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WAMI "news & notes" - March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012, Volume 32, Issue 7

Entertainment Confirmed for Wisconsin Area Music Industry's 2012 Awards Show

2012 WAMI Awards ShowLive performances by artists representing various parts of the state and genres of music for the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show April 15 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton.

This year's performers include The Gufs, I'm Not A Pilot, Prophetic, Shaker and the Egg, Project Pink, Tim Castle and Young Southern and Greg Waters and the Broad St Boogie.

The WAMI's have also announced that the alternative rock/pop band The Gufs, jazz pianist and composer Ben Sidran, and singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and film score composer Leland Bruce Sklar will be inducted into the WAMI Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

Tickets for the awards show are available for $29.99/adults and $9.99/students. Special VIP packages will also be available for $99.99/pair, which include a front and center table, two free cocktails, special discounts and a private tour of the facility. Tickets will be sold through the Fox Cities PAC Box Office, http://www.foxcitiespac.com/events.

This year's performing artists include:

The Gufs

Since The Gufs' inception in 1988, the Milwaukee-based quartet grew steadily from releasing a series of independent records and performing small club shows to drawing large audiences in the Midwest and across the country. In 1996 they exploded onto the national scene with their eponymous Atlantic debut, "The Gufs." Two singles charted on the airwaves, "Crash (Into Me)" and "Smile" combined with successful national touring. Their second Lava/Atlantic release, "Holiday From You," came out in 1999, featuring the Billboard Heat-Seeker "Last Goodbye." In 2006 The Gufs delivered "A Different Sea," closely followed by "All Access" in 2008, a live concert DVD celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Since then the band has chosen to play very select performances, while members also write and record independently with other artists in the Midwest and on the national scene. The Gufs 25th Anniversary arrives in 2013. Production is underway for a commemorative collection of music tentatively including previously unreleased tracks, alternate recordings, B-sides and a few new songs.

I'm Not A Pilot

Voted Best Rock Band in the Shepherd Express 'Best of Milwaukee 2010 Awards,' Band of the Year in the 88.9fm Radio Milwaukee 'Milwaukee Music Awards,' and nominated for two 2011 WAMI Awards. I'm Not A Pilot has been performing for audiences of all ages since they released their self-titled debut EP in mid 2009. Known to many as Milwaukee's 'guitar-less 'indie rock band, I'm Not A Pilot has performed in venues all over Milwaukee and at many summer music festivals including Bastille Days, Summer Solstice, Cornerstone and Summerfest.


Prophetic is a hip-hop artist born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He is also Co-CEO of the music label Umbrella Music Group and Winner of Radio Milwaukee's 'Milwaukee Music Awards' for Best Urban Artist for the last two years. He has performed across the country with artists such as N.E.R.D., Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa and others.

Shaker and the Egg

Shaker and the Egg is Green Bay's first original swing/funk band. Since its inception, the band has produced an LP of original music, honed an array of crowd-pleasing songs, and has thrilled audiences at countless venues across the tri-state area.

Project Pink

Project Pink is North America's premier Pink Floyd tribute band. Armed with a 20-foot projection screen, a virtual armada of lights, and world-class sound production, Project Pink faithfully recreates the complete Floyd experience - the sights, the sounds, the intangible voice.

Tim Castle and Young Southern

Tim Castle & Young Southern is a 7 piece, country music super group based in southeast Wisconsin. Their set list mixes today's top 40 country with the best of country music's vast and rich classics from the 60's - 90's including bluegrass.

Greg Waters and The Broad Street Boogie

With influences ranging from The Black Crowes to Stevie Wonder to Paul Simon to The Allman Brothers, Greg Waters & The Broad Street Boogie has a diverse roots-retro vibe that is extremely contagious.

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WAMI March General Meeting Presenters Announced

G-Daddys B.B.C.Wednesday March 14, 2012 7:00 PM.*
G-Daddy's BBC Bar & Grill 2022 E North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

Click here for map.

WAMI March General Meeting. This month's meeting will feature:

  • SnaggTom Ames and Mario Russo of Snagg will show you how to protect your music assets and gear via a unique RFID Microchip-based service.
  • Danielle Hanson of localplaylist.com - a Milwaukee-based blog and events page featuring local artists and venues will promote their organization.
  • Updates on the upcoming 32nd Annual WAMI Awards Show and Event Weekend April 14-15, 2012
  • Q & A about this years WAMI Awards Nominations and WAMI People's Choice Awards
  • Updates on this year's WAMI Nominations Party at Horny Goat Hideaway
  • Info about volunteering for WAMI committees.
  • Networking with you during an *Extended Cocktail Hour/Meet-and-Greet!

*BBC has $1 burgers and $1 fries from 6pm to 9pm. Get there early to enjoy the Specials. BBC also offers $1 cans of Pabst from 7pm to midnight.

  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Upstairs - Get there early to enjoy the food and drink specials!*
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Meeting
  • Followed by more networking.

As always, the public is welcome, free of charge. See you there!

PLEASE CLICK HERE to go to our Events page
for more details.

Any questions: events@wamimusic.com

*Dates and locations are subject to change. As always, please visit WAMI's website for up-to-the-minute information.

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WAMI Awards Show Tickets & Hotel Information

Tickets for the 2012 WAMI Awards Show at the Fox Cities PAC on Sunday April 15, 2012 are on sale now. Ticket information is as follows.*

$9.99 for Students
$29.99 for General Admission
$99.99 for VIP tickets-VIP Package available through box office only, please call (920)730-3760. $99.99 per pair (this includes seating at a table front-and-center, 2 free cocktails, special discounts, and a private tour of the facility)

Total costs for purchasing tickets through TicketMaster will be $36.29 per ticket. If you call 920-730-3760 there is a $5 charge per order through the PAC.

If you purchase tickets in-person at the PAC window there are no additional charges.

Tickets will include admission to featured WAMI acts on April 14th for the "Artist series" at 6 featured venues on College Avenue


Hotel Rooms are available for Sunday at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. You must call and say "WAMI" and you will receive a $69 rate.

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel - 333 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI 54911, USA Telephone: +1 (920) 733-8000 Fax: +1 (920) 733-9220

*As always, please visit WAMI's website for up-to-the-minute information.

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WAMI 2012 Calendar

Yeild will host this year's WAMI Award Nominees Party.Below is our proposed 2012 WAMI Calendar of Events*.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012* - WAMI GENERAL MEETING - 7pm - G-Daddy's B.B.C. (Open to the public. See Above*)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - WAMI People's Choice Awards Online Voting CLOSES -
12:00 NOON*

Sunday, March 25, 2012 WAMI Awards Nominations Party* - 5-9 PM - Horny Goat Hideaway, Milwaukee, WI. This year featuring live music by Carrie Melton and the Minor Fall - ADDITIONAL DETAILS SOON*

Wednesday, April 11, 2012* - WAMI GENERAL MEETING - 7pm - G-Daddy's B.B.C. (Open to the public. DETAILS SOON*)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - WAMI Awards Weekend Showcase Events* - Appleton, WI - DETAILS SOON!*

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 32nd Annual WAMI Awards Show - 7:00 PM - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI - STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL AWARDS SHOW WEEKEND NEWSLETTER LATER THIS MONTH!

Please join us for any or all of this season's events. If you are not a current WAMI member, please visit the WAMI Membership sign-up area to become a member. See you soon!

*Dates and locations are subject to change. As always, please visit WAMI's website for up-to-the-minute information.

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