Celebrate the King

  • Celebrate the King / Honoring 75 Years of King Records
    August 25th, Memorial Hall

    The King of Them All

    Music historians have often referred to the melding together of Country & Western and Rhythm & Blues as an origin of the American art form known as Rock and Roll. Cincinnati's King Records was the first record label to cross boundaries between these two distinctive musical styles. Between the years 1943 and 1971 Cincinnati's King Records revolutionized the process in which music was recorded, manufactured, distributed and promoted. Nearly 250 hit songs were recorded and more than 150 million records in the Jazz, Country, Bluegrass and Rhythm & Blues fields were manufactured.


  • King Records 75th Logo & Web Invite

  • Our goal is to provide a unique experience by bringing together the King Records community.  We plan to develop awareness, identify and support the fan base and celebrate all the King Records artists and musicians of the first 75 years...and beyond.
    A portion of tickets from the night will help save the building at 1540 Brewster Avenue – the original building of True American Music – and to support the artists and musicians of King Records. 

  • Bootsy Collins Poster Print Illustration

    Celebrate the 75th Year of King Records with Artists, Live Performances, Storytellers, Writers, Videos and Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • King Records 75th Logos and Identity
  • King Records 75th Logo
  • King Records 75th Secondary Mark
  • King Records 75th Secondary Mark
  • Celebrate the King: The Gala on August 25th, 2018 will be a special night for King Records and the City of Cincinnati. With Memorial Hall as the home of the 75th anniversary gala for King Records, we take a look back to remember the inventive talent, the many genres of music created by all different types of artists and musicians from around America creating and leading the charge, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    It will be a night of stories and performances, a gathering of musicians and artists, a reunion of family and friends. We will open the doors for the next generation of King Records fans.
    On this night, we will showcase many King Records voices from Cincinnati and beyond. There will be videos that highlight artists and musicians. There will be many musicians and performances backed by the incredible School of Rock, featuring some of Cincinnati's most talented youth artists with special cameo appearances by King Records recording artists, family and friends. We will also be celebrating four Lifetime Achievement Awards. We highlight these amazing artists here below. We look forward to this magical night, we cannot wait to celebrate and share with you. 

  • Celebrate the King Ticket Sale Web Ad
  • Celebrate the King Ticket Sale Web Ad
  • Celebrate the King Ticket Sale Web Ad
  • Celebrate the King Digital Ads, Bootsy Collins On-Stage Visuals
  • Celebrate the King Digital Ad
  • Celebrate the King Logo
  • King Records Logo B&W
  • King Records 75th Digital Imagery
  • King Records Gala Postcards