International Music and Entertainment Association to Host Awards Night in Murfreesboro

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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.

The International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) recently announced that the 4th Annual IMEA Awards will take place in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at Middle Tennessee State University's Tucker Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.

Tucker Theatre is located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University at 1301 E Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Tucker Theatre is a 957-seat theatre that is home to MTSU's Department of Theatre and Dance.

Each year, the International Music and Entertainment Association honors the best in independent music and community theatre, internationally. 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 10-15 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 award show to the Nashville area. We've conducted an extensive search for the perfect venue based on several factors. I am looking forward to hosting this event at the Tucker Theatre," said IMEA President, Colt Chambers.

The first two IMEA Awards were held at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky, with the most recent held at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Metro-Atlanta.

A panel of industry professionals will review all submissions and determine the Official Nominees. Official Nominees will be announced in early August.

On the night of the event, red carpet arrivals will begin at 5:00 pm and the awards ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Ticketing information for the 2016 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.

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