Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc., Rockford, IL

Music Calendar

08/19/2017 Events


Nominations for the 27th Annual RAMI Awards

The nomination procedure has changed to include more participation from the membership in choosing nominees and selecting those to be included on the ballot.  Click here to download a summary of the new nomination procedure.
RAMI Nomination Guidelines

Music / Technical Categories
Round One Nominations - 7/1/2017 to 10/14/2017
Round Two Ballot Selections - 11/5/2017 to 12/2/2017
Voting - 2/11/2018 to 3/24/2018

RAMI Members click here to login

Recording Nominations Accepted through January 31, 2018
Click here to download a recording nomination form

Community Service, Lifetime Achievement & People's Choice Nominations are open to the public through 12/2/2017
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

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

Dinner following golf outing:
Timber Pointe Golf Club
5750 Woodstock Road
Poplar Grove, IL 60165

Included in golf fee:
Green fee, golf cart, scramble format, gift bag, skill prizes for men and women, awards, door prizes and dinner

$75.00 per golfer

Sponsorships available:

$380.00  Gold Sponsor:  14" x 22" sign on tee box, Foursome of golf

$240.00  Silver Sponsor:  14" x 22" sign on tee box, Twosome of golf

$125.00  Pin Flag:  Embroidered keepsake regulation pin flag with company logo, band logo, business logo or family name.

$100.00  Hole Sponsor:  14" x 22" sign on tee box.

All RAMI events help fund local area music scholarship and music education programs.  Visit for more information on our events and programs.


Gary Rothmeyer: 815.298.4757
Dan Eisman: 815.546.3021

Rockford Guitar Show & Music Expo

Saturday, November 18th
Giovanni's Convention Center, Rockford, IL
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$5.00 at the door
Vendor tables: $25.00
Click here to purchase table space

The RAMI Organization

Each year the RAMI organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship and to promote the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony which 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. Other events include a benefit, held in March each year, featuring some of the premier retro/pop bands in the area.

RAMI Notes

Upcoming Events

RAMI Golf Play Day
Timber Pointe Golf Club
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Rockford Guitar Show & Music Expo
Giovanni's Convention Center

RAMI Spring Benefit
Tebala Event Center

27th Annual RAMI Awards
Tebala Event Center

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