From the organization that created the highly-acclaimed New York Music Awards, comes the natural progression of honoring New York music and musicians — The New York Music Hall Of Fame.
The New York Music Awards had a spectacular run from the mid-80’s to the early-90s, when it introduced upcoming or unsigned artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, L. L. Cool J, Vanessa Williams, Joan Osborne, Mary J. Blige, Lenny Kravitz and also honored such NY legends as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Miles Davis, Lou Reed, the Ramones, Bill Graham, Public Enemy, Laura Nyro, Tito Puente and Luther Vandross, who all participated in the star-studded annual event. Publications such as The New York Times, Daily News and New York Post, credited the New York Music Awards with introducing such new music genres as rap and dance music to a mainstream audience.
The purpose of the New York Hall of Fame is simple: To honor the New York legends and the region that nurtured them, and to help nurture the coming generations through mentoring, educational outreach and professional support. The mission is simple as well—to create a first-rate Hall of Fame that will raise money for a series of programs and performances and a major, prominent performance space that will make up for the ongoing attrition of venues in New York City and the metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce that The New York Hall of Fame, will induct its “FOLK MUSIC — CLASS OF 2016, in conjunction with Folk City.