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08/04/2021 Events

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Paul Bronson Acoustic Music

Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Progressive, Solo Artists
Good Karrma

Alternative, Blues, Country / Bluegrass, Jam, Progressive
Shifty Shafer

Classic Rock
Purple Rain

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Music Organizations


Webhead's Anonymous - A Musical Tribute to the Howard Family

Celebrate the legacy of Charlotte's Web on November 13th and 14th at the Tebala Event Center in Rockford with some great music from local and national acts...

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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

Buy, sell, trade your used music and sound equipment...

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RAMI Golf Outing

Come out to the 2021 Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Golf Outing for an afternoon of fun and to help raise some dollars for youth music education in our community! 9 holes of golfing fun and camaraderie at the historic Sinnissippi Golf Course est...

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Scholarship Spotlight

Christine Albarran (Knodle)

2004 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Christine Albarran currently pursues her passion for string music education as Assistant Orchestra Director at Roach Middle School in Frisco, Texas.  Christine began her violin studies at the age of 3 at the Music Academy in Rockford with Eleanor Stanlis.  She completed undergraduate degrees in Music Performance and Business from Columbia College Chicago and Rockford University and obtained her Masters of Teaching from Columbia College Chicago. She has previously taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Sherwood Community Music School, and the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute.  She also enjoys performing with a variety of ensembles, ranging from symphony orchestras to rock bands. 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 @

RAMI Events

RAMI Golf Outing


Sinnissippi Golf Course

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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show


Tebala Event Center

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Webhead's Anonymous - A Musical Tribute to the Howard Family


Tebala Event Center

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2021 RAMI Awards

RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/03/2021

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.

RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 10/03/2021

Anyone may nominate for these categories.

Our Sponsors

Support the RAMIs

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

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
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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.