New Ulm, MN was proposed as the site of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame back in 1962 when the idea originated, to honor musicians, both past and present, who have contributed significantly to the Minnesota music scene.
Established with categories reflecting the wide variety of Minnesota’s musical heritage, the founding organization is incorporated and trademarked as the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Inc.
The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame museum is located at 27 North Broadway in New Ulm, MN. Memorabilia of individual musicians and musical groups, as well as photographs of all who have been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame may be seen and appreciated at a nominal fee of $5.
The museum is open every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hours may vary over holiday weeks. If interested in bringing a group outside these hours, contact the museum at (507) 354-7305, or MMHF@newulmtel.net.
Support for MMHF is obtained through membership of business and industry, as well as musicians and music lovers.
The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame hosts an inductee ceremony every fall, which includes a formal dinner and entertainment.
Inductees for 2016 are:
Tonic Sol Fa of Sauk Rapids – a cappella group
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis of Minneapolis – rhythm & blues/pop music
Teddy Bear Band of Richfield – children’s entertainment
Garrison Keillor of St. Paul – storyteller, radio host, comedian
Jerry Kahle of Cologne – variety sideman
Rick Kvam of Rochester – choral director.
The 27th annual induction ceremony and banquet will take place Friday, Nov. 4 beginning at 5 p.m.