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Marquette County, MI – Marquette Music Scene has announced the 2018 Inductees for the Marquette Area Music Hall of Fame. 

The 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony to the Hall takes place Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Red Room of the Upper Peninsula Masonic Center.

According to a press release, this past year’s open nomination process produced ‘an incredible list of legendary local musicians, innovators and influencers.’

A panel of local music experts narrowed down the nominations to the of inductees below.

The 2018 Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take over the Upper Peninsula Masonic Center’s Red Room from the 25th Annual Outback Art Fair at 6:00 pm on November 24, for an incredible evening of live music, presentations, a silent auction, libations from Ishpeming’s Cognition Brewery, and the night will close out with, an always classic, Marquette Music Scene impromptu live jam.
 
Admission to the Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony is only a suggested donation of $5.  You can give more or you can give less, most importantly we hope you come out celebrate, with us, some of Marquette’s unique and prolific music history!  The Marquette Area Music Hall of Fame is located on the west wall of the lower level of the Masonic Square Mall in Marquette.

The Inductees:
 
Elmer Aho  – Radio Personality/Singer-Songwriter/Country-Folk Musician

George Bengtson*  – Keyboard/Brass

Dave Dausey – Promoter/Manager/Technician/Drums

Lane Dawson*  – Radio Personality/Country Musician/Promoter

Jesse DeCaire – Multi-Instrumentalist/Promoter

Jim DeCaire – Guitar/Founder of Da Yoopers

Bill Etten – Multi-instrumentalist

Bill Hart – Multi-instrumentalist/Radio Personality

Wayne Oien*  – Drums/Multi-instrumentalist – World Renowned Snare Drummer Da Yoopers 
 
Special Categories
 
Teacher** – Dave Williams* – Multi-Instrumentalist

Music Mafia $ – Don “Chef” Durley – Lagniappe Cajun-Creole Eatery 

Venue – 10 O’Clock Charlie’s

Music Store – Melody Shop

Rising Star & – Tuesday Jones 

 Venue – 10 O’Clock Charlie’s Music Store – Melody Shop Rising Star& – Tuesday Jones 

 
*Denotes a posthumous induction.

**The teacher designation is awarded to an artist who’s musical achievements merit induction, but is/was also an renowned and respected educator.

$ The Music Mafia Award is given to a local promoter/business owner who is playing a major part in CURRENTLY keeping the Marquette music scene alive.

& Rising Star is awarded to a new (founded within 2 years) artist/band that is making its mark on the current music scene.