August 27, 1990, at the Alpine Valley Music Theater near East Troy,
Wisconsin, Stevie Ray Vaughan was on stage with fellow bluesmen Eric
Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan.
Stevie performed as he always had, as if the song of the moment would be
his last. After a 20-minute rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago" that
closed the show, the world lost
it's most beloved Texas Blues Guitarist.....
September 13, 1991 - Texas Governor Ann Richards signed an official
proclamation naming Stevie's birthday, October 3, "Stevie Ray Vaughan
Day" in the State of Texas.
In 1993, with Mrs. Vaughan's blessing, the annual Stevie Ray Vaughan
Remembrance Ride & Concert was started the event as a way to honor the
life and music of Stevie, and to have all the proceeds S.R.V. Memorial
Scholarship Fund, which was established by Martha Vaughan (Stevie's
The first Sunday in October was chosen to coincide with Stevie's
birthday as a way to celebrate his life. Originally the event was held
at the VFW Post 4477 until it moved to the Bronco Bowl Entertainment
Center in Oak Cliff.
In 2001 the event became officially recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)
(3) tax-exempt non-profit company, along with a board of directors being
appointed. That year, City of Dallas Mayor, Ron Kirk, signed an
official proclamation naming the first Sunday in October "Stevie Ray
After 3 successful years at the Bronco Bowl the venue was sold and the
event moved to Billy Bob's Texas for the 9th Annual event. The next
year, the 10th Annual event which fell on Stevie's 50th birthday, found
it's new home, Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington, TX. In 2016 the event
moved to Gilley's Dallas inside South Side Ballroom in Dallas, TX.
Combining national headlining bands along with regional and local
talent, the S.R.V. Remembrance Ride & Concert has become a family
friendly event for
motorcycle enthusiasts and music fans that come
together every year to remember a Texas Legend.
Raffle tickets $5 each, Need not be present to win
Ticket will be drawn 10/2/16 @ South Side Ballroom
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