CHARLESTON, WV – Tickets are on sale for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame ninth induction gala, which will be held June 3 at the Culture Center Theatre in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, according to a news release. The ceremony welcomes the ninth class of inductees and will be streamed live throughout West Virginia on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
The 2023 inductees are: revered bluegrass/country musician Buddy Griffin; Fuzzy Haskins & Calvin Simon, founding members of the legendary funk band Parliament-Funkadelic; seminal bluegrass band The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers; world renowned classical pianist Barbara Nissman; and “Boss of the Hammond B-3″ Winston Walls.
The show will be hosted by two notable West Virginia musicians: award-winning country singer/songwriter Lionel Cartwright and 10-time IBMA “Bassist of the Year” Missy Raines.
The house band will again be led by 2008 WV Music Hall of Fame Inductee Charlie McCoy.
Performers will include: Buddy Griffin, Mack Samples, Barbara Nissman, Stix Hooper, Charlie McCoy, Lionel Cartwright, Missy Raines, Tim O’Brien, Russ Hicks, Kount Funkula & The P-Funk Outlawz featuring The Sisthas of Funk, Caesar Frazier, and more T.B.A.
Advance general admission tickets are $75 ($95 at the door). “Preferred Seating” tickets are $250 each and include admittance to the Friday night Governor’s Mansion Reception & Meet ‘n’ Greet with inductees and presenters, and a private after-show party with all performers. All ceremony sponsors receive “preferred seating” tickets to all events.
Tickets are available at Taylor Books in Charleston and through The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame website (www.wvmhof.com) or by calling the office (304-342-4412). Event sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit the Music Hall of Fame’s educational outreach programs.