North Carolina is brimming with soul and blues and bluegrass and gospel. It is fertile floor for every kind of musical artists and producers who’ve made it huge – each in report gross sales and in contributions to their musical genres.
Most years, the North Carolina Music Corridor of Fame shines a highlight on a brand new set of inductees –North Carolina’s musical movers and shakers deserving of a pink carpet celebration. However the COVID pandemic pressed pause on not solely the festivities, however the NCMGF as effectively.
“It is had a big effect on us,” mentioned the group’s govt director, Veronica Cordle. “We really needed to shut the museum for about seven months.”
Fortunately, the group was eligible for a NC CARES Grant.
The NC CARES Grant is a one-time grant from the North Carolina Arts Council designed to assist stop non-profit organizations, just like the North Carolina Music Corridor of Fame, from shuttering their doorways through the pandemic. They’re made doable because of the assist of North Carolina state legislators. The Cabarrus Arts Council allocates the funds in Cabarrus County, and awarded the NCMHF a $51,876 grant for present and future working prices.
“It’s been extremely vital. Truly important,” mentioned Cordle, of the funds. “The influence (of the COVID pandemic) goes to final for the following 12 months and coming years.”