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10/01/2020 Events

Music Directory

The Groove Hotel

Tania Nicholson Music Ministry

Paul Bronson Acoustic Music

Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Progressive, Solo Artists
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Music Organizations

29th Annual RAMI Awards


Round One Nominations

First round nominations are open through October 23rd, 2020...

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Jim Brickman supports the Coronado Performing Arts Center with Comfort & Joy at Home Live

Jim Brickman is donating to theaters across the US this holiday season by performing virtual concerts complete with Interactive Zoom Rooms, Meet & Greets and Christmas Gifts delivered to your door...

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Scholarship Spotlight

Michael Ahrens

2020 Kim & Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

I have attended music camps since the 5th grade every year which include multiple camps every summer at the Phantom Regiment, UW Madison, UW Green Bay, and in 8th grade I auditioned for and was one of 12trumpeters to attend Interlochen's summer trumpet camp. In addition, I have studied under the principal trumpeter for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra up until my graduation from high school in May 2019. I took Jazz band for four years at Hononegah High School and Wind Ensemble - in addition to Jazz - my Senior year. In addition to playing trumpet, I also play the fluegelhorn and have included solos for both instruments.  

I was selected for ILMEA every year since 7th grade except my Sophomore year of high school. 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

2021 RAMI Awards

RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/23/2020

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.

RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 10/23/2020

Anyone may nominate for these categories.

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.