National R&B Artists Day

Billboard Magazine (August 17, 1968) announce Bill Cosby will be heading up an R&B Hall of Fame is coming.


The official program cover for the Inaugural Induction Ceremony was held on August 17, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio


The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Ceremony was held on August 17, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio

The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation has created a day called "National R&B Artists Day" celebrating the history of rhythm and blues music and its legends for all the great music over the past 80 years.

Founded in 2022, annually every month of August on the 17th the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation will be promoting and celebrating the music, the artists, and the history. On August 17, 1968, Billboard Magazine announced that a Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame was forthcoming to honor rhythm and blues icons, then 45 years later on August 17th, 2013, the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, hosted its inaugural induction ceremony, Then to the day 54 years later after the Billboard article in 1968, on August 17, 2022, Quitman County, Marks Mississippi announce plans to build a state-of-the-art complex for the great legacy of rhythm and blues and its legends.

On August 17, 1968, Bill Cosby made an announcement in Billboard Magazine that an R&B Hall of Fame was coming for the history of R&B music. So 45 years later on the same date as in Billboard Magazine, the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, hosted its official induction ceremony on August 17, 2013, in the city of Cleveland, Ohio at Cleveland State University. 


Some 9 years later after the first induction ceremony on August 17, 2013, and 54 years after the Billboard Magazine article, the city of Marks, Mississippi in Quitman County, made an announcement on August 17, 2022, that it has partnered with the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation to bring and build the official National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. 


The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation is hoping to get the U.S. Congress to pass a bill to honor R&B music icons annually on August 17th every year.  

Starting August 2023 the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame will host its annual ceremonies in August to honor and celebrate the history of rhythm and blues music and its legends. The goal is to work with the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, to pass a bill to recognize August 17th as "National R&B Artists Day."   

We are asking rhythm and blues music fans all over the world to pass the word around and honor the legacy of rhythm and blues music and the artists annually on  August 17th. 

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National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Foundation

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