Welcome to the Kansas Music Hall Of Fame

The Kansas Music Hall of Fame was established in August, 2004. The mission of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame is to honor the music, musicians and related institutions that have made a significant contribution to Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area. Our purpose is to recognize those of the past, present and encourage those of the future.

We are excited to introduce the new Kansas Music Hall of Fame website. Thanks to everyone for helping. We will be constantly updating information here and on social media, because we are dedicated to including our members and partners in their personal legacies.

Each year from our Voice Your Choice Membership Kick-Off on July 1, through the first Saturday in December, a vote is held to select next year’s inductees. See News for Nominees list. Click on Become a Member! Select a member/donor category. You will receive an electronic ballot and many other benefits.

We like to make it easy for our members and partners to plan ahead. Monthly sustained contributions help to promote the fiscal responsibility of our organization. You are welcome to participate through our new monthly giving plan. See Become a Member.

Remember, five-percent of all contributions are specified for the Kansas Music Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Fund. See Student Scholarship above.

Thanks for making a musical difference in Kansas!


Due to Gmail security bugs, problems with our Google Docks, COVID- 19 and more, KSMHoF has decided to extend the nomination process to midnight, October 1st, after which the “Voice Your Choice” voting for 2021 will start. You need to be a member in good standing or a previous inductee to vote, but anyone can nominate a possible inductee as long as they meet the criteria for induction (see our website ksmhof.org for more info). Voting will continue until midnight, January 1st. A week or so after that, the KSMHoF will announce the 2021 inductees. Thanks for your support of the KSMHoF.


Due to the current (and foreseeable future) health environment, and concurrent restrictions on social gatherings and crowd size, we will be live streaming a 2020 KSMHoF Virtual Induction Ceremony at 7pm on Saturday, July 25th. It will be a well produced show, like a PBS special or the Grammys (at least that’s what we’re shooting for). All of your favorite inductees will be there. All of the inductees who were planning to perform will. And best of all, it’s free…just like watching TV. All of the inductees are excited about this, and we hope you will be too!


The health and safety of attendees at KS Music Hall Of Fame events are of paramount importance. Given the latest CDC guidelines as of March 15th on public gatherings, the 2020 Induction Ceremony on May 2nd at Liberty Hall will be postponed. It will be rescheduled on a date this summer to be announced. Tickets already purchased will be good for the new date. Reservations previously made at Tru By Hilton or The Doubletree in Lawrence need to be cancelled. Thanks to all for your continued support of The KS Music Hall Of Fame.

2020 Inductees

The voting is over, the KSMHoF board has met, and the results are confirmed. On May 2nd 2020 at Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS, the following will be inducted:

Jay MowBray – Wichita
Terry Swope – KC
Byron Berline – Caldwell
Midnight Flyer – Salina
Crusin’ – Lawrence/Topeka
Donnie Miller – Coffeyville (Bill Lee Award)
Dean Kranzler – Salina (Bob Hapgood Award)
Johnnie Taylor – KC
The Embarrassment – Wichita
Keven Mahogany – KC

The first six inductees listed will perform live on May 2nd.

MowBray and Swope will be inducted separately, but will perform together with their band KC Aces.

A special room rate for the weekend of May 1st and 2nd is available at the Hilton Doubletree, and at Tru by Hilton in Lawrence. Be sure to ask for the KSMHoF discount rate.

As in years past, the free to the public KSMHoF Unplugged event will occur Friday May 1st at the Boulevard Grill in the Doubletree Hotel – 200 McDonald Dr. – Lawrence, KS

Advance ticket sales for the May 2nd ceremonies are available through Ticketmaster or (cash only) at the Liberty Hall ticket office – 644 Massachusetts St. – Lawrence, KS.

Congratulations to all!

Documentary film debut “THIS IS LOVE” at Liberty Hall, 1/15/20

Sinbad, Marsai Martin, George Clinton and Mick Fleetwood “funkumentary” THIS IS LOVE to make Educational and Institutional debut at Liberty Hall, 1/15/20.

[Los Angeles CA] – Having swept the international film festival circuit, winning the Spirit Award at Raindance in London and Best International Documentary in Rome, THIS IS LOVE continues to break film festival records. THIS IS LOVE announces its Educational and Institutional release debut, presented by The Kansas Music Hall of Fame on January 15th 2020 at Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS. Tickets are available at The Liberty Hall Box Office, and LibertyHall.net
Rudy Love is a name you may not know (2011 KSMHoF Inductee), but a voice who has been influencing you whether you know it or not. Echoing the rhythms and heart of an unsung music hero, THIS IS LOVE is a funky and soulful portrait of a legendary artist who turned down fame to make music with his family in Wichita, KS. The documentary, executive produced by Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), who also co-stars, features appearances from comedians Sinbad and Michael Colyar, the king of funk George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), and Hollywood prodigy Marsai Martin (Black-ish). Teeming with social issues of racism and record industry corruption, Rudy Love’s story encapsulates a quintessential struggle of African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and strives to shine light on a historically underrepresented intersection of communities. The film, directed by John Alexander, is produced by Robert Love and JC Guest. Emily Bonavia, Ann Garvey, Susan Houston, and Billboard Award winner Shawn Rhodes are also executive producing.