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30 Mar 10 Tickets on Sale for 8th Annual Texas Music Awards Show

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MARSHALL, TX – Tickets are now on sale for the 8th annual Texas Music Awards to be held at the Marshall Convention Center on May 15th. Tickets are available online at www.texasmusicawards.org or by calling 1-88-595-4-TIX.

Legendary singer B.J. Thomas will host the event and perform a concert after the awards show.

Tickets range from $20 to $100 and include access to the Red Carpet, the awards ceremony, and the B.J. Thomas concert.

The show, presented each year by Northeast Texas-based MyTexasMusic.com, the retail partner of the show’s production company, Payline Productions, presents awards to independent Texas performers in several categories.

The annual event also serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit Academy of Texas Music, Inc. which seeks sponsorships and donations to further its efforts toward music education programs, scholarships, recognition projects, and benevolence programs for musicians in need.

The show will feature more than a dozen nominated acts, each performing one song between the presentation of awards. The performers will be announced as soon as all the details can be finalized.

Jinelle Boyd, Executive Director of the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. and co-founder of the Texas Music Awards remarks on the quality of the show. ”These are some of the greatest performers in Texas. They’re independent musicians making the music that the world will be listening to in the future.”

Boyd added, “Even though the Convention Center has about 1600 seats, only about 1000 tickets will be available to the public. We encourage all Texas music fans to come join in this unique celebration. I’m sure tickets won’t last long.”

Nominees will arrive to a red carpet affair starting at noon on May 15th. The show will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the concert will begin around 6:00 p.m. Those who hold tickets to the awards show will be admitted to the concert at no charge.

Sponsorships are still available for the 8th annual awards show and range from $100 to $25,000. Each level of sponsorship comes with a pre-determined number of tickets and some levels include access to the VIP party, so this is a sure way to get good seats and support the mission of the Academy of Texas Music, Inc.

Boyd remarked, “The sponsorship packages are designed to meet the needs of a vast array of potential sponsors – families, individuals, clubs, small businesses, and large corporations. The Academy relies on the generosity of sponsors to not only insure an amazing showcase, but to help continue the Academy’s mission. We are very grateful to our sponsors who signed on early this year, and encourage anyone who wishes to support such a wonderful cause to join our family.”

Traveling visitors are encouraged to secure lodging early, as Marshall is also home to the annual Stagecoach Days festival that weekend, and there will be TMA affiliated concerts on Thursday and Friday nights leading up to the big event on Saturday.

Additional Information is available on the website, including past award recipients and nominees, lodging information, and a wish list for those who would rather donate for a specific purpose.

For more information on the awards or sponsorships, www.texasmusicawards.org.

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