Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

'Promoting fellowship and friendship among all musicians of the Wabash Valley'

2018 Hall of Fame News & Notes

May 8, 2018

The 2018 Picnic & Jam has been scheduled for September 9!  It will be held at the Shrine Country Place, the same location as in the past few years.  This event has become one of the premier events for live music in the Wabash Valley, so be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss it!

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is open to the public.  Admission and parking are free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.  Don't miss this event!

May 8, 2018

The Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Mike White (Class of 2011) to the Board, filling the position vacated by Mark Ford.  Be sure to congratulate Mike when you see him.

March 31, 2018

The 2018 Induction Ceremony is over!  This event continues to grow every year.  If you missed it, you missed a great party, so be sure to attend next year!

The Hall of Fame gratefully acknowledges everyone who helped to make this event possible:

Our Host:
Terre Haute Zorah Shrine

Our Sponsors:
    Dave and Lisa's New Goshen Pub
    Dean's Party Mania
    Dever Distributing
    Gerries Italian Restaurant
    Grand Traverse Pie Company
    St. Marys Supper Club
    Sams Steakhouse
    Texas Roadhouse
    The Music Shoppe
    . . . and more!

Our Volunteers:
    Hall of Fame Board of Directors
    Hall of Fame Historian/Photographer Deb Hadley
    Doc Long
    Party Marty
    David Beel
    Curt Hall
    The Food Committee, headed by Kara Anderson

Our Opening Act:
    The Coon Holler Kids

March 8, 2018

We are sorry to announce the resignation of Mark Ford from our Board of Directors.  Mark joined the Board in May, 2009, and served as a Vice-Chair for two years.  Unfortunately, his schedule now prevents him from regularly attending Board meetings and HOF events.  We would like to thank Mark for his many contributions to the Hall, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

January 21, 2018

We are proud to announce the Class of 2018!  The 2018 Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Class is:

    Mark Bennett
    Roy Chapman
    Mark Cook
    Johnny Covault
    Bell Foraker
    Dave Frisse
    Judy Green
    Raymond Haughee
    Chuck Hill
    Richard Morris
    Mark Newburn
    Tommy Lee Padgett
    John "Jack" Shipman
    Sharon Shull
    Ralph L. Stewart
    Jerry Tredinari

Tickets are $12. Visit The Music Shoppe or Rick Waggoner's State Farm Insurance office, or talk to any HOF Board member to purchase your tickets. Please join us to honor these musicians on March 11, 2018.

January 6, 2018

Be sure to mark your calendars!  The 2018 Induction Ceremony will be held on March 11, 2018, at the Zorah Shrine at 420 North 7th Street in Terre Haute, IN.

As always, there will be food, live music, raffles, door prizes, drawings and a silent auction.  As we have done for the past few ceremonies, we will collect canned goods for donation to local food pantries.  Food service will start at noon and the festivities will last until at least 6:00 p.m.

Tickets remain at $12 per person, which includes your meal.  Tickets are not yet available. Watch for an announcement on this site and on our Facebook page when they become available.

A note to our members:  Your Hall of Fame goes far beyond just handing out certificates once a year.  We strive to make a difference in the Wabash Valley.  We promote live music.  We assist the musical efforts of organizations in our community, such as the Boys and Girls Club, local schools, and community bands and orchestras.   We provide assistance to organizations who serve the disadvantaged in our area.  We need our members to support us so that we can carry out this mssion.  This is YOUR Hall of Fame.  Along with the honor of being inducted comes a responsibility to support the organization you joined.  Please attend and participate in our functions.  Help us meet our goals.

A note to our candidates: If you are really interested in becoming a member of the Hall, there's no better way to promote yourself than to attend our events and show the Hall the person behind the questionnaire.   When the Hall has a chance to get to know you and hear you demonstrate your skills, it makes the election process go much smoother.

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