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08/20/2019 Events

Old Salt Union / Edward David Anderson @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Prime Time Live Band
Classic Rock, Country / Bluegrass, Funk / R&B, Oldies, Rock / Pop

Rat Baxter

Classic Rock, Hard Rock / Metal, Rock / Pop

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RAMI Golf Play Day

Come out for a day of golf, music, food and fun...

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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

Buy, sell, trade your used music and sound equipment...

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29th RAMI Awards Nominations

Nomination for the 29th Annual RAMI Awards are open...

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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 @

2020 RAMI Awards

RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/06/2019

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.

RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 12/08/2019

Anyone may nominate for these categories.

People's Choice Nominees

Artist ot the Year Nominations

Blind Date
Dead Man’s Hand
Flannel Daze
Love & Thunder
Paul Bronson Acoustic Music
Prime Time Live Band
Reckless Redemption
Shifty Shafer
Sunset Strip
The Real Deal

Venue Nominations

Dusty Boots
Hot Rod Nellies
Neighbors Bar and Grill
Oscar's Pub And Grill
Shooters North
Whiskeys Roadhouse

Radio Station Nominations

102.3 The Coyote
96.7 The Eagle
WXRX 104.9FM

Special Event Nominations

Old Settlers Days
Reckless Fest
We Care Rochelle Downtown Block Party

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

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
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