Memphis Music Hall of Fame

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, located in Memphis, Tennessee, honors Memphis musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. The induction ceremony and concert is held each year in Memphis. Since its establishment in 2012, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than 48 individuals or groups. It is administered by the non-profit Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum.[1] In July 2015, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame opened a 'brick and mortar' museum and exhibit hall, which features memorabilia, video interviews, and interactive exhibits.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Address126 S 2nd St
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Coordinates35°08′26″N 90°03′13″W / 35.140437°N 90.053610°W / 35.140437; -90.053610
Public transitBus interchange MATA
Tram interchange  Main Street Line 
Tram interchange  Riverfront Loop 
TypeTheater and museum

History edit

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, created as a tribute to the city's wide-ranging role in the fields of blues, gospel, jazz, R&B, country, rockabilly and hip-hop, was launched on November 29, 2012, featuring an induction ceremony for its first 25 honorees at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.[2]

Each inductee into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame receives the Mike Curb Award, named after songwriter, producer and record company owner, Mike Curb. Annual inductees are selected by a Nominating Committee composed of nationally recognized authors, producers, historians and leaders in the music industry. The number of annual inductees may vary.[3]

On August 1, 2015, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame opened its museum and exhibition hall at 126 S. 2nd Street between the Hard Rock Cafe and Lansky Brothers' Clothier. The museum features memorabilia and other archival materials from nearly all of the 60 inductees.

Inductees edit


2012 edit

Al Green
Elvis Presley

2013 edit

Johnny Cash

2014 edit

2015 edit

Justin Timberlake

2016 edit

2017 edit

2018 edit

Eddie Floyd

2019 edit

2022 edit

Booker T. Jones
Priscilla Presley

2023 edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Gardner, Elysa (November 29, 2012). "Memphis Music Hall of Fame readies to induct 25 legends". USA TODAY. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  2. ^ J. Poet (November 28, 2012). "Memphis Music Hall Of Fame To Salute The Birthplace Of Rock And Roll". Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Induction Process". memphismusichalloffame. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "All Inductees". memphismusichalloffame. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Mehr, Bob. "Justin Timberlake, Sam & Dave among Memphis Music Hall of Fame's class of 2015". The Commercial Appeal. Memphis. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  6. ^ Boyd, Jared. "Tina Turner, Steve Cropper to enter Memphis Music Hall of Fame".
  7. ^ "Memphis Music Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees". WREG Memphis. June 26, 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Memphis Music Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees". Commercial Appeal. November 8, 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2022.

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