Rockford Area Music Industry

Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc.
Rockford Illinois

Supporting local area music through events, scholarships and music education programs.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 25th Annual RAMI Awards
Gary Wilmer Memorial Scholarship: Emily Ahrens
Kim & Ruth MacClosky Scholarship: Isaac Leka
RAMI Young Artist Music Scholarship: Sarah Pearl Anderson, Gabe Roethle, & Sinecio Morales

RAMI Outstanding Achievement Award:  Mo Pitney & The Color Morale
Hall of Fame Inductees: AudioDrive, Escape', and 'Jonny B' McDowell

In Memorium: Cammi Weber & Don Zimmerman
Coimmunity Service Award: Steve Summers

Acoustic Rock/Folk - Minimal
Acoustic Rock/Folk - Originals - Curt Lewis
Album of the Year - Taboo Blah Blah – Junkyard Greenhouse
Blues - Lizzi Neal Band
Christian/Gospel - Tania Nicholson
Composer - Huguenin – Holding On
Composer - Taboo Blah Blah – Harold & Maude
Country/Bluegrass - Jaime Campbell & the Redneck Romeos
Country/Bluegrass - Olivia Dvorak
DJ - Jason Mendeloff
Female Lead Vocalist - Melissa Ridgeway - Sweet Lucy
Funk/R&B - Can't Touch This
Hard Rock/Metal - Pulse 18
Hard Rock/Metal - Original - On My Six
Indie/Alternative - Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Jazz - Frank Calvagna
Latino - Dragones
Lighting Technician - Laura Walton
Live Sound Engineer - Russ Kutak
Male Lead Vocalist - Miles Nielsen - Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Male Lead Vocalist - Scotty Van Blazen - Sunset Strip
Oldies - Shifty Shafer
People's Choice - Artist of the Year - Desolation Row
People's Choice - Radio Station - 96.7 The Eagle
People's Choice - Special Event - Phantom Regiment Show of Shows
People's Choice - Venue - Whiskey's Roadhouse
Pop - Sweet Lucy
Rap/Hip Hop - Artoffact & Uno
Rap/Hip Hop - Xen
Recording Studio - The Midwest Sound
Song of the Year - Huguenin – Holding On
Stage Hand/Rigger - Jaime Veldman
Stage Manager - Jay Samp
Studio Sound Engineer - Mossy Vaughn
Tribute Band - Sunset Strip


Sarah Anderson Receives a RAMI Young Music Scholarship to the Music Academy in Rockford

The RAMI's presented a RAMI Young Artist Music Scholarship to the Music Academy in Rockford to Sarah Pearl Anderson. 

Sarah was born deaf in an orphanage in China.  After coming to Rockford to live with her adoptive family, a local doctor donated his services to perform surgery on Sarah when she was a toddler that restored her hearing.  Her doctor recommended Sarah to the Music Academy believing that learning the violin would help her refine her hearing and speech skills.  

The RAMI's are honored to help be a part of Sarah’s future music education and have awarded her the scholarship to help cover the cost of a year of tuition at the Music Academy.  In the spirit of the founder of the RAMI’s, Gary Wilmer, the RAMI’s continue to strive to support music scholarship and education programs in the Rockford and surrounding area.  For more information on RAMI programs.

Tracy Silverman
2010 Outstanding Achievement Winner

The RAMI Organization

Each year the RAMI organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship and to promote the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony which is held in April each year. The RAMI Awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of groups and individuals who have involvement in the local music community. Other events include a benefit, held in March each year, featuring some of the premier retro/pop bands in the area.

Upcoming RAMI Events
Rockford Guitar Show & Music Expo
Tebala Event Center
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