Our 2016 Induction Ceremony, presented by Gossett Motor Cars, was held on November 3rd at the Memphis Cannon Center and proved to be a huge success. This year’s inductees include bluesman John Lee Hooker, soul singer William Bell, jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, party rocker Sam “The Sham” Samudio, opera singer Marguerite Piazza, and the legendary Hi Rhythm Section. They were honored by such musicians as Cat Power, Snoop Dogg, Jackie Evancho, and Jack Oblivian in what proved to be an event that could only happen in the great city of Memphis.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame aims to pay tribute to those Memphis icons whose enduring contributions to music are still inspiring and influencing people worldwide. Each spring, the MMHOF Nominating Committee goes through a grueling nominating process designed to select those artists and visionaries whose impact on music and pop culture merits recognition. Fortunately, the city of Memphis has a wealth of deserving individuals and groups who are worthy of consideration and the list just keeps growing longer! Stay tuned for the 2017 Hall of Fame class!