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 California 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," promoting California 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