Prime Time Funk has been the official house band of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame annual awards ceremony in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre since the first induction show in 2012.
The band played with an assortment of artists in the past seven events, including most of last year’s inductees.
This year’s inductees are composer and producer Jack Allocco, Beach Boys guitarist and vocalist Al Jardine, folk singer Christine Lavin, music promoter and Red Creek owner Jeff Springut, and classic rock radio station WCMF-FM. Radio personality Dave Kane will receive a special merit award.
Prime Time Funk will accompany musician Gary Wright on Allocco’s arrangements of his ‘70s hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive.” It will perform hits of The Beach Boys with Jardine, and accompany Orleans lead singer and guitarist John Hall in honoring Springut.
Guided by Prime Time Funk co-founder and RMHF music director James Richmond, the band is preparing for this year’s ceremony on April 28.
Prime Time Funk will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at 8 p.m. on May 11 at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive, Rochester. Head to the Roots with Anthony Siciliano will open the show. Admission is $15 at the door.