Bret Michaels' acceptance speech
Congratulations to the first SIX members of the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame!
Rikki Rockett (drummer of Poison) expresses his thanks on behalf of Poison (formerly Paris)!
A. A(n) musician/band/entity (born in, from, or lived in [for a significant amount of time] Central Pennsylvania) that has “made it” on a national scale.
B. A(n) musician/band/entity must have dominated the local music scene in their respective genre for approximately ten (10) years.
C. A(n) musician/band/entity must have made a lasting impact on the local music scene.
“Entity” can be defined as any venue owner/manager, music photographer, blogger, teacher, instrument shop owner, disc jockey, booking agent, recording studio owner, sound tech/engineer, producer, or anyone else who supports local music and is deemed “eligible” by the Board.
A. Two (2) members of the Board of Directors will simultaneously serve as “A Screening Committee.” The duty of the Screening Committee shall be to prepare a ballot listing in alphabetical order of eligible candidates and to ensure that the integrity of the voting process is fair and maintained.
B. An elector will vote for any number of candidates (that are on the ballot) that he/she deems worthy of election. Write-in votes are not permitted. Write-ins must be submitted formally in advance as nominations.
C. Nominations may be formally submitted by anyone (Board Member, fan, musician, layperson, etc.) in advance of the formal voting process. The Screening Committee will include all nominations – that meet the eligibility criteria set forth – on the official ballot.
D. Any candidate receiving votes on seventy-five percent (75%) of the ballots cast shall be elected to membership in the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame.