RAMI Community Service Page

Community Service Award

Candidates (individual or organization) must be based and actively promoting or performing live music within the designated RAMI area. Recipients will have shown an on-going dedication towards creating a positive impact on the local community through music education, media presentation or entertainment. Particular consideration will be given to those who have directed their efforts to engage those members of our community who are for physical or economic reasons less able to fully participate in Rockford's rich, music scene.

1996 - Moonlight Jazz Orchestra
1997 - First Night Rockford
1998 - Rockford College Music Academy
1999 - Gordy & Mary Ann Smith
2000 - Mendelssohn Club
2001 - Friends of the Coronado
2002 - On the Waterfront
2003 - Frank Schier
2004 - Elbert Jordan - Levings Lake Talent Showcase
2005 - The Rockford Park District
2006 - Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
2007 - Rock University/Summer Rocks Camp
2008 - The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Band
2009 - Cyndie Powers Hall
2010 - Guzzardo Music Emerging Artists Competiton
2011 - Tebala Shrine Temple
2012 - John Russell Ghrist
2012 - Steve Summers
2014 - Angie Fellows
2014 - Doug McDuff
2015 - Gloria Lundin
2018 - Kevin J. McCarthy
2019 - Todd Houston

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
Reckless Redemption

Venue Nominations

Cronies
Oscar's Pub And Grill

Radio Station Nominations

104.9
Q98.5

Special Event Nominations

Reckless Fest

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