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AMEHOF Induction Ceremony 2019 Sold Out

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST

AMEHOF grateful for overwhelming demand for July 2 event

Tickets for the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (set for July 2 at Tempe Center for the Arts) sold out on the day they went on sale, May 1.

“We’re deeply grateful to our friends and supporters for their overwhelming response to the event,” said AMEHOF Vice President Ralph Black, who heads the nonprofit organization’s event committee. “It is gratifying to know that people feel strongly about honoring the achievements of this group of induction nominees.”

Those to be inducted are Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Pistoleros, Dead Hot Workshop, Bob Meighan, Long Wong’s, and Fender Musical Instrument Corporation.

The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (AMEHOF) will hold its 2019 Induction Ceremony for six honorees at Tempe Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 2.

The nominees, many of them fixtures of the historic Mill Avenue rock scene in Tempe, to be inducted are:

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers — Two decades into a career launched in the “Mill Avenue scene” heyday, Roger Clyne is still a force. He and the Peacemakers released “Native Heart” in 2017, continue to tour and do the annual Circus Mexicus festival in Rocky Point.

Pistoleros — Pistoleros are still storming the music scene like they did at Long Wong’s many years ago. They celebrated their 25th anniversary with the album “Silver” on Fervor Records.

Dead Hot Workshop — These guys built their reputation on the 1990s Mill Avenue scene in Tempe, driven as much by lead singer Brent Babb’s lyrics as by their “sandblasted” rock sound.

Bob Meighan — Bob Meighan’s band “became a kind of house band” at the Celebrity Theatre in the 1970s, being a frequent opening act, as one member of the band put it. The group moved to Tucson and became a fixture there for years.

Long Wong’s — This small, defunct venue has long been considered the headquarters of the breakout “Mill Avenue scene” in the 1990s. The Gin Blossoms, Dead Hot Workshop, the Pistoleros, the Refreshments and many others played there.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation — Since 1991, Fender has made its corporate home in Scottsdale. It’s the company that brought the world the Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars and the Jazz and Precision bass guitars. What else needs to be said?

In addition to receiving their induction plaques, the three bands, including former members of RCPM, will perform live that evening. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 7 p.m.

The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, founded in 2002, is an all-volunteer nonprofit, dedicated to preserving and honoring the music and entertainment history of Arizona. AMEHOF’s activities include induction ceremonies, inductee selection and fundraising events to help pay the cost of creating, archiving and maintaining exhibits about our inductees and Arizona entertainment history. At present, AMEHOF is seeking a path to a permanent home for these exhibits as well as placing them in traveling displays at venues across Arizona. Visit

For more information, contact:

Sal Caputo, [email protected]


Tuesday, July 2, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST
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Tempe, AZ United States


Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame
(480) 941-8353

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