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Northern Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame Inductees To Be Honored

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Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, Kentucky

Behringer-Crawford Museum

A guitarist from King Crimson.  The owner of an allegedly haunted country music nightclub.  The man who wrote “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.  What do these people have in common?  They are a part of Northern Kentucky’s rich musical heritage that will be showcased at Behringer-Crawford Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Northern Kentucky Music Legends” opening at 4 p.m. on June 2, 2013.

“Northern Kentucky Music Legends” highlights artists from Northern Kentucky who have spent more than 20 years sharing their love of music with the public.  Some have become internationally known, while others have made their impact locally.  This exhibit celebrates the people and places that continue to cultivate the region’s profound connection with music.

Bobby Mackey is being inducted into the Northern Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Bobby Mackey

The exhibit is a partnership between BCM, the newly formed Northern Kentucky Music Legend committee, and local musicians, high school band directors, music promoters and producers, with the goal of increasing understanding and awareness of local music.

Rosemary Clooney is being inducted into the Northern Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Rosemary Clooney

The exhibit will kick off at from 4 to 7 p.m, Sunday, June 2, with a ceremony honoring the Hall-of-Fame inaugural inductees:  Adrian Belew, Bob Braun, Rosemary Clooney, Mike Connor, Skeeter Davis, Haven Gillespie, Bobby Mackey, Steve Mendell, Kenny Price, Michael Reilly, Charles Tharp, Gary Winter, and the band Strange Brew.  A reception and tour of the exhibit will follow the induction ceremony.  (Cost is $5 to attend the ceremony.)

I wrote an earlier post about Bobby Mackey and his legacy to our region. Here is a link.

Through the summer, BCM will host additional events associated with the exhibit.  On July 11, inductees Strange Brew and special guests New Lime will perform as part of the Music@BCM concert series.  On August 4, inductees will join together for an “Open Mic Concert” showcasing the talents that make them legends.  And on August 25, local high school students will perform at “Future Music Legends Take the Stage.”

For more information about these events, the exhibit, or the museum, please contact BCM at (859) 491-4003 or info@bcmuseum.org.

Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members; the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, Kentucky Arts Council, ArtsWave, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Hail, Jr. US Bank Foundation.

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