Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

News & Notes Archive for 2019

October 19, 2019

Please accept our sincere apologies for a lack of updates recently.  Being a small volunteer organization has its drawbacks at times.  In this case, the web master was unavailable for a while.  We are also experiencing some problems with our web site host.  We are working to overcome these problems.

The twelvth annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is history!  It was a nice day and there was a good turnout.  We had what was probably the best participation in the annual Frank Crawford Memorial Car and Mortocylce Show that we have ever seen.

The Hall of Fame thanks all of the musicians who donated their time, talent and equipment, the Car and Motorcycle Show entrants, the spouses 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.  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.  Our sponsors were very generous to us.  We appreciate every one of them and encourage you to partronize their stores.

We will post photos in the Photo Galleries as soon as we can.

August 5, 2019

The 2019 Picnic & Jam has been scheduled for August 18!  We normally hold the event in September, but there were problems with doing that this year.  It will be held at the Shrine Country Place, the same location as in the past few years.  As in the past, there will also be a car show and we will collect non-perishable items for the local food banks.

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!

March 11, 2019

The 2019 Induction Ceremony is history!  This event continues to grow every year, and this year was the largest one yet.  And the quality matched the quantity.  Good food, a great audience, and music that was some of the best in the Wabash Valley.  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:
    Candlewood Suites
    Dave and Lisa's New Goshen Pub
    Grand Traverse Pie Company
    IHOP Restaurant
    Jimmy Johns
    Kroger North
    Nina Doyle
    Olive Garden
    Red Lobster
    Ricks Smokehouse
    St. Marys Supper Club
    Sams Steakhouse
    Texas Roadhouse
    TGI Fridays
    The Music Shoppe
    West Terre Haute IGA

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

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

Our Opening Act:
    The Coon Holler Kids

January 29, 2019

We are proud to present the Induction Class of 2019:

    Donnie Alexander
    Jackie Lynn Barnes
    Kenny Copper
    Eddie Davis
    Joy Davis
    Judy Dukes
    Steven Fagg
    Terry Gilbert
    David Hopkins
    Daren Krockenberger
    John Nickless
    Dave Peterson
    Jack Shannon
    Ned Tennis
    James Walls

Please come out on March 10 and celebrate their induction with them.  It will be a great party!

January 17, 2019

Be sure to mark your calendars!  The 2019 Induction Ceremony will be held on March 10, 2019, 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 will be available starting on Tuesday, February 5.   Ticket prices remain at $12 per person, which includes your meal.   See one of our Board members or visit The Music Shoppe or Rick Waggoner's State Farm office.  We will have a limited number of tickets at the door.

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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