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NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be aired

KANNAPOLIS — The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s star studded induction ceremony event, held in Kannapolis on Oct. 20, will be aired on the NC Channel on Nov. 1st at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. The ceremony honored North Carolina’s greatest music legends from multiple genres. The 2016 inductees included: The Avett Brothers, Band of Oz, Chuck Brown, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Percy Heath, David Holt, Kellie Pickler, and Ron Tyson. 

The evening included a VIP Cocktail Reception, Induction Ceremony with live performances and an afterparty at the Hall of Fame Museum. The highlight of the evening was live performances by many of the inductees. The surprise appearance and performance of Rhiannon Giddens & Justin Robinson’s left attendees stomping their feet to roots fiddle tunes. The Avett Brothers “mini concert” included their newest hit “Ain’t No Man” along with their heartfelt “Salvation Song”. David Holt & Josh Goforth performed folk tunes originating from the mountains of NC and Chairmen of the Board entertained with their iconic hits including “Give Me Just a Little More Time”. Band of Oz closed the ceremony with their iconic song “Ocean Boulevard”, and “Over the Rainbow” sung by Big John Thompson. 

New exhibits for the 2016 inductees are now available for viewing at the Hall of Fame museum. 200+ individual pieces have been added. Some of those pieces on exhibit include: Temptations outfit worn by Ron Tyson, Kellie Pickler’s Sonic Drive-In uniform she wore before her fame, Grammy nomination medal from Rhiannon Giddens, Chuck Brown’s boots, and guitar & hand written lyrics from Seth Avett.

Museum admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum is located at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org

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