The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was founded in January of 1997 to honor the greatest vocal groups of all time who have achieved world-wide recognition by way of their recordings, television appearances and other entertainment media.
The main objective of The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame is to honor vocal groups dating back to the beginning of audio recording, inducting the most deserving, who have contributed most significantly to creating America’s music and to the social culture of the world by way of their music.
The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame is dedicated to preserving the Inductee’s music, perpetuating their legacies and keeping their music and memory alive in the forefront for generations of people to come, and for those that have been inspired and attracted to their timeless music.
To date, The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame has inducted over two hundred vocal groups of all genre of music in Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, Jazz, Big-Band, Gospel, Barbershop and Rhythm and Blues into its prestigious Hall of Fame.
The Harmony Award, which in essence is a lifetime achievement award, is presented to original, authentic group members, authorized representatives or family members for approximately twelve deserving vocal groups for each annual class inducted. Inductees elected are from past decades that present their music at the Induction Ceremony, Induction Shows and events which have been held in a few states throughout our country.
The Induction Show and Ceremony provide an opportunity for the present and past Inductees to perform live in unique media presentations that are videotaped and recorded in front of a live audiences, preserved on CD’s and DVD’s, digital downloads, produced as television “Specials” and other forms of media products.
The induction process is initiated by music industry professionals that make up the Induction Committee. Renowned musicologists, record collectors, Inductees and web site visitors make suggestions of new vocal group candidates to be added to the list of potential inductees known as the “Qualifiers List”.
The Induction Committee then selects from the Qualifiers List the most deserving, qualified vocal groups by who, in their opinion, have met the required standard to be added to the ballot as Vocal Group Hall Of Fame “Nominees”.
A ballot of new Nominees is distributed by mail, email, magazine publications and posted at the Vocal group Hall Of Fame website, granting voting privileges to fans, supporters and website visitors.
The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Museum has collected and enshrined memorabilia of over two hundred qualified, nominated and Inducted vocal group’s in a one-of-a-kind world class museum for all ages and all walks of life to experience and enjoy America’s music, history and may obtain insight into the cultural contribution the greatest vocal groups have made to music around the world.
The development of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame attraction (community center, museum, performance venue, restaurant, piano bar and night club) continues at its birthplace in Sharon Pennsylvania with an effort to restore the historic Columbia theatre, an early Warner Brothers theatre built in 1922.
Discussions and meetings are underway in several cities and tourist destinations in the mid-west and in all corners of the United States. Donation, Sponsorships, Grants, Strategic Alliances and Public Private Partnerships are still needed. Interested parties are encouraged to support America’s Music Creators and the preservation of America’s music by contacting The Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
For a list of Inducted vocal groups, to experience a virtual tour of the birthplace museum, learn more about The Hall of Fame sponsored “Truth in Music Bill”, which is now law in 34 states, or for more information of the inner-workings of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 501c3 non-profit Foundation please visit www.VocalGroup.org