Honoring the past and present, while shaping the future of California's music legacy.

Californians have always had a rich and profound impact on the world's music culture and have produced a musical legacy with contributions that have shaped and defined American music; Including pioneers and superstars in almost every genre and every facet of the music industry.


  • To honor the past while shaping the future of California's music legacy
  • To annually honor nominees from all walks of California musical life and across the wide spectrum of musical styles and disciplines
  • To be a repository for awards, artifacts, memorabilia, displays, and information regarding inductees
  • To inspire and encourage current and future generations to explore their own musical potential;
  • To pay tribute to all genres of music and all facets of California music professionals who have influenced the development and perpetuation of California music;
  • To facilitate "Rock The Wish Music Experience"
  • To educate the public about music and provide an information resource regarding California music by means of a variety of dissemination methods
  • To develop and maintain a research center which can trace the history of California music through a comprehensive development of records, photographs, videos, tapes, books, posters, instruments, and other materials
  • To promote Californian women in music
  • To raise funds to establish SoCal Music Hall Of Fame & Museum


When you support the California Music Hall Of Fame, you become a part of the CMHOF community. Your gift supports all aspects of our mission from "Rock The Wish Music Experience, promote women in music, community programming, California Music Hall Of Fame & Museum and more.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” 

- Plato