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2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert feat. Radney Foster, Advance Tickets Available Now.

The official Induction and annual awards ceremony will be taking place on Saturday November 2nd 2019 at the Gibson Theater in Batesville. The awards show will feature live performances and a night of story-telling by inductees. This year’s event will feature Nashville artist and hit songwriter Radney Foster. Foster’s career includes thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Charts and 2 Top Ten hits with “Just Call Me Lonesome” 1992, and “Nobody Wins” 1993. His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Jack Ingram. Foster’s longtime sideman and guitarist Eddie Heinzelman(2019 Franklin County inductee) will be performing with him.

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Whiskey City Summer Fest - Scholarship Fundraiser and Guitar Giveaway

SEIMA is excited to announce that we are launching a new scholarship fund raiser and raffle in conjunction with the Whiskey City Summer Fest event at Lawrenceburg Civic Park this summer. We have an incredible commodity in the music of our region, and the City of Lawrenceburg has presented a tremendous opportunity and investment in that with the new Civic Park and stage; not only showcase local music talent, but also by hosting various events attracting more people to downtown Lawrenceburg. Our rich music heritage is cause for celebration and we are proud to be involved. We are selling commemorative t-shirts in conjunction with the concert at upcoming area events, in our store, and at the show. All proceeds from the shirt sales go directly to the scholarship fund. There is also an acoustic guitar signed by all of the Whiskey City Summer Fest artists being raffled off at the event. (No purchase necessary to win, Free Contest entry sign up will be available at the event on July 13th. Must be present to win.) The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced along with the winner of the guitar at the show by Hall of Fame member Jim Helms that evening. The deadline for 2019 Hall of Fame nominations is May 31st. 

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Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Now Includes Franklin County Indiana

The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association is expanding our community outreach and Hall of Fame coverage this year. Since the organization was founded in 2001, it has stood to honor, support, and promote exemplary musical talent from our area including musicians and music educators in Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio, and Switzerland counties, by inducting them annually into the Southeastern Indiana Musicians’ Hall of Fame. We are pleased to announce that we now are including the many talented musicians of Franklin County to be recognized by our organization.

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Music is the Best Medicine

The Gibson Theatre was filled to overflowing Nov. 3 with over 300 supporters who all love music, crave music. They were there for the first Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Hall of Fame ceremony to be held in Batesville after 17 years at the Aurora Farmers Fair.

It was a classy evening reminiscent of the best Grammys shows with a blend of heartfelt introductions and acceptance speeches and three masterful performances, including an amazing acoustic set by Ron Hollowell while attendees found their seats and bought snacks and a powerful closer by former Grascal Jamie Johnson with two Nashville songwriters, wife Susanne Mumpower and Shawn Byrne.

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Hall of Fame Awards Presentation Sold Out!

We are humbled by the outpour of support in the community for this years inductees and the tremendous success of hosting the event at the Gibson Theater in Batesville. A most sincere thank you to Kim Powell and the entire Powell family for your support and all of your help with the event. Thank you to all who came out to the show for supporting local music. Thank you to all of the performers; Ron Hollowell, Josh Brock and Patrick Lynch, Jamie Johnson,

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Hall of Fame Awards Presentation at the Gibson Theater

The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Inc. is proud to announce its 18th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. The 2018 Induction ceremony will take place at the Historic Gibson Theater located at 107 North Main Street in Batesville, IN.  Please join us in a celebration of local music as we welcome in this year’s class of Hall of Fame Inductees along with our 3 2018 Distinguished Inductees, Jim Helms,   Kenzie Bentle & David Kling. Featuring live performances by 3 time Grammy Nominee, local musician, and Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame member, Jamie Johnson from the Grascals performing with Nashville songwriters Susanne Mumpower & Shawn Byrne also with acoustic performances by Ron Hollowell, and Josh Brock from 90 Proof Twang. Doors are at 6pm, ceremony begins at 7pm

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Class of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Well folks the time has come again for the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association to announce our Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. For the first time, we will be honoring three distinguished individuals for their lifetime of contributions to music in Southeastern Indiana Music community. It is with great honor and pleasure pleasure that we are presenting this award and much deserved recognition to Jim Helms, Kenzie Bentle, and David Kling. They have influenced generations of musicians and entertained countless residents of the community not only as performers but as band leaders,

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2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies New Location

As the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association enters its 18th year for inductees, the organization has taken a new direction with regard to their award ceremonies. historically the awards have taken place during the Aurora Farmers Fair on Wednesday nights. "We are grateful to the Aurora Lions and Farmers Fair for their support all of these years, but this year we are going to change things up," says Andy Jackson SEIMA board member.

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Six will be inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame

The 15th annual Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place at the Aurora Farmers Fair Stage 2, Second and Main streets, Aurora, Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., said Vice President Caz Burdette.

The public is invited to the ceremonies.

The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes six inductees:

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