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02/06/2023 Events



Music Directory

The JB Project

Alternative, Blues, Rock / Pop, Solo Artists
Hole For The Sun

Night Songs

Rock / Pop
Lil Lizzie

Alternative, Classical, Rap / Hip-Hop, Recording Studios, Rock / Pop, Solo Artists
Rewind the Clocks

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Music Organizations



Scholarship Spotlight

Erkan Bertram

2014 Kim & Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

After accepting the RAMI award, I attended and graduated from Union College with a major in Biology and a minor in both Music and Economics. With my degree, I applied and was accepted into the University of Washington, Seattle campus where I am pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA). Thus far I have completed one of two years in the program. Additionally, I am currently interning with the Population Health department at HealthPoint which is a community health center. My project revolves around Transitions of Care and creating a program in which discharged patients from the hospital and emergency room are being provided adequate follow up care and are transitioned back into HealthPoint clinics. 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 @ ramiawards.com.


RAMI Events

32nd RAMI Awards Show

04/21/2023

Tebala Event Center
Rockford, IL


Rockford Guitar Show

09/23/2023

Tebala Event Center


RAMI Awards voting is open until 03/18/2023



31st RAMI Awards Program

31st RAMI Awards

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 @ ramiawards.com

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.