Partners and Sponsors

The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on the generous spirit and actions of its partners, donors, and contributors to realize its mission. 

With the amazing support of the extended music community, the Music Heritage Foundation is proud to demonstrate grassroots efforts can accomplish results to shape a better today and tomorrow by learning and preserving our heritage.  The Music Heritage Foundation hopes to win new , additional and sustained support by showing how far a dollar can go to impact a diverse community of generations, races and background in the discovery and celebration of our music - perhaps Greater Cincinnati's greatest export.  


  • Anonymous Fund of Greater Cincinnati
  • CityBeat
  • CEAs
  • Members
  • Individual Donors
  • Shake It Records
  • Guitar Center
  • Buddy Roger's Music
  • CET

Educational Partners

  • Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • School for Creative & Performing Arts
  • Hamilton County and Cincinnati Public Library
  • Elementz

Creative Partners (list of individuals and companies furthering the mission of the Music Heritage Foundation through donated services and generosity - BEING UPDATED)

  • Neltner Creative
  • All Night Party
  • Brian Powers
  • Lee Hay
  • Lightborne
  • The Camera Department
  • Van Praag Productions
  • Cincinnati State capstone class - Creative Monster
  • MidPoint Music Festival
  • Shake It Records
  • Larry Nager
  • Landman Productions
  • Steven Rosen
  • Mr. Rhythm Man
  • JuddFilms
  • Uncle Dave Lewis

Musical Partners (list of artists who have participated and donated their performances to support the Music Heritage Foundation - BEING UPDATED)

  • Bootsy Collins
  • The Original JB's (and Chuck D, Buckethead, Afrika Bambaata, The Soul Generals and more at the Dec 2007 The James Brown Tribute)
  • Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys
  • The Comet Bluegrass Allstars
  • Legendary King Records session drummer Philip Paul
  • The Hiders
  • Jake Speed & The Freddies
  • DJ Pillow
  • Katie Laur
  • The Kentucky Struts
  • Straw Boss
  • Joey Allcorn
  • Magnolia Mountain
  • The Tammy WhyNots
  • Kelly Thomas & The Fabulous Pickups
  • The Syd Natanists
  • Elliott Ruther Trio
  • Marvin & The Experience
  • Mack West
  • Apryl Reign
  • The Crick Gypsies
  • Ma Crow
  • The Train Kept A-Rollin' Guitar Army Generals Cupp, Wood, Vardiman and Sharrow
  • The Train Kept A-Rollin' Guitar Army
  • Hank Ballard Midnighter Wesley Hargrove
  • Billy Catfish

Music Preservationists (list of musicians, family members and industry professionals who have donated their story to the Music Heritage Foundation for documentation - BEING UPDATED)

  • Otis Williams
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Cass Sterrit
  • Philip Paul
  • Billy Davis
  • Jimmy Railey
  • Bonnie Lou

Families of Cincinnati Music History Makers

  • Bucky Herzog's family
  • Syd Nathan's family
  • Alton Delmore of The Delmore Brothers' daughter
  • Tiny Bradshaw's family