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!

Announcements

As of October 1st, “Voice Your Choice” voting for 2021 induction has begun. KSMHOF members in good standing as well as previous inductees with valid email addresses on file will be receiving ballots.
INSTRUCTIONS: You may vote for a total of up to ten potential inductees, or as few as one. They may be chosen from those on the ballot, or you may “write in” as many as two others, as long as they meet the criteria for induction. All votes must be received by midnight on Friday, January 1, 2021. Email your votes to ksmhof@gmail.com or mail them to Kansas Music Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 189, Beloit, KS 67420. Please include your name, phone number and email address in case there are any questions about your vote. The 2021 inductees will be announced shortly after the above deadline on the Kansas Music Hall of Fame Facebook page, and here on our website. The date of the 2021 induction ceremony, either online or live, will also be announced at that time.

The list of those being voted on this year include:
Alferd Packer Memorial String Band – Lawrence
Ted Anderson – Kansas City
Ric Averill – Lawrence
Banshee – Kansas City
Boko Maru – Kansas City
Gary Charleson – Kansas City
Calvin Coolidge – Kansas City
Dana Cooper – Kansas City
Crosswind – Manhattan
Dixie Cadillacs – Kansas City
The Euphoria Stringband – Lawrence
The Fantabulous Jags – Wellington
Fast Break – Lawrence
Jimmy Gallager – Kansas City
Get Smart – Lawrence
Wendell Hall – St. George
Chip Hardy – Scott City
Frankie Kay – Kansas City
Arnie Johnston – Lawrence
Freedy Johnston – Kinsley
Stanton Kessler – Kansas City
Bob Marriott and the Continentals featuring Chuck Vallant – Osawatomie/Ottawa
Jon E. Miller – Newton
Bennie Moten – Kansas City
The Prophets – Paradise
Ricky Dean Sinatra – Lawrence
The Rockin’ Continentals -Topeka
The Scamps – Kansas City
The Shyster Mountain Gang – Topeka
Greg Skaff – Wichita
Malcom Smith – Garden City
Son Venezuela – Lawrence
Carol Spears – Lawrence
Morey Sullivan -Topeka
Switch – Dodge City
Tony Teebo – Fort Scott
The Thingies -Topeka
The Upside Dawne – Lawrence
Kelly Werts – Junction City
Anne Wilson – Wichita
Lee Wright – St. John
The XL’S – Parsons

If you are not a member, join today and vote! If you are a member, vote!

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.