Can't Make it to the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony? Come Hear NC Will Be Live Streaming the Event!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Come Hear North Carolina will livestream the 2019 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Five North Carolinians will be inducted into North Carolina’s center for recognizing, promoting and commemorating our state’s musical heritage. This year’s inductees are:



  • Elizabeth Cotten – Grammy Award winning blues and folk musician born in Carrboro, North Carolina.
  • Merle Watson – Two time Grammy Award winning folk/bluegrass guitarist born in Deep Gap, North Carolina. 
  • Mitch Easter – Producer, musician, and songwriter born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 9th Wonder – Hip-Hop producer, record executive, rapper, and lecturer born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Big Daddy Kane – Grammy Award winning hip-hop recording artist and actor from Wake Forest, North Carolina.


The official induction of the 2019 class will take place between 7:15 and 10:30 p.m. at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, N.C. The Ceremony is open to the public and includes a pre-ceremony reception for VIP ticket holders. The event also includes live performances by North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees. Past inductees Pastor Shirley Caesar and Kellie Pickler will return to the Induction Ceremony as highlight inductees. 

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase here. Watch the induction ceremony below: