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Monday, June 2, 2014

Your Guide to the Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame

The Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concert is quickly approaching. Fort Thomas Matters recently told you about this year's event at Tower Park, and today we have even more details about the Hall of Fame festivities. I spoke with Debbie Buckley, the City of Fort Thomas Renaissance Manager and Economic Development Director, and she shared some information about the event.

First of all, this event will be multi-faceted. It features an induction ceremony, concert, and an exhibit at the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum. The museum exhibit is a perfect way for attendees to catch up on the inductees' lives before the ceremony and accompanying concert. At the museum, each of the seven inductees will have storyboards written about their lives. There will also be personal items from each inductee exhibited in the museum. “All seven inductees have an exhibit showing memorabilia from their life's work. Last year's inductees are also shown. We are honored to include so many from Fort Thomas,” said Buckley. You'll definitely want to check out the exhibit before the induction ceremony begins. 

During the induction ceremony, each inductee will be introduced before they are handed the microphone to give their own speeches. Dusty Rhodes is also slated to appear, and speak at the induction ceremony. The concert will feature some outstanding local talent. According to Buckley, the following musicians are scheduled to take the stage: Mickey Foellger and New Lime Band; Former members of Pure Prairie League; Mike Grosser, Scott Sprague, Mike Hodges (Adrian Belew and David Bowie); Betsy Lippett, Ken Bowman, Jerry Gifford, and Bobby Mackey. 

Tower Park was deemed a perfect venue to host the event for a number of reasons. One important reason being that the museum and amphitheater are in close proximity to one another. Another reason being the great amphitheater itself. “Our new amphitheater venue is perfect for a concert of this magnitude. We can comfortably host as many music lovers as care to attend,” said Buckley. 

The event is not just a great way to celebrate local talent, but also the perfect way to welcome Tower Park's summer concert season. “It's a great kick-off to our concert season. It's a rare opportunity to see this kind of talent in one place at one time in a free concert,” said Buckley. 

The Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame begins at 6:00pm on June 5 with the induction ceremony. The concert will take place immediately following the induction ceremony. Also, feel free to come to Tower Park with an appetite. Fort Thomas Pizza will be serving up slices of pizza and drinks throughout the evening. You can find out more information by visiting the City of Fort Thomas website

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