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WAMI "news & notes" - April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012, Volume 32, Issue 10

2012 WAMI People's Choice Nominees Announced!



Bands: Rabid Aardvarks, Dirt Road Law, Georgia Overdrive

Print Media: The A.V. Club (Onion), Shepherd Express

Radio: 91.7 WMSE, 88.9 WYMS


Bands: The Lucas Cates Band, Pat Watters Band, Mad Polecats

Print Media: Isthmus, Maximum Ink

Radio: 89.9 WORT, 105.5 WMMM


Bands: Meantooth Grin, 4th Floor, Tuck Pence

Print Media: JS Online, Wausau City Pages

Radio: 97.1 WCOW, 104.1 WMZK


Bands: Rob Anthony, Half Empty, Ask Your Mother

Print Media: Appleton Post Crescent, The Scene

Radio: 1057 WAPL, 91.1 WOVM

Winners from each Region will be announced at the WAMI Awards Show at the Fox Cities PAC in Appleton on Sunday April 15, 2012.

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

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WAMI Inducts Three New Members into Hall of Fame for 2012

2012 WAMI Hall Of FameWAMI has 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 Sklar will be inducted into the 2012 WAMI Hall of Fame.

WAMI Advisory Board/Show Committee Member - Barbara Wagner has written some short retrospectives on this year's Inductees. Please visit the WAMI Website to have a look at the articles linked below, for some interesting artist information, and to leave your comments.

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WAMI April General Meeting Cancelled

PLEASE NOTE: Because of scheduling difficulties* and the increased responsibilities of WAMI’s Event Staff due to the upcoming Downtown Alive! WAMI Music Series in Appleton, WI on Saturday April 14, 2012, the WAMI April General Meeting @ BBC has been cancelled.

Please join us for the May WAMI General Meeting at BBC. Please see the "Calendar" below or on WAMI's website for details.

We apologize for any inconvenience. PLEASE CLICK HERE to go to our Calendar 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

2012 WAMI Awards ShowTickets 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 STILL 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, April 11, 2012* - WAMI GENERAL MEETING - CANCELLED. Please see above.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Downtown Alive! WAMI Music Series* - Appleton, WI - Please visit the Downtown Alive! page of WAMI's website for the latest details.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 32nd Annual WAMI Awards Show - 7:00 PM - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI. See above.

Wednesday, May 11, 2012* - WAMI GENERAL MEETING - @ BBC. Details Soon.

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

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