The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced today, March 22, 2013, the Hall of Fame inductees and People's Choice nominees for this year's WAMI Awards. The awards show is scheduled to take place on April 14, 2013 at Turner Hall in Milwaukee. In addition to the show, "Downtown Alive", returns for its second installment on April 13, 2013. Participating venues include Buckhead, German Beer Hall, Suite and Upper 90. A schedule will be released shortly.
The 2013 Hall of Fame inductees include guitarist Daryl Stuermer from the power pop band Yipes! and singer/songwriter pat mAcdonald, former member of Timbuk3.
The Inductee Ceremony will take place during the 2013 WAMI Awards Show set for April 14, 2013 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the Awards Show beginning at 7:00 p.m. This year’s performers include The Jimmy’s, Sexy Ester, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Squeezettes, Klassik, Annex, De La Buena and pat mAcdonald with Purgatory Hill.
Tickets are available for $24.99/adults and $15/students. Special VIP packages are available for $50/each and include a front and center table and two free cocktails. Tickets can be purchased through the Pabst Theater box office, http://pabsttheater.org/pages/fa.
The 2013 People's Choice nominations have also been released and are separated by region:
Bands: Rabid Aardvarks, The Now, The WhiskeyBelles
Venue: Chill on the Hill, Master Z’s Cue Club, Turner Hall
Radio: 91.7 WMSE, 88.9 WYMS, 102.1 WLUM
Music Teacher: Craig Friemoth, Derek Machan, Jamie Schlecht
Bands: Pat Watters Band, Shotgun Jane, The Jimmys
Venue: Majestic Theater, Popcorn Tavern, The Frequency
Radio: 89.9 WORT, 99.9 WJVL, 97.1 WCOW
Music Teacher: Dale Gonyea, Joe Godat, Janette Hanson
Bands: Define Tension, Jerry Duginski, Meantooth Grin
Venue: Malarkey’s Pub, The Fillmor, Eau Claire Regional State Theater
Radio: Rock 94.7 WOZZ, 95.5 WIFC, Z104 WMZK
Music Teacher: Combined with Northeast due to low voting totals
Bands: Adams Way Band, Half Empty, Red Light Saints
Venue: Headliners, JJ Maloney’s, Mill Creek,
Radio: 95.9 KISS WKSZ, 101.1 WIXX, 105.7 WAPL
Music Teacher: Dave Jerabek, Jason Busse, Jeff Sandbom, Kelly Klaus
The awards show is not just for musicians. This is a time to celebrate Wisconsin music and fans are highly encouraged to attend. "Downtown Alive" performances combined with the awards show will give music lovers a full plate of talent to enjoy the entire weekend.
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