History and Goals

By Jesse Harrison on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 8:36am
I have always wanted to do something to honor some of my friends and fellow musicians from Florida and this desire began long ago in 1998! I searched for those of like mind and found some interesting people who wanted to do the same.

In 2007, I was asked to serve on the board of the Florida Music Hall of Fame and build a web site to represent the organization. We had several board meetings. The acting president collected membership fees from an unknown number of people and eventually left Florida and handed off the organization to one of his friends. The efforts made and the money collected seemed to have vanished as far as I can understand.

In 2009, I was asked to serve as president of the Florida Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame by the then secretary and webmaster who filed with the state as a non profit but never paid the fee. This person eventually lost interest and shut down the website. And there again, the funds collected through that website seemed to have vanished as well.

So, as a musician and Florida native, I am still carrying the torch to honor and salute all Florida artists, musicians & entertainers, famous or not, as long as they have made valid contributions in some way to the music industry and have roots in the state of Florida.

The goal remains the same, to hold concerts and induction ceremonies, honoring the obvious and many luminaries of Florida music and recognizing all who deserve the recognition.

We can continue this process first by exibiting and supporting that original website, now found at , http://FLMusicHall.org , http://FloridaMusicHall.org, http://FloridaMusicHall.com, http://FloridaMusiciansHallofFame.com and http://CentralFloridaRockHall.org where all communications should be directed. And by holding all members involved to the highest standards of integrity, I believe we can achieve success! Your support is appreciated, and you are cordially invited to take an active roll.

Sincerely, The Board of Directors, Central Florida Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame, Florida Music Hall of Fame. A Very Special Thanks to all of our supporters!

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