The Rockford Area Music Industry's 25th Annual Award Ceremony was held on April 22, 2016 at the Tebala Event Center. 

Each year, the RAMI Awards celebrates local talent, recognize excellence in the local music community and shares the RAMI mission of promoting and supporting local area music through events, scholarships and music education programs.

Our very own Kevin McCarthy was on hand as a presenter at the awards. He did a fantastic job, but we knew he would!

Kevin also had the very special honor of accepting a very prestigious award. We can not say enough thank you's to the entire Rockford community for voting us here at 96.7 The Eagle, your favorite radio station.

Kevvie with awards
Kevin McCarthy, Townsquare Media

It is an extreme honor that we have now held, because of you, for two years in a row.

It was an incredible evening at the Tebala Event Center and we would like to send our sincere congratulations to all of the winners from the RAMI 25th Annual Award Ceremony!

The winners are:

Gary Wilmer Memorial Scholarship: Emily Ahrens
Kim & Ruth MacClosky Scholarship: Isaac Leka
RAMI Young Artist Music Scholarship: Sarah Pearl Anderson, Gabe Roethle, & Sinecio Morales

RAMI Outstanding Achievement Award:  Mo Pitney & The Color Morale
Hall of Fame Inductees: AudioDrive, Escape', and 'Jonny B' McDowell

In Memorium: Cammi Weber & Don Zimmerman
Community Service Award: Steve Summers

Acoustic Rock/Folk - Minimal
Acoustic Rock/Folk - Originals - Curt Lewis
Album of the Year - Taboo Blah Blah – Junkyard Greenhouse
Blues - Lizzi Neal Band
Christian/Gospel - Tania Nicholson
Composer - Huguenin – Holding On
Composer - Taboo Blah Blah – Harold & Maude
Country/Bluegrass - Jaime Campbell & the Redneck Romeos
Country/Bluegrass - Olivia Dvorak
DJ - Jason Mendeloff
Female Lead Vocalist - Melissa Ridgeway - Sweet Lucy
Funk/R&B - Can't Touch This
Hard Rock/Metal - Pulse 18
Hard Rock/Metal - Original - On My Six
Indie/Alternative - Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Jazz - Frank Calvagna
Latino - Dragones
Lighting Technician - Laura Walton
Live Sound Engineer - Russ Kutak
Male Lead Vocalist - Miles Nielsen - Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Male Lead Vocalist - Scotty Van Blazen - Sunset Strip
Oldies - Shifty Shafer
People's Choice - Artist of the Year - Desolation Row
People's Choice - Radio Station - 96.7 The Eagle
People's Choice - Special Event - Phantom Regiment Show of Shows
People's Choice - Venue - Whiskey's Roadhouse
Pop - Sweet Lucy
Rap/Hip Hop - Artoffact & Uno
Rap/Hip Hop - Xen
Recording Studio - The Midwest Sound
Song of the Year - Huguenin – Holding On

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