Scenes from the Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame 2017 Kick Off Party

“Without helping to nurture and recognize true talent, the vast majority of quality musicians often give up their craft.
It’s sad, it happens everywhere–shows like this help provide a platform to aspire too while providing important recognition

that helps sustain a creative energy flow.

Our objectives of being in our chosen field of arts reflect venerated reasons why we are steadfast in our pursuits in this industry. In view of the fact that it’s a road best known for hardships–we venture with a spirited passion that motivates our works. Sometimes the driving ethos is inexplicable. No industry like the arts has so many talented individuals that place importance of their work over higher monetary opportunities. Success is measured in many ways. Yet, an exceptional talent in the music business is no fluke or roll of the dice. It’s earned by long hours of dedication to the craft. That is the high note that should eventually lead to a sustainable future in the industry of choice–or at least a worthy note of recognition. Our extended mission is to lend a helping hand in facilitating this and provide them the opportunity to take a grand spotlight to observe their measure of musical brilliance that they have created for their community of arts and enjoyment for all that have ears. By nurturing these noble efforts we truly make a better community for all"
Wayne Koss - Chairman of The Florida Music Awards

"Truly honored and thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful effort. Thank you for what you are doing. Amazing" - Dr. Ed Calle

Dr. Ed Calle is a Latin Grammy® Award winner for Best Instrumental Album (2015) with Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue and a five-time Grammy® nominee.


"Immensely honored to be included in this Hall of Fame entourage." - Dana Paul

Congratulations to the Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee's 2017: Rick Derringer,  Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, Bertie Higgins & Dana Paul.

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NEW Show Announcement Friday

  Celebrating Florida's Entertainment Industry

the Florida entertainment industry Comes Together to celebrate special achievements, great music and having fun...


The venerable Florida Music Award’s activities are significant newsworthy events that encompass thousands of the State’s finest musicians and industry personnel. The events’ high appeal attracts statewide and international media attention among devout fans. Most importantly we are deeply supporting the arts and entertainment industry of Florida and by extension well beyond.  Moreover, recognizing and honoring deserving talent! That's what its all about.   This year's show line-up features several of the most treasured music artists/entertainers with strong Florida roots and associations with the state that have made an indelible mark in the entertainment world here and across the universe. Hope you can join us for the fun...

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We are pleased to announce that we will be raising funds for the area Homeless Shelters with  Planet Gumbo

"Taking a Sad Song and Making It Better"

"Smokey and the Bandit" star was critical of Gov. Rick Scott when he met with the media before a March 3 Florida Music Awards kickoff party in Fort Lauderdale.

ABC 10 NEWS   FEATURE - Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Kick Off Shows