Blues Great Taj Mahal to Receive Orpheum Star

Taj Mahal to Receive Star on Orpheum Sidewalk of Stars

Official Installation Ceremony on May 4

The Orpheum Theatre Group and The Blues Foundation are excited to announce that 2009 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Taj Mahal will receive a star on the historic Orpheum Theatre’s sidewalk of stars in a public ceremony on Wednesday, May 4 at 5pm. The ceremony will be followed by the 2022 Blues Hall of Fame Induction that will take place at the Halloran Centre.

“A great honor to be in the company of the best there is,” said Taj Mahal.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and multi-GRAMMY® and Blues Music Award winner, Taj Mahal rose to national prominence with the release of his Columbia album, Taj Mahal (1968), which was highlighted by his modern-day re-workings of vintage tunes. His recordings have featured him on guitar, harmonica, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin, fife, and other of the 20 instruments he plays. Today, audiences continue to be treated to inspiring performances by one of the blues genre’s most eclectic and charismatic performers.

“We look forward to honoring this living legend through inclusion on the Orpheum sidewalk of stars,” said Brett Batterson, President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group. “Taj Mahal has made significant and lasting contributions to the music community at large over the course of his more than 50-year career.

“Taj Mahal is an iconic music legend whose work continues to entertain and uplift people across the globe,” said Judith Black, The Blues Foundation President and CEO. “The Blues Foundation is excited to join the Orpheum in this honor.”

The star installation ceremony will be free and open to the public beginning at 5pm on Wednesday, May 4 on the Main Street side of the Orpheum Theatre.

Blues musician Taj Mahal playing guitar
Image courtesy of The Orpheum

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