25 August 2017

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame inducts 6 local music legends

Thank you 17 News!
CLICK HERE to be redirected to the video coverage, and original article on the Kern Golden Empire website!
Wednesday night, six music legends were inducted into the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame.
Inductees are Mary Osbourne, Korn, Lawrence Tibett, Susan Raye, Doug Davis and Don Rich.
This group of musicians are among a diverse and enriched part of music history from Bakersfield.
A big crowd was on hand to celebrate the artists and recognize the important role these Bakersfield people have played in the history of music.
This is the second round of inductees to be honored at the hall of fame.
Each inductee’s portrait will adorn the wall of the Bakersfield Hall of Fame.
23 August 2017

August 23, 2017 Induction Ceremony Hosts!

Kim McAbee and Tim Calahan!


Kim McAbee

Kim is among only a handful of women who worked with the legendary Buck Owens. It was when she met keyboard player Jim Shaw at the beginning of her singing career that resulted to her performing with the group and this year celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Buckaroo Band. Kim McAbee has earned her share of recognition. She has been named as ‘Top Female Vocalist’ in Bakersfield and in Los Angeles. Her and her husband Kyle Carter went on to found the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame in hopes performing arts theatre that is designed to nurture and pay homage to the rich music history that is the Bakersfield Music Legacy which has been handed down from the greats






Tim Calahan

Tim Calahan anchors the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts for 23ABC News, covering breaking news. Tim also hosts the weekly segment, ‘Made in Kern County’ highlighting local businesses and products made in our backyard.

22 August 2017

2017 Induction – Special Performances!

We are so excited to announce a couple of our special performers for the 2017 Induction Ceremony!

Inductee Mary Osborne’s children Susan(vocals) and Pete Scaffidi(bass)

Along with:

Jason Theiste (fiddle)





Jan Burnett (fiddle)





Loren Barton (guitar)





Larry Starrh (bass)


18 August 2017

From classical to Korn: Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame honoring inductees in variety of genres

Thank you Susan for a wonderful article we are looking forward to sharing this evening with everyone.

There are only a few tickets left, call 661-864-1701 today to reserve your seat!

Click here for: Article by Susan Scaffidi for the Bakersfield Californian August 17th edition.



09 August 2017

Induction Ceremony: Tickets are going fast!

Tickets to our 2nd Induction Ceremony on August 23, 2017 are going quick! To get yours, CLICK HERE!

There is no doubt that Bakersfield has always been boomin’ with talent! Thats why we feel it is so important to have a facility that will recognize, and honor the people of all different generations and genres, who have worked so hard to put Bakersfield on the musical map. We thank you for your interest and support of the Local Arts, and can’t wait to experience this evening of celebration with all of you!

This years inductees Include:

(to learn more about each inductee click the images below)

To learn more about our Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductees CLICK HERE!

31 July 2017

2017 INDUCTION CEREMONY: Tickets on sale today!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets for an evening to remember at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame!

The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame announces the Induction of six legends in Music

Join us as we celebrate each of these artists who have enriched the history of the Bakersfield Music Community. Share the memories and accomplishments that brought fame, recognition and hope for generations to come.

(click the images to learn more about each Inductee)


12 July 2017

Sing him back home: Merle Haggard gets his Bakersfield post office

“For a man who went from Bakersfield High to San Quentin prison to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a building doesn’t seem like much. But I hope that when people pass by the Merle Haggard Post Office Building in downtown Bakersfield, they will remember an icon of our community, an artist who never backed down, a man whose honesty about his own failings and willingness to pick himself back up inspired music that lifts our spirits and feeds our souls.”

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