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2015 Hall of Fame Jazz Masters Duke Belaire, George Masso and Bob Petteruti Celebrated in new short from Pete & Buster Films:  Our friends Norm Grant and Tom Shaker have just released a terrific short documenting the inductions of these three living legends into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in the spring of 2015. Enjoy this thumbnail portrait of a trio of the finest musicians in Rhode Island music history: View Video

July 18: The Samaritans RI and The Newport Music Festival present "Bridge to Hope ~ Harmonic Convergence" to benefit SAMSRI Pell Bridge Run More

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RIMHOF is seeking contributions for construction of our museum, development of our musical archive, and to support several local music programs including TUNE IN AND TUNE UP. To donate directly, or purchase some of our products, click here. The Hall is run primarily by volunteer staff so any amount would be greatly appreciated.

2014 Inductees Mark II Short Subject Video

We received a YouTube link to a terrific short subject by our good friends Norm Grant and Tom Shaker at Pete & Buster Films documenting the induction of THE MARK II (Winston Cogswell and Ray Peterson) into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014. View Video & More Info

Vacation Idea named RIMHOF one of the 15 most fascinating museums in the U.S.!  More

Travel Website: 50 States Series: Top Museums Worth Traveling For - The Flipkey Blog More

R.I. Music Hall of Fame is State's Most Fascinating Museum - Providence Journal May 24, 2014


Eight Inducted into Rhode Island Music
Hall of Fame in the Class of 2016

Thanks to everyone who made this year's event a great success.

PAWTUCKET The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday, February 12, announcing its 2016 inductees. Members of the RIMHOF Board of Directors, many past inductees, and fans and family were on hand to welcome the eight new inductees into the Hall of Fame. Inductees include: Greg Abate, Bill Harley, Young Adults, Fabulous Motels, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Richard Walton, Frankie Carle, Carl Henry, Carol Sloane, and Rudy Cheeks. Photo by Keith Fayan.

The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame is a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and preserving the legacy of Rhode Island musicians, educators and industry professional who have made significant contributions to the national and Rhode Island music scene. The Hall will carry out its mission through the annual election of inductees, creation of a museum of artist- and music-related exhibits honoring inductees and commemorating the state's musical legacy, and an online music archive of information about, and audio recordings by, those involved in Rhode Island's past and present music scene.

In addition, the Hall is committed to continuing that legacy by supporting programs and services aimed at promoting and strengthening Rhode Island's current and future music scene and ensuring that music continues to play an important role in the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

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