Memphis Music Hall of Fame gets TV special on Circle Network

A television special celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame will have its public “world premiere” March 22 at the Orpheum’s Halloran Center.

Set to air at 7 pm March 31 on Circle, a cable network that specializes in music and lifestyle programs, the hour-long “Memphis Music Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Celebration” will essentially function as “a national TV commercial promoting the city of Memphis and our city’s roster of musicians, who shook the planet and placed our region on the world map,” said John Doyle, executive director of the Hall of Fame, located at 126 Beale, and its nearby sister institution, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

Produced by Memphis-based Spotlight Productions, the television special will feature clips and performances featuring such Hall of Fame honorees and attendees as Jerry Lee Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Keith Richards and John Prine.

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In a statement, Evan Haiman, senior vice president of content for Circle Network, said the Memphis Music Hall of Fame special “reinforces Circle’s commitment to sharing the stories, amazing performances and events within the music industry.” He compared the special to past Circle broadcasts focusing on the Grand Ole Opry and the Farm Aid benefit concerts.

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