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Dead Man's Hand

Alternative, Classic Rock, Country / Bluegrass, Funk / R&B, Hard Rock / Metal, Oldies, Rap / Hip-Hop, Rock / Pop, Rock-a-billy
Dan Landsee/Gramps with Amps
Blues, Classic Rock, Oldies

Classic Rock, Rock / Pop
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Scholarship Spotlight

Emily Ahrens

2016 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Since graduating in May of 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, Emily has been traveling around the Midwest as a professional actor. Emily is currently working under a year long contract at Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena, Michigan where she will be performing in seven total productions through December. A few of her professional credits from the past year include: Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods), Luisa (The Fantasticks), Ballet Girl (Elephant's Graveyard).

Emily is unbelievably grateful for the support she has received from the RAMI foundation! This organization has helped her successfully pursue her dreams - She sends all her love and song right back to everyone who encouraged her along the way!

For more up to date information about Emily and her adventures, please visit her website: 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 @

2023 RAMI Awards

RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/07/2023

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.

32nd RAMI Awards Program

32nd RAMI Awards

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Support the RAMIs

All donations help support RAMI scholarships, music education programs, and RAMI sponsored events.

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @

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.