In order by most recent years to the earlier years
June 1952 - Degree from Grunewald School of Music in musical arrangements
Over the years, he performed for festivals, which includes the famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since its beginning in the early 1970s, the French Quarter Festival, private engagements, famous citizens, and foreign visitors. The New Orleans' City Council issued a proclamation making January 23 "TOMMY RIDGLEY DAY" for his musical entertainment and his dedication to the community.
In 1992, completed a European tour where his music is widely accepted.
Received "Honorable Mention" for his album "She Turns Me On," from the committee and chairperson of NAIRD.
Presented with the 1996 Big Easy Award for the "BEST RHYTHM & BLUES ARTIST."
Received the First Annual New Orleans Musical Industry Award for his album "Since The Blues Began," as the "BEST RHYTHM & BLUES ALBUM" by a Louisiana artist as presented by the OffBeat Awards, January 1996.
April 13, 1997 was inducted into the Louisiana Hall Of Fame for his musical accomplishments.
January 6, 1999 presented with "THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD", by OffBeat.
August 1, 1999 presented with "THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD", by the South Louisiana Music Association, along with his brother Sammy Ridgley, Ernie K-Doe, and Aaron Neville.
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