VIP admission includes a catered pre-party James Brown Productions Panel at 5 p.m. Brown was perhaps King Records' most commercially successful and widely recognized artist.
General admission tickets include admission to the gala, which starts at 7 p.m., and an afterparty, which begins at 10 p.m. at Memorial Hall.
Local musicians backed by some of Cincinnati's most talented young performers in School of Rock will perform during the evening. There will also be special cameo appearances by former King Records recording artists, family and friends. Artists Henry Glover, Philip Paul, Otis Williams and Bootsy Collins will also receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.
King Records was an iconic record studio that operated out of a warehouse at 1540 Brewster Ave. in Evanston. The city of Cincinnati took ownership of the property in April to preserve it as a historical site.