About Us

Mission

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation was designed to help extend the life-long careers of the inducted vocal groups & qualifying vocalists by paying tribute to the inductees as national music treasures.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame is a 501 c (3) Non-profit Foundation. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame features vocal groups in every genre of music.

Concept

The concept is to induct vocal groups into their unique non-profit Hall of Fame, managed by the inducted artists, their duly appointed peers, industry professionals an elected boards and committees. Thus, the creation of a Vocal Group Hall of Fame Museum as the home for memorabilia and a Clubhouse for the inductees to collectively present and honor the greatest vocalist of all time. Further, the attraction is designed to educate, entertain and enlighten people of all generations around the world of the astounding legacy and music left by the vocal groups of the past, and to pave the way for vocal groups of the future.

This is accomplished by recognizing the inductees as composers, creators, and performers of the music that influenced today’s music culture. The objective of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation is to preserve the historical music, memories, and memorabilia of the greatest vocal groups of all time. Thus, the creation of a Vocal Group Hall of Fame Museum became the home for memorabilia of the inductees to collectively present and a clubhouse to honor the greatest vocal groups and vocalist of all time.

Foundation

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation is a unique and important organization. Founded in January 1997, the foundation was created to honor the greatest vocal groups of the world. The Inductees foundation is operated and governed by the Inducted Artists, Board of Directors, Artist Advisory Board, Induction Committee, Vocal Group Production Committee, and the Truth in Music Committee. It is created to benefit all members of the inducted vocal groups, fans that cherish their music and support the vocal groups’ hall of fame by becoming a supportive member that enjoy the music and honoring the inductees.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame honors these greatest vocal groups of all time, who have achieved worldwide recognition, by way of their recordings, television appearances, and other entertainment media. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the Inductee’s music, perpetuating their legacies, and keeping their music and memory alive for those that have been inspired and attracted to their timeless music brought to the forefront for generations of music lovers to come.

The Harmony Award is presented at the induction ceremonies and award shows. This award honors the original members of the inducted vocal groups that recorded the hit songs that made the music and the vocal group famous. The elected are the nominees most deserving who have contributed most significantly to creating music and social culture of the world by way of their music. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame honors vocal groups dating back to the birth of the recording industry, the beginning of the audio recording and evolves through history to today’s popular music.

The Harmony Award is a lifetime achievement award presented to original, authentic group members, authorized group representatives, or family members of deserving vocal groups for each class inducted. Inductees selected present their music at the Induction Ceremony & Induction shows & events that have been held in a few states throughout our country.

To date, The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame has inducted over two hundred vocal groups of all genre of music in Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, Jazz, Big-Band, Gospel, Barbershop, and Rhythm and Blues and other, into its prestigious Hall of Fame. The Induction Show & Ceremony provide an opportunity for the present and past Inductees to gather, network, mingle and to perform live in unique media presentations that are videotaped and recorded in front of a live audience, preserved on CD ’s, DVD’s, digital program downloads, produced as television and media “Specials/Pod Casts” and other forms of media streams & products.

The Induction Process

The induction process is initiated by the Induction Committee made up of music industry professionals. The foundations, renowned musicologists, recognized DJ’s, record company executives, music collectors, fans and website visitors make their suggestions to the induction committee, candidates for consideration that meet the requirements to be added to the “Qualifiers List”. The Induction Committee then selects from the “Qualifiers List” the most deserving new “Nominees’” to be added to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame ballot as “Nominees” for each class to be inducted.

A ballot of new Nominees is distributed by social media, email, magazine publications, and posted at the Vocal Group Hall of Fame website. Voting privileges are granting to the Induction Committee, Inducted Members, musicologists, recognized DJ’s, record company executives, music collectors, public that join the foundations by membership, fans and website visitors that may cast their votes to elect inductees.

Vocal Group Hall of Fame Museum & Attration

The intent of “The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Museum” is to collect and enshrined memorabilia of over two hundred AND GROWING qualified, nominated, and Inducted Vocal Groups in a one-of-a-kind world-class museum. The Vocal Group Attraction welcome all ages and all walks of life a place to call home to experience and enjoy music, history and obtain insight into the cultural contribution of the greatest vocal groups that have made the music enjoyed around the world. The development of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame attraction (community center, museum, performance venue, restaurant, piano bar, and night club) continues development efforts at its birthplace in Sharon Pennsylvania. Presently there is an ongoing effort to restore the historic Columbia Theatre, an early Warner Brothers theatre built-in 1922.

Discussions continue with several cities and tourist destinations interested in hosting Vocal Group Attractions.  Donations, sponsorships, grants, strategic alliances, and public-private partnerships are welcome and will be considered. Interested parties are encouraged to support the music creators and the preservation of music history by supporting The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation.

You will find a list of Inducted vocal groups and experience a virtual tour of the Vocal Group Museum & Columbia Theatre at the birthplace in Sharon Pennsylvania.
Learn more information about the inner-workings of the “Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation “Truth in Music Bill”, now law in 34 states and other Vocal Group Hall of Fame projects.