RAMI Golf Play Day

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

12:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m.  Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m.  Dinner

Timber Pointe Golf Club
5750 Woodstock Road
Poplar Grove, IL 60165

Visit ramiplayday.com to sign up and for more info.


Castaways on the Rock

A fundraiser for the Burpee Museum of Natural History and the RAMIs featuring the Gilligans, Olivia Dvorak & Mike Owens. Come on out for a five-hour tour of food, drinks, and dancing. Enter the costume contest as your favorite Gilligan's Island character or famous pirate and win the $200 prize.

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Food & drinks available for purchase by Franchesco's.

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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Cliffbreaker's Convention Center
700 W. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5.00 at the door
Vendor tables: $50.00 (limited number available)
Visit rockfordguitarshow.com to reserve a table.


RAMI Christmas CD

The RAMIs are seeking song submissions for the 2019 RAMI Christmas CD. We are looking for original Christmas songs done by local artists. For more information on how to submit your song, contact Chip Messiner at pancoomer @ aol.com. 


Nominations for the 28th Annual RAMI Awards Open July 1st

First round nominations for RAMI Organization members are open through September 28th, 2018.  Click here to login to submit your nominations. 

Recording Nominations Accepted through January 31, 2019
Click here to download a recording nomination form

Community Service, Lifetime Achievement & People's Choice Nominations are open to the public through 12/1/2018
Community Service Online Nomination Form
Lifetime Achievement Online Nominatons Form
People's Choice - Artist of the Year Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Radio Station Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Venue Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Special Event Online Nomination Form


Scholarship Spotlight

Brent Blaesing

2018 Kim & Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

My musical journey started when I joined the Rock Valley Children’s Choir at the beginning of middle school. My involvement with the Rock Valley Children’s Choir has permanently altered the course of my life. In my time in RVCC, I have performed alongside many major groups, including Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford, as led by Joel Ross. I have performed multiple times at the Coronado Theatre and at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. Before joining the choir, music was of minute interest to me. Read more.


The RAMI Organization

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 promote 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 RAMIs have awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.

If you would like to become involved in helping us promote support local music and promote music education, contact us at ramicommittee @ ramiawards.com.



RAMI Notes

Upcoming Events

08/27/2018
RAMI Golf Play Day
Timber Pointe Golf Club
5750 Woodstock Road, Poplar Grove

09/01/2018
Castaways on the Rock
featuring the Gilligans and Olivia Dvorak
$20 advance / $25 at the door
5 pm - 10 pm

11/03/2018
Rockford Guitar & Drum Show
Cliffbreakers Conference Center
700 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford


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