North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony

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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony

A historical event honoring music legends from North Carolina.

When and where

Date and time


Gem Theatre 111 West 1st Street Kannapolis, NC 28081

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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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.


Where can I find out more about the inductees?

Read more about our inductees:

What is an Induction Ceremony?

Our annual Induction Ceremony is a commemorative occasion where music industry professionals who have made a significant 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 2022 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 except service animals.


Are the event venues handicap accessible? 

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.

Will there be a meet & greet with the inductees?

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?

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

Hotel Recommendations

Holiday Inn - 2941 Wonder Drive Northeast, Kannapolis, NC 28083

  • To Book Please Call: (704) 743-1080
  • Request Room Code: NCMHOF
  • $109/night for double queens or king rooms
  • Must Book By: September 20, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites - 612 Dickens Pl NE, Concord, NC 28025

  • To Book Please Call: (704) 793- 9700
  • Request Room Code: HOF (NC Music Hall of Fame)
  • $129/night for double queens or king rooms
  • Must Book By: September 30, 2022

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 for any reason the Induction Ceremony and/or Concert 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.

Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors!

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