The Purple Room on the Masonic Middle was rocking Saturday evening because the Class of 2019 for the Marquette Music Corridor of Fame was inducted.
Musicians, academics, a venue, a radio station and even a newspaper reporter have been a part of this 12 months’s class, the third set of inductees for the corridor, which is the brainchild of Cindy Engle, who’s founding father of the Marquette Music Scene.
The corridor is Engle’s option to showcase space musicians and others concerned in protecting reside music going sturdy.
The category included The Maynards, a household who has been acting on space phases for greater than 5 many years in addition to Radio X (WUPX-WBKX), Northern Michigan College’s faculty radio station nonetheless going sturdy after 50 years.
Additionally saluted was the Lumberjack Tavern in Huge Bay, a purveyor of reside music for many years.
Music educators honored by induction to the corridor have been Jan Broderson and Dr. Matt Ludwig, each of whom taught within the Marquette Space Public Faculties.
A number of musicians have been honored as effectively from Jim Bellmore of Da Yoopers to Mark “Sycamore” Smith who fronted a wide range of bands.
And the ultimate honoree of the evening was the late Alan “Goofus” Ammesmaki of Negaunee, renown for his assist of all issues charitable and a performer who performed a polka-cello at many sporting occasions and different events.
It was an evening to recollect for the brand new corridor members and for these in attendance on the celebration.
Whereas the genres of music have been different, the message from most inductees was the identical: please assist reside music.
Saturday’s occasion — deliberate by Cindy Engle and Andrew “Bear” Tyler — was a option to do exactly that and we thank them for on a regular basis and energy put into making the corridor induction a night to recollect.
Those that have lived right here all their lives may take with no consideration the wonderful music scene in this space.
However displaying as much as suppot reside music is one thing everybody ought to attempt to do, no less than every now and then.
All of us win when we’ve got nice music out there to us. Please take into account attending a gig, shopping for a obtain or some merchandise to maintain the world alive with the sound of music.