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San Antonio Hosts Roots Music Awards

March 25, 2008

The Roots Music Association, an organization dedicated to promoting and advancing all roots-based music genres, has announced that San Antonio, Texas will host the group's annual awards show. The awards will be presented as part of the Roots Music Association's Radio Seminar, Music Conference and Festival in the Alzafar Shrine on June 26 to 29.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at March 25, 2008 10:04 AM


Update: the upcoming Roots Music Awards Conference changed to undetermined date/location (TBA).

From the website:
(scroll down for the news statement on the web

"The directors of RMA hereby notify all members
that the venue and date for Music United 08
Radio Conference and Music Festival has been

We had been planning for months to hold the event
at the Shrine Convention Center in San Antonio.
Excitement about the event in the music and radio
communities was reaching very high levels, and we
were (and still are) receiving hundreds of
inquiries from performers and other possible
attendees from all over the world.

However, due to recent developments these plans
are no longer feasible and we plan to reschedule
the event for later this year at another location
close to San Antonio. We are working on exciting
possibilities as we speak! We will communicate
with you soon concerning the date and location of
the event.

All of the bands that applied for showcases are
still submitted for the new date and venue. If
you have already received confirmation to perform
you will be first considered for the new date and
time. All monies submitted to the RMA for
registration will be applied to the new
Conference date, or will be refunded upon

The board of directors of the Roots Music
Association regrets having to reschedule the
event, and we particularly regret any
inconvenience to our members, performers, radio
industry folks, and the many others who responded
positively to the event. We will do everything in
our power to bring this wonderful event concept
to life later this year, and we hope you will
continue your support of our organization."

Posted by: JoLynn Braswell at June 22, 2008 5:37 PM

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