The Star Player exhibit returns on February 12th at 2:30 pm at the Hall of Fame. This rotating exhibit honors local individuals and their accomplishments in the world of music. The event begins with an interview, and is then followed by an exhibit unveiling. GMANE will be the first achiever of 2019 featured in this exhibit. This event is free to the public.
GMANE’s accomplishments date back to the beginning of the hip hop scene in Alabama, when he created his own music label, and garnered an impressive list of hits almost immediately. In recent years, he’s become one of the most listened to artists from Alabama after one of his collaborations was included on a popular video game soundtrack. He will discuss the origins of hip hop in Alabama, the unique challenges artists in Alabama faced when breaking new ground, what it’s like being featured in a $6 billion entertainment product, and what his current projects are. This will be a free event, open to the public.
The second event brings the powerful, esteemed, and ultra cool Harvey Thompson Trio the the Hall of Fame lobby, February 21st, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the event.
The Harvey Thompson Trio is a talented ensemble featuring Harvey Thompson Sr. of Muscle Shoals Horns fame, and his son Harvey Thompson Jr. The trio will be performing a number of hits that include many anthems of the Shoals area that showcase its iconic music style, which was pioneered in part by the Muscle Shoals Horns. Thompson Sr. is a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Horns and has played with Elton John, B.B. King and Bob Seger. He toured most recently with Lyle Lovett. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Harvey Thompson Jr. has performed or recorded with artists such as Percy Sledge and Dennis LaSelle.
The third event will bring back soulful crowd-pleaser Wade Brown for his second concert at the Hall of Fame on February 26th, at 6:00 pm. The advance ticket price is $15, and $20 on the day of the event.
Wade Brown is a 25 year old singer-songwriter hailing from Huntsville, Alabama. Wade has competed in a number of nationally-broadcast singing competition series, including American Idol, and The Voice. He has fashioned himself after the bygone era of soul singers, evoking timeless artists such as the Temptations. After years of performances met with positive receptions, Wade is now releasing his first full length project, Food at the House Vol 1, in late February, which is a follow up to his recent, hit EP, "Coffee".
Tickets are available at amhof.ticketleap.com and at the front desk of the museum. A special bundle offer of admission to both events is available for $30 until February 21st at 12:00 am.
For more information, call the Alabama Music Hall of Fame at 256-381-4417.
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