The nonprofit San Diego Music Hall of Fame, which held its first induction ceremony and concert debut last fall at the Ocean Beach Playhouse, will move to neighboring Newbreak Church on Friday for its second edition.
This year’s winners include jazz saxophone legend Charles McPherson, blues ace Robin Henkel, Americana vocal dynamo Eve Selis, Latin jazz mainstay Bill Caballero, and bluegrass fingerpicking magician and music teacher Walt Richards.
Charismatic blues, rockabilly and boogie-woogie vocal sensation Candye Kane, who died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 54, has also been inducted internationally for the previous two decades.
Performers scheduled for Friday’s induction concert include Henkel, Selis, the band led by Richards Trails & Rails, Angelo Pizarro, Gato Papacitos, the David Sullivan Jazz Group and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees Mark Goffeney and Sue Palmer, who was Kane’s longtime musical partner. Additionally, the Candye Kane Alumni Band – featuring Candye’s son Evan on drums and vocal center Casey Hensley – will reunite for the evening.
Friday’s event will also see the launch of the Dawn Steel Award for Strength. It is named after Dawn Steel, the widow of John Ciccolella, inducted into the San Diego Music Hall of Fame in 2018. The recipient of the award will be announced at Friday’s event.
The San Diego Music Hall of Fame Induction and Concert was created by local singer-songwriter Jefferson Jay. He is also the driving force behind the Athenaeum Acoustic Nights concert series in 11-year-old La Jolla.
“Last year’s (debut) induction and concert were a complete success,” Jay said. “We sold the show – 130 people – and everyone had a great time. It was an incredible experience that made people aware of the positive activities taking place in our community. We’ve set the bar pretty high with a good start and that’s the standard we aim to replicate on Friday. “
Jay hopes to use a portion of the proceeds from Friday’s event to help fund a pilot for “The Hunt for The Holiday Spirit,” an animated musical series whose cast is made up entirely of San Diego actors in need. specials. “The Hunt” was originally performed indoors at a day center in El Cajon each holiday season between 2014 and 2017. Jay directed four episodes and said he wrote 20 more.
Second Annual San Diego Music Hall of Fame Induction and Concert, featuring performances by alumni band Candye Kane, Eve Selis, Robin Henkel, Trails & Rails, Sue Palmer, Mark Goffeney, Angelo Pizarro, Gato Papacitos and The David Sullivan Jazz Group
When: 7 p.m. Friday, October 18
Or: Newbreak Church, 4694 Cape May Ave., Ocean Beach
Tickets: $ 25 to $ 50
In line: sdmhof.com or eventbrite