CLASS OF 2016 INDUCTEE
Patti Parks – Parks made her name in recent years with a series of blues recordings. Parks has been recognized as a legendary performer, singer and artist. Some of her biggest contributions, though, have been through the Blues Music Therapy program that Parks, a nurse, has created in order to "give back" to her fans and community. The program uses Blues genre as a vehicle of expression for those struggling with drug dependency or who otherwise are at risk.