Induction Ceremony

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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 year, the MMHOF Nominating Committee selects from among those many artists and visionaries whose impact on music and pop culture merits recognition. No city compares to Memphis regarding our wealth of musical talent, a fact proven by the hundreds of legendary groups and individuals whose music placed Memphis on the world map and changed the cultural complexion of the planet forever.

The 10th Anniversary Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday evening, September 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 13 via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. This year’s prestigious Inductees include (alphabetically) Jim Gaines, Grammy-winning producer for such artists as Santana, Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Huey Lewis & The News and others, Fred Ford, blues and jazz musician, producer, educator whose baritone sax fueled hits at both Sun and Stax Records, Booker T. Jones, frontman & keyboardist for Booker T. and The MGs and the architect of the Memphis soul sound, Ronnie Milsap, who recorded at Memphis’ American Sound Studios before rising to become a Grammy-winning country icon, Priscilla Presley, former executor of Elvis Presley Enterprises and global promoter of Memphis music and its King, Billy Lee Riley, musician, songwriter and record producer whose uninhibited hits of the 1950s laid the foundation for the birth of rock ‘n’ roll Mavis Staples, STAX soul legend and musical voice of freedom and peace, and J.M. Van Eaton, the prolific Sun Records drummer who provided percussion on rock ‘n’ roll hits for Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Feathers, Charlie Rich and others.

Each year, new, world-changing inductees are honored at the annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and presented with the Mike Curb Award, or “The Mic,” the official trophy of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, made possible by the Mike Curb Foundation (above being presented to Sam Moore by former Tennessee governer Bill Haslam, presented by Keith Richards, and received by Justin Timberlake) . Handcrafted by Lugar Foundry in Memphis, this 8 pound trophy is now in the homes and studios of over 80 honored inductees, including being displayed at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis.