Barry Fey, Harry Tuft to be inducted to Colorado Music Hall of Fame - Reverb

News: Barry Fey, Harry Tuft heading to the Colorado Museum Hall of Fame

Barry Fey at a recent book signing at Twist & Shout Records in Denver. Photo by Natasha Alexander.

Barry Fey at a recent book signing at Twist & Shout Records in Denver. Photo by Natasha Alexander.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame announced its next two inductees this morning, and storied rock promoter Barry Fey and legendary acoustic music champion Harry Tuft will make up the hall’s second class.

Fey and Tuft lead very different careers, but there were intersecting points along the way — including folk-rock genius Bob Dylan, who has a history with both music pioneers.

Fey and Tuft will be recognized with a Hall of Fame dinner at the Del Ward Athletic Center on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus at 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

“This induction will be a night to remember, with Fey introduced by celebrity veterinarian and comedian doctor Kevin Fitzgerald, and Hot Rize member and etown founder Nick Forster welcoming Tuft,” Chuck Morris, the Hall of Fame’s chairman and a leading promoter in Denver who learned much of the business while working with Fey, said in a statement.

Fey was a powerhouse promoter in the west best known for his work with Led Zeppelin, the Who and later U2. Tuft is a local musician best known for forming the acoustic-centric Denver Folklore Center nearly 50 years ago.

Tickets to the dinner, $75-$175, are on sale now at Pasta Jay’s in Boulder and Lone Tree, Twist & Shout and the Denver Folklore Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hall of Fame, which is located inside the 1stBank Center in Broomfield and benefits the CU School of Music.

The Hall of Fame’s first class included musician John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre earlier this year in mid-April.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.