"Stevie Ray Vaughan Day"
proclamation by the
City of Dallas


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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 mother).

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 Vaughan Day".

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.
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