Title: Fourth Induction Ceremony
Location: Culture Center Theater Charleston, wv
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Description: We hope you will join us for the WV Music Hall of Fame’s fourth induction ceremony. It will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
This will be another landmark celebration of WV’s ongoing musical legacy, recognizing the contributions WV-born artists have made to our country’s rich, musical tapestry from country, pop and jazz to old time, blues and rock.
This year’s inductees are Kathy Mattea, legendary country singer Connie Smith, longtime Jimi Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, drummer extraordinaire Butch Miles, Jack Rollins (writer of “Frosty the Snowman,” “Peter Cottontail” and “Smokey the Bear”), blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary and Red Clay Ramblers’ co-founder Tommy Thompson. Steel drum innovator Ellie Mannette, who has taught at WVU for two decades, will receive the Hall of Fame’s second spirit Award.
Huntington native Peter “Hollywood Squares” Marshall and filmmaker Morgan “Supersize Me” Spurlock will be this year’s hosts. Bill Cosby has taped a video tribute to Butch Miles and Dolly Parton has done the same for Connie Smith, one of her mentors.
Also on hand to present awards and/or to perform include Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie, Charlie McCoy, Tim O’Brien, Marty Stuart, Mollie O’Brien, Col. Bruce Hampton, Larry Groce, Wayne Moss, and the Red Clay Ramblers.
The event will be filmed by WV Public TV for statewide broadcast November 18, 2011. General admission tickets are $45. Tickets can be purchsaed at Taylor Books or at the door starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the ceremony. VIP/donor tickets are $250 and include admission to the Governor’s Reception prior to the show and preferred seating. For more information, please call 304/342-4412.