Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2018-04-27T21:47:33+00:00

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Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Halloran Centre at The Orpheum

5:30pm: Cocktail reception
6:30pm: Induction Ceremony
$75 per person

Join us in celebration as we honor this year’s inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame, selected for their lifetime contributions to blues. The ceremony will include testimonials, video clips, and acceptance speeches.

The 2018 Class of Inductees are:

The Aces, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Sam Lay, Mamie Smith, and Roebuck “Pops” Staples

Individuals: Business, Production, Media, or Academic
Al Benson

Classics of Blues Literature:
I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy by Bob Riesman

Classics of Blues Recording: Album
Blues Is King by B.B. King (ABC/Bluesway, 1967)

Classics of Blues Recording: Single
“Cross Cut Saw” by Albert King (Stax, 1966)
“Green Onions” by Booker T. & the MG’s (Stax/Volt 1962)
“I’m A Man” by Bo Diddley (Checker, 1955)
“Roll ‘Em Pete” by Joe Turner (Vocalion, 1938)
“See See Rider Blues” by Ma Rainey (Paramount, 1924)