23 Sep

Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Celebrates Scholarship Program, Regional Growth and New Lawrenceburg Civic Park Event

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana – The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association (SEIMA) is expanding their 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,” said Brian DeBruler SEIMA board member and owner of the locally based record label, Sol Records. As of April 2019, the group now includes Franklin County in its covered territory. “In the last two years we have made a lot of changes to redefine our role and contributions to the community as a nonprofit organization. We have established a scholarship fund that we will begin awarding in 2020 to high school graduates looking to pursue a career in music, and we are also exploring ways that we can supplement funding to the music programs in schools in each of the 5 counties,” said DeBruler. “As a volunteer organization we are grateful for the tremendous support and contributions we have received from the community over the years and we are focused on reciprocating that investment in our communities’ musical future.”SEIMA is funded entirely by donations and is launching a 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; to 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 happy to be involved”, said DeBruler. The group will be selling commemorative t-shirts in conjunction with the concert at upcoming area events, on their website, and at the show. Proceeds from the shirt sales go directly to the scholarship fund. They are also raffling an acoustic guitar signed by all of the Whiskey City Summer Fest artists. 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. (For information visit the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association website at www.seimusic.org).“Lawrenceburg has always hosted great music events like Music on the River, Fall Fest, and Party in the Park; On behalf of the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association, our hats are off to the efforts of Mayor Mollaun, Pat Krider, Marie Edwards and everyone involved with these events that have done an amazing job over the years. The new stage really takes things to another level. Thanks for supporting local music! ” – Official statement from SEIMA Board.Whiskey City Summer Fest takes place at the brand new Lawrenceburg Civic Park located at 50 Short Street in Lawrenceburg on Saturday July 13th from 3pm – 10:30 pm. The free concert features music by 3 time Grammy Award Winner, Texas blues/rock artist, Delbert McClinton, along with Pure Grain, The Renegades, and the good time Cajun stylings of Robin Lacy and Dezydeco. Food will be available from regional area food trucks lining the street as well as a beer garden. Bring your lawn chairs and come celebrate summertime with great music, awesome food, and good people in Whiskey City USA, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Free Parking in the parking garage entering from Walnut Street.No purchase necessary to win, Free Contest entry sign up will be available at the event on July 13th. Must be present to win.”last_img

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