Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

News & Notes Archive for 2018

September 18, 2018

The elventh annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is history!  Out of the eleven years we have held this event, this is only the second time it has rained.  The annual Car and Mortocylce Show was badly hurt by the rain, but we were able to move all other activities indoors, and had a great time with good food and beverages, and lots of good music.

The Hall of Fame thanks all of the musicians who donated their time, talent and equipment, the few Car and Motorcycle Show entrants who braved the bad weather, the wives and husbands of Board members who worked hard to help us host this event, and all others who contributed to our efforts.

Most of all, we want to thank all of you who attended, especially those who brought canned goods to donate to local food banks.  This year, our donation was split between the Catholic Charities food bank and the 14th and Chestnut food bank.  We can't begin to tell you how much we (and the food banks) appreciate your support.

We send out a special thanks to our sponsors:

    Candlewood Suites
    Champion Awards
    Charlie's Pub
    Coffee Cup
    Crew Carwash
    Dean's Partymania
    Delish Cafe
    Edwards Auto Service
    First Financial Bank
    Headstone Friends
    Joes Garage BBQ
    Main Mix Music Store
    New Goshen Pub
    Saint Mary Supper Club
    Sams Steakhouse
    Terre Haute Bowling Center
    Terry and Leann Wenzel
    Top Gun
    West Vigo IGA
    Wiemuth and Sons

Our sponsors were very generous to us.  We appreciate every one of them and encourage you to partronize their stores.

Photos will be posted in the Photo Galleries soon.

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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