Georgia Music Hall In Red

As staff at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame in Macon plan for September’s induction ceremony, there’s another small detail on their to-do list: raising $225,000 to keep the doors open after Oct. 27.

“Right now we don’t have sufficient money to keep operating with the integrity and quality that the legacies of our inductees deserve,” executive director Lisa Love told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The museum can’t be self-sustaining in this market.”

The museum, which faces lower revenues and state funding and reportedly can stay open only until the end of the fiscal year should the extra funds come through, the paper said.

Board members are expected to decide whether to close the facility, created in 1979, during an October meeting.

Honorees for the Sept. 19 ceremony include longtime promoter Peter Conlon, Collective Soul, Third Day, singer-songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, music industry pioneer John L. Carson and posthumous inductions for Roy Hamilton, Shakir Stewart and Berry Oakley.