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Good Karrma

Alternative, Blues, Country / Bluegrass, Jam, Progressive
Shifty Shafer

Classic Rock
Purple Rain

Flannel Daze

Alternative, Hard Rock / Metal, Rock / Pop
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J.R. Sullivan's Hometown Holiday Special


30th Annual RAMI Voting is Open

Voting for the 30th Annual RAMI Awards is now open until March 20th, 2021...

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Scholarship Spotlight

Quinn David Furness

2013 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

After graduating from high school in 2013, I attended the DePaul University School of Music, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. After that, I attended the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, earning a Masters in Education Policy in 2017. From there, I moved from Chicago to Baltimore, where I worked at the Johns Hopkins University in Undergraduate Admissions for 2 years. Recently, I moved back to Chicago to work for my alma mater in the DePaul University College of Law as the Assistant Director of Law Admissions.

While I don't get to play the piano as much as I'd like, in the past couple years I've picked up the guitar, bass, and drums. Read more.

RAMI Organization

The RAMI Organization was created for the purpose of awarding music scholarships to deserving young musicians, to provide financial assistance for the study of music to deserving young musicians, and to present and/or sponsor music education programs and events.

Each year the RAMI Organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship, The RAMI Young Artists Music Scholarship, and to honor the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony 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.

The RAMI Organization has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.

If you would like to become involved in helping us support our music scholarships, music education programs, and sponsored programs/events contact us at ramicommittee @

RAMI Events

Rockford Guitar & Drum Show


Tebala Event Center

RAMI Awards voting is open until 03/20/2021

Our Sponsors

Support the RAMIs

All donations help support RAMI scholarships, music education programs, and RAMI sponsored events.

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @

Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore, any donations to the Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.