MAMA Awards This Sunday

June 18th at the Overture Center

June 12, 2017

 The Madison Area Music Association will honor and showcase area musicians of all ages and genres in the 2017 MAMA Awards Show this Sunday, June 18th, in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center. Madison's version of the Grammys will kick off at 5pm with a Red Carpet celebration where musicians and fans can mingle until the show begins at 7pm.

There will be 8 musical performances from emerging and well-established Madison-area artists, including:

Imaginary Watermelon


Lost Lakes

Paul Flipowicz & His Blues Band

Aurora Greane


Smith & Jackson

Distant Cuzins

Awards will be presented 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 Artist of the Year and New 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 youth recognitions, including awards for youth performers, vocalists, instrumentalists and recording. Scholarships will also be awarded to a Student and a Teacher of the Year.

This year, Herb Frank, founder of Frank Productions, 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, Leotha Stanley, Butch Vig and most recently, Susan and Jonathan Lipp.

Tickets are on sale hrough the Overture Center box office. Tickets for the show are $20 ($15 for students and teachers) and $35 for VIP (T-shirt and show poster included) and can be purchased in advance or day of the show through the Overture Box Office and online at