Godfather of Northwest Blues: Bill Rhoades

Not everyone considers how to bend a note or do a trill on a harmonica. Bill Rhoades admits you can’t really “teach” someone how to play. It comes from the inside and at the beginning, it comes from just making noise. That’s the secret sauce on how to start playing. Take a look at our video interview and then listen to the full conversation with Bill. Plenty of tips for every wanna-be. Read more

Reminiscing On Paul Revere & The Raiders

Though Paul Revere & The Raiders had many musical parallels along the road with a band that was having enormous success as well, at the recent 2015 Induction, October 10th, we saw for the first time in decades three former Raiders join together with The Kingsmen to offer up the song they both helped make famous. Video interview with Phil “Fang” Volk and the entire conversation below, for your listening and viewing pleasure. Read more

Brian Foxworth: Side Player Extraordinaire

He is one busy guy because he is known for his ability to step right in and bring beats and the feeling to music at a moment’s notice. Brian is Portland’s go-to drummer. Add to that being a talented vocalist and songwriter AND arranger. Get a taste of Brian’s mad drumming skills and amazing personality in our Induction 2015 video interview, below. Read more

Storm Large: Artist of the Year

When you are born to be an entertainer, it’s not surprising that during the course of the induction ceremony, many of us called Storm “Entertainer of the year”, though she is without a doubt, an Artist. It’s a complete thrill ride to be near her and the energy she exudes. Catch some of that thrill, right here with our video/interview. Read more


The 9th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony and Concert with be held again this year at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday, October 10th at 7pm. The event will honor 9 Oregonians who significantly influenced the world of music from here in Oregon. It is also a benefit for music education in the state of Oregon. Get tickets HERE.


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We Couldn’t Do It Without You

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame is proud to have the following sponsors for the 9th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction.

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August Love Promise Event!

Here is unique opportunity to support the work we do here to support music education and aspiring young musicians. Carr Subaru is donating a percentage of all sales to OMOF during their Love Promise Event.  Read more

2015 Inductees Announcement Coming Thursday

Join us Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30 PM at Tony Starlights. 1125 SE Madison, Portland. The Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) will hold a press conference Tuesday, July 14th, 5:30 pm at Tony Starlight’s to announce the 2015 Inductees. Read more

OMHOF T-Shirts on KGON’s Portland Perks!


With a purchase of an OMHOF T-shirt, you will be helping support music education in the state of Oregon

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$10,000 in Scholarships Awarded!


Performance Celebration 5-7pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ Jimmy Mak’s


Oregon Music Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Emily Wu, Juan Valdez, Trevor Johnson and Madison Booth are the recipients of the annual OMHOF College Scholarships. The scholarships, which cover a portion of college tuition costs, will be formally presented to each after their individual performances on the main stage at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland from 5-7pm on April 30, 2015. Aaron Meyer, professional classical crossover Violinist and OMHOF K-8 assembly instructor, and Danny Schauffler, professional Saxophonist with bands such as the “Crazy 8’s” and Portland high school Band Director.

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