2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KANNAPOLIS, NC  August 28, 2014 – On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm.

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony



Clay Aiken – Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC.

Fantasia Barrino– R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC.

Jimmy Capps – Country/Bluegrass guitarist and part of The Grand Ole Opry Staff Band since 1967. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC.

The Embers – Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places”. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC

“Little Eva” – Pop vocalist known for “The Loco-Motion” & “The Turkey Trot”. Born in Belhaven, NC.

Lulu Belle & Scotty –  Country Musicians & Vocalists known as “The Sweethearts of Country Music” in the 1930′s-1940′s. Lulu Belle born in Boone & Scotty born in Spruce Pine, NC.

Talmadge “Tab” Smith – Jazz/R&B Musician & Vocalist who played with Lucky Millinder and Count Basie. Born in Kinston, NC

Link Wray – Rock n’ Roll guitarist and inventor of the power chord. Known for his instrumental hit “Rumble”. Born in Dunn, NC.



Inductions at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame are held annually to honor and commemorate those who have made significant contributions to American music. The Induction Ceremony will be a historical, entertaining, and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers (entertainment provided by NC Music Hall of Fame inductees.) Tickets for this year’s event are also available for purchase at the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum.

Ticket Details


There will be a VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees at the fashionable Restaurant Forty Six, which is next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00pm until 7:00PM. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will walk the red carpet to the Gem Theatre for the Induction Program. Theater Doors open 6:30PM



Theatre doors open at 6:30pm. General seating is first come first served. Concessions will be available. Induction Ceremony program begins 7:15pm.



A block of rooms have been reserved for October 15, 2014 – October 17, 2014 at Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis. The special discounted room rate will be available to all Induction Ceremony attendees. Ask for the NC Music Hall of Fame group rate when booking.

Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis

612 Dickens Place NE
Concord, North Carolina
USA 28025
(704) 793-9700

Click here for our reservations page: Hampton Inn



Gem Theatre

111 West 1st Street

Kannapolis, NC 28081

Restaurant Forty Six

101 West Avenue

Kannapolis, NC 28081



Dress code: Semi-Formal.

Theater doors will open to the public at 6:30PM

Tickets must be shown at the venues.

VIP seating is for VIP’s only and reserved as indicated below.

For information regarding group seating or group pricing please call the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum (704) 934-2320


Please contact the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum at:


109 West A Street

Kannapolis, NC 28081

Phone: (704)-934-2320

Email: info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org