RAMI Musicians Organization Christmas Party Dec. 1

Staff Report

The Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Musicians Organization will hold its Second Annual Christmas Party starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.

Appetizers will be served and music will be performed by RAMI Youth Charity Jam finalist Sarah Griffin and other area musicians.

Memberships may be renewed or purchased at the door — $10 for one year or $15 for two years per person. Venue operators may join at $20 per year. You must be a member to vote in the music and technicians award categories.

Nominations in the music and technicians categories, as well as the People’s Choice Categories, Artist of the Year, Favorite Venue and Favorite Radio Station, Community Service and Lifetime Achievement will be accepted until Dec. 31. Band members/performers may submit their nomination online at www.ramiawards.com.

Important dates

Dec. 31 — Nominations end

Jan. 30, 2012 — Youth Charity Jam applications deadline

Jan. 30, 2012 — Recording nominations deadline

Feb. 25, 2012 — Youth Charity Jam auditions

March 10, 2012 — 14th Annual Spring Benefit

March 17, 2012 — Voting ends

April 14, 2012 — Youth Charity Jam

April 20, 2012 — 21st Annual RAMI Awards Ceremony

Sept. 14, 2012 — First RAMI Golf Play Day

For more details, e-mail missinglinks64@comcast.net or call Dan Eisman at (815) 546-3021.

From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2011, issue

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