WV Music Hall of Fame induction Oct. 15

Special to HNN from a Provided Press Release

Where can you see Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, both West Virginia natives, handling Masters of Ceremony duties in honor of other West Virginia natives who have left indelible marks in the music industry?

At the Oct. 15 WV Music Hall of Fame induction at the WV Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex – that's where! You do not want to miss this fantastic celebration — doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

Join Marshall and Spurlock as they recognize the contributions WV-born artists have made to our country's rich musical tapestry. This year's elite inductees include Kathy Mattea, Connie Smith, Billy Cox (bassist for Jimi Hendrix), drummer extraordinaire Butch Miles, Jack Rollins (“Frosty the Snowman,” “Peter Cottontail” and “Smokey the Bear”), blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary, and Red Clay Ramblers’ co-founder Tommy Thompson. Steel drum innovator Ellie Mannette, who has taught at WVU for two decades, will receive the Hall of Fame's second Spirit Award.

Bill Cosby has taped a video tribute to Butch Miles and Dolly Parton has done the same for Connie Smith, one of her mentors.

Also on hand to present awards and/or to perform include Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie, Charlie McCoy, Tim O’Brien, Marty Stuart, Mollie O’Brien, Col. Bruce Hampton, Larry Groce, Wayne Moss, and the Red Clay Ramblers.

 General admission tickets are $45. VIP/donor tickets are $250 and include admission to the Governor's Reception prior to the show and preferred seating. For more info, call 304-342-4412.

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