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Our Mission

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting and preserving the rich and lasting contributions West Virginians have made to all genres of music.

The Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize the many important musicians who have helped shape the rich spectrum of American music from country, classical and jazz to rock, R&B, gospel and traditional.

The WVMHoF’s mission also includes establishing a permanent facility to house the Hall of Fame and an accompanying museum to exhibit and archive recordings and memorabilia.

The mission of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame:

  • Recognition – inducting important West Virginians. The nominating process for the first round of inductees began in spring, 2007.
  • Education – offering themed displays, curriculum and speakers to schools around the state.
  • Preserving – collecting and preserving existing sound recordings.
  • Collection – collecting and displaying memorabilia.

Objectives include:

  • Educating people about state artists and reinforcing that a career in the arts is both viable and valuable.
  • Presenting lectures, workshops and performances.
  • Creating a catalog of LPs and tapes from West Virginia artists and archiving them in a format that will be easily accessible to the public.
  • Establishing a building fund for a permanent facility which will include a museum and performance hall, a sidewalk of “stars” around the facility and a shop that will feature CDs by state musicians.

We welcome your input and ideas. Please email us with your suggestions at . The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is a tax-exempt corporation; all donations are tax deductible.