavors. 2022 inductees include Willie A. Deese (Business Executive); Willie Jean B. Kennedy (Educator); John Black, Jr. (Educator); Ella Mae Small (Civic /Community Leader); and Ernest G. Brown (Business Executive) will receive Lifetime Achievement awards. The Hall of Fame serves as a historical account of extraordinary accomplishments; while also promoting the sense of community, pride of heritage and the spirit of excellence of Cabarrus and Rowan natives.

  • Information Requests: Jacqueline L. Anthony at info@kaamacc.org or 704.925.1314.
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What is the KAA-MaCC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony?

  • The purpose of the Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor African-American individuals from Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina who excelled in their respective roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to their gift/talent. Recognition of individuals in the Hall of Fame will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community as well as serve as a historical account of the African-American presence in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina.
  • Before the induction ceremony, receptions at the Village Park (VIP) and Laureate Center (general admission) will be held, along with a silent auction. The program includes a guest speaker, a performance by a guest entertainer, introductory videos regarding the honoree’s history, and acceptance of awards by the inductees. Living inductees may be in attendance to accept their induction, whereas deceased inductees will have someone accepting on their behalf.

What is the difference between the VIP Reception/Admission and General Admission tickets?

  • The VIP Reception/Admission ticket ($100) includes the VIP reception for special guests at the Village Park and admission to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Laureate Center. The General Admission ($55) ticket includes admission to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Laureate Center only.

What is the dress code for the event?

  • The Dress Code for all attendees is Black Tie optional.

Is Public Parking available for the event?

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

Should I bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • Tickets can be picked up by using ‘Will Call’ or you can bring your ticket to the event. You must show your ticket(s) upon arrival. Tickets may be scanned at the door, or you may bring your printed ticket, or show your digital ticket on a smartphone.

Is there a meet and greet reception with the inductees?

  • Inductees and special guests are scheduled to attend the VIP Reception at the Village Park only. If inductees cannot attend, they will be honored and inducted into the KAA-MaCC Hall of Fame by a representative who will accept the induction on their behalf.

Is there reserved seating?

  • Yes, seating is reserved for the 9th Anniversary Celebration. All guests will receive their seat assignment upon arrival.

Are the event venues handicap accessible?

  • Both the Village Park and the Laureate Center are ADA compliant.

What is permitted at the event?

The following is permitted for the event at the Laureate Center and/or the Village Park:

  • Cameras are allowed at the VIP (Village Park) and General Admission (Laureate Center) receptions.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Food or beverages are not allowed outside.
  • Only service animals are permitted.

Is there a refund policy?

  • Yes, there is a refund policy. All tickets are nonrefundable, and there are no exceptions for refunds. No rain dates nor substitutes for tickets are available for this event. If for any reason, the induction ceremony is canceled, or if the inductees are not in attendance, there will not be refunds. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked to confirm this information.

How can I contact KAA-MaCC for questions and/or concerns?

  • You can contact KAA-MaCC via email (info@kaa-macc.org) or telephone (704.925.1314).

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