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IMEA Announces Date and Location for 2015 Awards Ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA – The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) announced that the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Marietta, Ga.
MPAC is located on the same campus as Marietta High School, approximately 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) airport. MPAC serves as the home of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Ballet.
“We at the Marietta Performing Arts Center are thrilled to be the host site for this year’s IMEA Awards! Our venue and the City of Marietta offer a beautiful location and atmosphere that promise to make this year’s event memorable,” said Marc Patterson, MPAC Director, “IMEA’s mission to promote the best in performing arts and advocate for the finest among performing artists is at the heart of MPAC’s vision. Truly, IMEA and MPAC are well-suited partners, and I hope this is the beginning of special things to come.”
Each year, the International Music and Entertainment Association honors the best in independent music and community theatre worldwide. Awards are presented in multiple categories. Music awards are presented in over 20 different music genres in such categories as Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Band/Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, etc. Theatre awards are presented in two separate divisions, Play and Musical, and in 19 different production and performance categories, including Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Featured Actor, Featured Actress, Outstanding Direction, Scenic Design, Sound Design, etc.
The annual awards ceremony features 15-20 musical performances from nominees, special guests, and theatre ensembles from across the world. In the past, nominees from 40+ states and 10+ foreign countries have attended in anticipation.
“We are very excited to bring our awards to the metro-Atlanta area. After months of searching for potential locations, we were pleased to discover the Marietta Performing Arts Center,” said IMEA President, Colt Chambers.
Submissions for the 3rd Annual IMEA Awards are accepted until July 15th. To be nominated, an individual or organization must be a member of the International Music and Entertainment Association.
A panel of industry professionals will review all submissions and determine the Official Nominees. Official Nominees will be announced during a live stream on August 3rd.
The address for the Marietta Performing Arts Center is 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, Georgia, 30064. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 5:00PM and the awards ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00PM. Ticketing information for the 2015 IMEA Awards will be available soon at www.IMEAAwards.com.
For more information about the International Music and Entertainment Association, visit www.IMEAOnline.com. For more information about the IMEA Awards, visit www.IMEAAwards.com.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATION
The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. IMEA is home to such programs as the annual IMEA Awards, an awards program dedicated to honoring and recognizing the best in independent music and theatre, internationally, and the International Music and Entertainment Foundation, a charitable program dedicated to supporting arts programs around the nation.
Colt Chambers, President