Trophy Pick-Up Day, Apr 14, 2024

The first Madison Area Music Association event for 2024 is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th at Cargo Coffee (750 E. Washington Ave). This is a trophy pick-up event for the 2023 winners but everyone is welcome to come by, have a coffee (they also have beer and wine), and enjoy the day with us!

Pick up your trophies between 1 and 7 p.m. Blue Umbrella Arts will be taking professional photos and capturing video remarks. No pressure – all fun.

But that’s not all:

We’ll have a few silent auction items including a 5-piece Simmons electronic drum set still in the box, some brand new condenser mics, a cool limited edition Washburn “Def Leppard” electric guitar – also still in the box (includes Def Leppard strap and picks plus a certificate of authenticity), and more.

At 4 p.m. Dan Kennedy’s Soul Sessions will kick in. Come jam with us! Bring your acoustic instruments or small electronics to take part.

This event is FREE but since we’re a nonprofit funding youth music education with cold cash and hot instruments, we will accept any donations – including instruments in working order.

Free covered parking in the attached ramp, plus Cargo offers great coffeehouse food. See you there!

2024 MAMA Registration Is Open

Start your registration here

New MAMA Packages Announced

MAMA is thrilled to present the first-ever opportunity to engage with the Madison Area Music Association's annual events and the Joey’s Song Benefit Concert.

For just $50, gain access to all the exciting MAMA events happening in 2024, including the awards show and the finalist party (dates pending), plus free voting. On top of that, you get 2 tickets to the Joey's Song Benefit Concert at the Sylvee on January 6th ($80 value).

This year's Joey's Song showcases talents from incredible acts like:

  • Cheap Trick
  • The Bangles
  • Soul Asylum
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Garbage
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Big Star
  • Fountains of Wayne
  • and more!

Purchasing this package also enters you into a raffle for 4 VIP tickets, granting access to a pre-show Meet ‘n’ Greet along with exclusive dining and beverage options in the VIP Section.

Tickets are going fast – get yours today!

Pay using the DONATE button below. Be sure to write “MAMA/Joey’s Song 2024” in the Notes area and include your contact information near the bottom of the form.


For more information or questions, email us at

Join us for the 2023 MAMA Awards Show

The votes are in, the numbers are tallied, and YOU could be a big winner at the 2023 MAMA Awards Show!

Sunday, August 27, 7–10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

The Crucible in Madison. $15 cover.


  • The Rascal Theory: 2023 Finalist for Pop, R&B, Rap, Electronic Performer of the Year
  • Kat and the Hurricane: 2023 Finalist for Pop, R&B, Rap, Electronic Performer of the Year, Video of the Year, Performer of the Year, and Artist of the Year
  • The Mascot Theory: 2023 Finalist for Folk Album of the Year, Folk–Contemporary/Rock Song of the Year, Rock–Classic Indie Song of the Year, Folk Performer of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, Ensemble Vocals of the Year, Performer of the Year, and Artist of the Year

Plus trophy pickup for winners from 2022 and previous years.

Come hear some amazing music, high five this year's winners, and celebrate 20 YEARS of the Madison Area Music Association putting instruments into kids' hands.

We'll see you there!

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