Get to know the 2024 NKY Legends Hall of Fame Inductees

Get to know the 2024 Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall Of Fame inductees that will be honored on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30pm in Tower Park!

STEVE BONAFEL

A 2016 Bluegrass song of the year winner. Played at the Pentagon, White House and many military institutions. Mentor to country superstar Carley Pierce.

CHRIS CUSENTINO

Playing bass and singing for 24 years with several top Bluegrass Bands in the area. The Comet, Northern Kentucky All Stars and currently with The Turkeys.

LARRY B

On the air in the area for over 50 years, mostly with WUBE, the #1Cincinnati country station. He is listed as one of the top 40 all-time area radio personalities.

BOB KNAUF

25 years as The Coral Director of The Cincinnati May Festival. Also, Music Director at Highlands High School and Northern Kentucky University for those years.

GROUP EFFORT STUDIOS

Several A-Listers have used Jeff Monroe’s studio to record, such as Blondie, The Doobie Brothers and Exile, top local musicians, including many NKML inductees.

DOUG HILS

One of the most versatile musicians around. Whenever a top band needs a excellent keyboard, bass or guitar player for extra punch, they call Doug.

TIM LUSBY

Steel player who has played for many top country artists such as Pam Tillis, Tracy Byrd and Daryl Singeltary. He has played on numerous national TV programs.

RICK R MARKSBERRY

A multinstrumentalist who plays fiddle, steel guitar, dobro and banjo since 1972. Two of many bands he was with were Apple Butter Band & Suits that Rock.

JAKE WALZ

A popular entertainer in the area. Plays many different places locally like The Blind Lemon, several vineyards, The Southgate House and The Hall Of Fame jam.

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