MemphisRocknSoul.orgElvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the legendary artists who have been chosen as the inaugural inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. A total of 25 honorees will be welcomed into the institution at a gala ceremony scheduled for November 29 at Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis. Also being inducted at the event will be Otis Redding, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and The MG's, ZZ Top, The Staple Singers, B.B. King and Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, among others.
The inaugural class of inductees was announced at an event in the city on Tuesday by Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton.
"Every country around the world recognizes Memphis as the epicenter of music," said the mayor. "The establishment of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame will lend focus to this fact, and pay tribute to the musical pioneers and icons whose contributions to our culture and our heritage, both locally and globally, are unequaled."
The Hall of Fame will be administered by the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which is located at the FedExForum entertainment and sports complex. Tickets for the induction ceremony are available now at TicketMaster.com. To check out a complete list of inductees, visit Twitter.com/MemphisMusicHOF.
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