MILWAUKEE, WI – The winners and nominees of the 33rd annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards were saluted, alongside a remarkable slate of Hall of Fame honorees, at the 33rdAnnual Awards Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 14 at Turner Hall. Doors opened at 6 p.m., with the Awards Show beginning at 7 p.m.

A complete list of nominees is available here. Tickets awere available for $24.99/adults and $15/students and on sale March 1. Special VIP packages were available for $50/each, include a front and center table, two free cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets will be sold through the Pabst Theater box office, http://pabsttheater.org/show/wamiawards2013.

WAMI president James McMahon comments, “We’re thrilled and honored to bring the WAMI Awards Show back to Milwaukee this year.”

In addition to presenting awards in 35 categories the show featured a variety of live music performances and a salute to the Hall of Fame honorees. This year’s performers include The Jimmy’s, Sexy Ester, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Squeezettes, Klassik, Annex and De La Buena.

Click here to view/download the official 2013 WAMI Awards Show Poster. (.pdf)

New to Milwaukee this year was a one-night musical showcase spread across five live music venues in the city, “Downtown Alive,” on Saturday, April 13. Participating venues included Buckheads, German Beer Hall, Suite and Upper 90. Click here to view the current schedule.

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry.  The group also utilizes its funds to provide a Youth Music Showcase and provide scholarships to students and emerging artists.

For more information contact Sue Schrader (Sue@BlondeAmbitionPR.com) at Blonde Ambition Public Relations, 262.377.4180.




For the convenience of those attending the 2013 WAMI Awards Show and Downtown Alive, WAMI has been able to secure 10 rooms at each of the hotels listed below. This is for Saturday April 13, 2013 and Sunday April 14, 2013. Please see corresponding prices. Please contact the hotels for additional information.


The final day to book is March 30th.


The guests need to say that they are with WAMI/WAMI Awards to get the rate.


Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Phone (reservations), 414.935.5940 (can also reserve online)
Rooms – Run of House, $99 + tax; King Superior, $129 + tax
Parking, $5 per vehicle per night + 5.6% tax
Check in – 3pm or later
Check out – noon


Intercontinental Hotel, 139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Phone (reservations), 414.935.5943 (can also reserve online)
Rooms – King or Double, $125 + tax; Executive King, $155 + tax; King
Superior, $195 + tax
Check in – 3pm or later
Check out – noon


The Pfister, 424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Phone (reservations), 414.935.5942 (can also reserve online)
Rooms – Run of House, $155 + tax; Suite, $205 + tax
Check in – 3pm or later
Check out – noon