Celebrate the King

Celebrate the King: The Gala on August 25th, 2018, Memorial Hall. Join us as we honor 75 Years of King Records and all the musicians and artists that changed music forever, our very own True American Music created in Cincinnati.

In honoring 75 Years of 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, Henry Glover, Philip Paul, Otis Williams and Bootsy Collins. We look forward to this magical night, we cannot wait to celebrate and share with you.


Ticketing Guide

 What is the difference between “VIP” and “Adult”?

  • Adult Ticket, gets you:
    • Entry to the Celebrate the King Gala at 7pm and access to the after party at 10pm
  • VIP Ticket, gets you:
    • Everything the “Adult Ticket” gets you
    • AND early entry at 5pm to the catered pre-party James Brown Productions Panel
    • If you purchase a VIP ticket in the boxes, one drink ticket is also included.

 How to purchase your tickets:

  • Click the “Purchase Tickets” button to the right
    • Want to choose where you sit? Click on “View Seat Map” button
      • Click on the section you want
      • Click on the seat you want
      • Click Review Your Selections. On the page that pops up, you can choose between Adult and VIP tickets.
      • Click Proceed to checkout when you are happy with the seats selected (or click on Return to the Map if you would like to pick different seats)
      • Why are there two choices?
        • The higher price point is a VIP seat – see above to learn what is included
    • Want to just choose how much you are spending and have us choose the seats for you?
      • Select a price level (Boxes/Orchestra/Lower Balcony/Upper Balcony)
      • Select adult or VIP tickets and enter the number of tickets needed
      • Why are there two choices?
        • The higher price point is a VIP seat – see above to learn what is included
      • Click continue to check out
    • Can’t make the event, but want to show your support? Please consider clicking on the Donation Only button to the right.

The Memorial Hall box office is available to answer any questions you have from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday-Friday at (513)977-8838


Sat, August 25, 2018


5p VIP Panel / 7p Main Gala / 10 p After Party


Box $80 VIP/$50 Adult, Orchestra $65 VIP/$40 Adult, Lower Balcony $55 VIP/$30 Adult, Upper Balcony $45 VIP, $20 Adult

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