Tickets On Sale Now for the 12th Annual MAMAs Awards!

Tickets on Sale Now at the Overture Box Office for the 12th Annual Madison Area Music Awards on Sunday, July 12
The Madison Area Music Association will honor and showcase area musicians of all ages and genres at the 2015 MAMA Awards on Sunday, July 12, in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center. Madison’s version of the Grammy’s will kick off at 6 p.m. with a Red Carpet celebration where musicians and fans can mingle until the show begins at 7 p.m.The MAMA will be presenting awards in musical styles ranging from classical to punk for Song, Performer and Album of the Year, as well as other categories such as Instrumentalists, Vocalists, and non-musician awards for Best Local Music Venue, Record Store, Recording Studio, and more. Awards will also be given for Songwriter and Artist of the Year.

To highlight the organization’s mission of providing musical instruments for kids and funding youth music programs in the greater Madison area, there will be several recognitions, including awards for youth performers, vocalists, instrumentalists and recording. The Launchpad Wisconsin Madison regional finalists will be recognized as well as a Student of the Year and a Teacher of the Year.

This year, legendary Madison artist and producer, Butch Vig (Garbage, Spooner), will join esteemed company as the recipient of the Michael St. John Lifetime Achievement Award. That gallery includes Clyde Stubblefield, Jan Wheaton, Ben Sidran, Jonathan Little, Richard Davis, Marvin Rabin, Jim Fleming, Pro Arte Quartet, Doc DeHaven, Michael Leckrone and Leotha Stanley.

There will be seven musical performances from emerging and well-established Madison-area artists, including the Keon Andre Band with the Black Star Drumline (hip hop), The Mascot Theory (country/bluegrass) joined by members of Madison Youth Choirs, Isabella Wu (youth classical pianist), Megan Rose (rock), Lo Marie (jazz/pop), Mojo Radio (blues-rock), and the 2015 Break Through Artist Competition winner Dolores (alt-rock).

The MAMA Awards Show is the largest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit association. Proceeds from the MAMA Awards Show allow the association to continue its mission of providing financial support and resources through grants to youth music programs in the Greater Madison Area.

Tickets for the show are $20 ($15 for students and teachers) and can be purchased in advance or on the day of the show through the Overture Box Office and online at http://www.overturecenter.org/.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the organization, visit http://themamas.org/donate/. To discuss corporate sponsorships or if you wish to make an in-kind donation to the Madison Area Music Association, email info@themamas.org. To learn more about the MAMA, visit http://themamas.org. If your school or organization would like to apply for a grant to help fund a youth music program, fill out the grant request form located at http://themamas.org/grants/.