The Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was originally conceived following Berks History Center’s second Magical History Tour concert held in August 2014. After two successful years of reunion performances by local musicians and bands from the 1960s and 1970s, BHC wanted to honor and memorialize Berks County’s rich musical history in a way that would go down in the history books. And so the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was born.
On August 15, 2015, BHC held its third annual Magical History Tour event where BHC awarded and inducted 56 Berks County musicians and 9 bands into the Berk County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Our initial inductees were those local musicians who generously donated their time and talent for no compensation at our first two concerts, and helped make those concerts a tremendous success. Following our 2015 concert, Berks History Center created an online People’s Choice poll whereby local musicians could be nominated, by their fans, on the Magical History Tour and Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Facebook pages.
This year we celebrated our 4th Annual Magical History Tour event at the Evergreen German Club on August 20, 2016. We continued our tradition of honoring Berks County’s talented and dedicated musicians with an awards ceremony, inducting the 2016 additions to the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We plan to continue this annual celebration of Berks County’s musical heritage through the Magical History Tour event. In doing so, we will continue to honor deserving local musicians in our growing archive of local talent, the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a permanent exhibit open to the public during regular museum hours. Come celebrate Berks County’s unique musical talents and rich history!
Click here for a current list of Inductees to the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame