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This page preserves a copy of the important historical information that was posted on the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Web site, but has since been deleted.
MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced additions to the lineup of its 24th Annual Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April 26, 2004 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in the Northern Lights Theater.
The James Elbert Band (JEB) is the latest addition to the lineup of bands and artists scheduled to perform throughout the ceremony. Bringing the blues to the lineup, JEB builds on the influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters to create its style and sound. The sextet of Muskegoans delivers rock-laced, blues-oriented cover and original songs.
Immediately following the ceremony, a Post-Show party will be held in Potawatomi Bingo Casino's second floor Woodland Dreams Conference Room with music by Mulligan's Groove.
Complete with entertainment, cash bar, and hors d'oeuvres, the Post-Show party provides an opportunity for networking with performers, presenters, and industry professionals.
Previously announced, other performers throughout the show include Salt Creek, Fat Sandwich, Something Phonic, Jina Jurner and the Jikettes, Michael Angelo Batio, Boo Radley Band, Strong Medicine, and Sunspot. The night's MC will be Milwaukee-based guitarist Greg Koch, while Mrs. Fun, with special guests Janet Planet and Juli Wood, will be the evening's House Band.
WAMI representatives also announced a lineup of area dignitaries and notables who are scheduled to appear and present awards at the Awards Ceremony. This year's presenters will include:
Tickets for the 24th Annual WAMI Awards Ceremony, available for $30.00, can be purchased at the Northern Lights Theater box office.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in Milwaukee's Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Northern Lights Theater. For more information about the WAMI Awards, including how to order tickets, visit www.wamimusic.com.
Promoting the Wisconsin music scene, WAMI provides funds to students and emerging artists, and offers continuing education for music industry professionals through monthly meetings, and semi-annual music seminars.
WAMI sponsors include Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Shepherd Express.
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