Tickets on sale for 2018 WV Music Hall of Fame Induction

Published 9:05 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Kenova native Smith among inductees

CHARLESTON — Tickets are now on sale for the gala ceremony inducting six artists into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

The event, scheduled for Feb. 10, will take place at the Culture Center at the West Virginia Capitol Complex.

The seventh class of inductees is comprised of rockabilly artist Hasil Adkins, blues musician Frank Hutchison, actress, artist and singer Ann Magnuson, bluegrass duo The Morris Brothers, MC5 guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith, and contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith.

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The ceremony will include performances from the living artists, Smith, a Kenova native, Magnuson and John Morris of the Morris Brothers.

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform for Adkins, who died in 2005.

Legendary punk artist, poet, author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Patti Smith will present and perform for her husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith,” who died in 1994. She will be accompanied by the couple’s daughter, Jesse Smith, and son, Jackson Smith.

Other presenters and acceptors include former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, for The Morris Brothers, Tim O’Brien & Jerry Douglas, for Frank Hutchison, and others to be announced.

The show will be hosted by Tony award-winning actor and Huntington native Michael Cerveris and Wheeling native Mollie O’Brien.

Advance general admission tickets are $75 ($95 at the door). “Preferred Tickets” are $250 each and include admittance to the Friday night Meet and Greet, the Governor’s Reception before the event and the after-show party.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is 7:30. Tickets are available at Taylor Books in Charleston and through the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame web site and the WVHoF office 304-342-4412.

The show will be broadcast live on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting and preserving the rich and lasting contributions West Virginians
have made to all genres of music.