The Blues Foundation Announces 2016 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
The Blues Foundations 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced and include five legendary blues performers – John Mayall, Elvin Bishop, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson and The Memphis Jug Band, along with two individuals instrumental in the creation of blues music, five single blues recordings, one blues album and an important piece of blues literature.
The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 4, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 37th Blues Music Awards. With living musicians like Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton, and legends like Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor, the Blues Hall of Fame consists of blues music’s best and brightest stars. The Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony will coincide with the one year anniversary of the opening of the Blues Hall of Fame Museum, also located in Memphis, TN at the home of the Blues Foundation. This state of the art facility celebrates the lives and the music of each Hall of Fame individual as well as the history of the music and the literature produced through the blues timeline. These newest inductees will be added to the museum’s permanent exhibits and interactive displays in conjunction with their induction this May.