The Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame presents the 2013 Induction Ceremony & Concert
Save The Date! Sunday April 28, 2013 Come out for a day and night full of music to honor The RI Music Hall of Fame's nine 2013 inductees: Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The Cowsills, Paul Geremia, Eddie Zack & The Hayloft Jamboree, Bobby Hackett, Jimmie Crane, Bill Flanagan, Sissieretta Jones, and George M. Cohan.
ON SALE NOW: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door for the evening ceremony event and $10.00 in advance or at the door for the afternoon ceremony event. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/event.htm starting January 26.
At last year's sold-out induction ceremony and concert event, the public also got to view displays honoring the first eight inductees in the Hall of Fame museum space, located in the hallways of Hope Artiste Village. The 2013 event will see nine more displays unveiled celebrating this year's inductees. Eventually, the museum will hold more than 100 displays as well as assorted Rhode Island music history memorabilia and interactive components for visitors to enjoy.
All proceeds from these annual ceremony events go toward creating the museum displays, acquiring recordings and memorabilia, and digitizing the collection for permanent online access for future generations. All organizational work has been donated by members of the Board Of Directors and a staff of volunteers.
This ongoing initiative," says Rick Bellaire, vice chair of RIMHOF, "provides a great opportunity to not only acknowledge Rhode Island's musical greats and celebrate their achievements, but to finally have an organization whose primary goal is to promote and preserve Rhode Island's rich musical heritage in all its forms. With actual exhibit space, coupled with our online archive, we have in place the tools to curate and showcase the best of Rhode Island's musical artistry."