Memphis Music Hall of Fame to induct new members in November

Memphis has been one of the most popular music scenes in America for over a century.  B.B King, Elvis, Aretha, Jerry Lee Lewis– the list of the musicians who have put Memphis on the map goes on and on, and they come from all races and backgrounds.  This November, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is getting ready to induct another new class of Memphis musicians, and they want you to join in on the celebration!

More on the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The eighth annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday evening, November 8, returning to the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The names of the 2019 Inductees will be announced this summer, as the roster of world-changing Memphis musicians honored to date exceeds seventy-five legends. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is administered by the non-profit Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

Additionally this year, as the city and county both turn 200 years of age, Hall of Fame Ceremony Week will also feature “Bicentuneial”, an entire week of Memphis Music backward and forward. In addition to the star-studded Induction Ceremony, “Bicentuneial Week” will also include a comprehensive music symposium for students, a series of guest speakers hosted at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum, special museum exhibits, the “Ultimate Memphis Music Trivia Contest” (start studying), and more. In addition to the musical tributes to the 2019 ground-breaking Inductees, the actual Induction Ceremony will also feature an incredible “Bicentuneial Musical Celebration,” a roof-raising medley honoring the legends of Memphis’ musical past, celebrating today’s musicians as well as the Inductees of tomorrow.

Tickets for the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will go on sale following the summer announcement of Inductees. For more information about the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, visit memphismusichalloffame.com.

Want more Memphis music? Check out some of our Bluff City Vibes pieces highlighting local bands and musicians, like Blackwater Trio or Black Cream!

(Source: Memphis Music Hall of Fame via Facebook)