by Elke Mermis
The Kansas Music Hall of Fame will hold its 7th annual induction ceremony at Liberty Hall this Saturday, followed by a performance of some of the most lauded acts to come out of Kansas: Bobby Watson, Rudy Love, Riverrock, Jimmy Wilson, Central Standard Time and the Rainmakers. (These performers are also all inductees into the Hall of Fame this year.)
Here's the list:
William "Count" Basie, Kansas City
Central Standard Time, Wichita/Chicago
James Gadson, Kansas City
Rudy Love, Wichita
Pat McJimsey, Wichita
Charlie Parker, Kansas City
Rainmakers, Kansas City
Riverrock, Kansas City
Bobby Watson, Kansas City
Jimmy "Sweet Lips" Wilson, Eudora
Chely Wright, Wellsville
There's also a Directors Award inductee, Garth Fundis of Baldwin City, and a Bob Hapgood Award inductee, Jesse Stone of Atchison.
The 2011 Kansas Music Hall of Fame concert starts at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday night at Liberty Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 -- after fees, they're $46.50 -- and you can snag 'em here.