ZMR Music Awards Fund Drive
ZoneMusicReporter will once again host the ZMR Music
Awards in 2013. We have traditionally held the awards as a
web-based event. For the past several years, we thought about the possibility of holding
a LIVE AWARD PRESENTATION show in New Orleans. Then came a little storm named Katrina that
destroyed virtually all of the appropriate venues to hold such an
event. Well, that has now changed and a venue that just re-opened last
December is, we believe, the perfect place to hold such an event.
The Joy Theater is
a renovated movie palace that has been converted into a state-of-the-art concert venue
and a perfect place to hold the
Music Award Presentation event next year on May 11, 2013.
Of course this live event will cost a substantial amount of money to
hold and, frankly, we cannot do this
without your support. Therefore, we are mounting a fund-raising drive to see if
there is enough interest to hold this live event for the 2012 ZMR Music Awards
HOW THIS EVENT CAN WORK
Following are a couple of options on how we can construct this
This option is a first class gala that we believe to be the
best format for what we hope becomes an annual event. Currently,
there is no award show, of this type, to recognize and honor the
many talented artists and musicians in your genre.
The Pre-Show Format
The event would start with a 90 minute buffet style dinner
and meet-and-greet. The buffet would include New Orleans classic
dishes, as well as Vegan options, to satisfy all tastes and
diet preferences. A cash bar will be available on both the floor
and balcony sections. The chairs on the floor level would be removed and
we would place thirty round white-linen tables, which would
accommodate eight seats per table. This is a total
of 240 seats for award nominees and award presenters. Each
nominee and award presenter may have one guest each. We prefer
this set-up to allow easier access within the venue.
The Award Show Format
This segment would be both award presentations
and LIVE performances by last year's award winners. In the event some of last year's
winners could not attend, we would then go back to previous award winners
to provide live entertainment.
The previous year's award winners will also be asked to be award
presenters. We anticipate that this part of the evening
would last for approximately two hours.
The Post-Award Show Format
This portion of the show would be an
open party, complete with entertainment and photo opportunities for
winners and participants. We predict this would last for
approximately another two hours.
We assume that you may
want to invite other guests to the award ceremony, and there are
another 253 seats
available in the balcony section of the theater which could
accommodate these guests. Award nominees and presenters will be
admitted free, along with one invited guest. Tickets for
additional guests will be available for sale through TicketMaster. At
the end of the award ceremony, all guests would be invited to the post-event
party which will take place on the floor of the venue.
for overnight accommodations, we will provide a block of rooms at a
group rate at a nearby hotel.
estimated cost to host the above-described event is $30,000.00. Hence, the fund raiser.