Motown Records leads the 2018 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame class of inductees

(Detroit, MI – May 7, 2018) - Motown Records, Sam & Dave, the Drifters, the Chi-Lites and late Detroit jazz legend Marcus Belgrave are among the 2018 honorees for the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, organizer LaMont Robinson announced today.

Also to be inducted this year is Motown legend Brenda Holloway, The Elgins, Peaches & Herb, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Chi-Lites, Ivy (Jo) Hunter, Ken Bell, Richard (Popcorn) Wylie and Clay McMurray.

The 2018 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Weekend induction ceremony will be held June 3rd at the Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Red-carpet will start at 5:00 pm induction ceremony will began @ 6:00 pm. Also today's announcement said the event will be broadcast nationally.

Former Supreme Mary Wilson will host the event, which will include a musical tribute to Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul will also be honored with the hall of fame's Music Icon Award.

(Detroit, MI – May 7, 2018) - Motown Records, Sam & Dave, the Drifters, the Chi-Lites and late Detroit jazz legend Marcus Belgrave are among the 2018 honorees for the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, organizer LaMont Robinson announced today.

Also to be inducted this year is Motown legend Brenda Holloway, The Elgins, Peaches & Herb, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Chi-Lites, Ivy (Jo) Hunter, Ken Bell, Richard (Popcorn) Wylie and Clay McMurray.

The 2018 Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Weekend induction ceremony will be held June 3rd at the Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Red-carpet will start at 5:00 pm induction ceremony will began @ 6:00 pm. Also today's announcement said the event will be broadcast nationally.

Former Supreme Mary Wilson will host the event, which will include a musical tribute to Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul will also be honored with the hall of fame's Music Icon Award.

For now, Robinson's project is a virtual mobile hall of fame. The goal is to build a world class state-of-the-arts 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Detroit within the next 12-24 months.

The annual induction gala has been held in the Detroit area for several years, including last year's ceremony at Music Hall as part of the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend festival.

For tickets information call 313-567-2030 or go to www.rbhalloffame.com

         Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Weekend Events:

  • Friday, June 1, All Day Meet & Greet- Bert's Complex 12-Noon  
  • Saturday, June 2, 6th Annual Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Per-Induction Ceremony Celebrity White Party- Bert's Complex 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 3, 6th Annual Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Red-Carpet 5:00 pm Induction Ceremony Charles H. Wrights Museum 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 3, 6th Annual Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fane After Party Bert's Complex
 
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