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The Southern Entertainment Awards Celebrates 12 years of Culture & Diversity!

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12TH ANNUAL SEA WEEKEND INFO

Over the years, the Southern Entertainment Awards (SEAs) have been a staple in Southern Culture and Entertainment and it’s no different as they head for a new direction in their 12th year.  The 12th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference will be held at a destination location to be announced shortly from April 9th – 12th, 2015. Many key industry insiders will be featured as guest panelists/speakers.

In just 12 years, the Southern Ent Awards grew from only being recognized in a few states to throughout the entire SOUTH.  Artists from all genres, producers, event promoters, DJs and fans of all things independent & entertainment (southern, entertainment that is) all filed into the Gibson’s Showcase for the very first Southern Entertainment Awards? There was curiosity, there was excitement, but most of all, there was unified agreement that it was definitely time for this kind of platform to be provided in a major, major way.

Over the course of the past decade, whether the three-day event took place in Music City, Tunica or Memphis, there have been consistently impressive turnouts; expansions of categories; local, national and international media coverage and nominations as well as awards given to some of the best in independent and mainstream music. Some of the national honorees include Yo Gotti, Nicki Minaj, B.o.B., Conya Doss, Algebra Blessett, Rudy Currence and Big K.R.I.T., just to name a few. With panels and performances, fashion shows and at one point, even a magazine, perhaps this is why what was once seen as a “regional event” is now esteemed as a recognizable brand throughout the world, from the UK to Japan, Chicago to California.
 

“One thing that has held true as an important asset in the industry is the need to network and build relationships,” says Janiro Hawkins, co-founder of the SEAs. “The SEAs creates a ‘family environment’ for networking and education for those attending…we’re one of the few platforms that allows both the ‘talent’ and ‘consumer’ the opportunity to have a say-so in who’s nominated and ultimately who wins.”

For info/sponsorship inquiries: southernentawardsstaff@gmail.com

 

12TH ANNUAL SEA WEEKEND INFO (subject to change)

APRIL 9TH – 12TH, 2015 – RESORTS CASINO – TUNICA, MS

THURSDAY APRIL 9th, 2015

Wet Willy’s Welcome
Time: 8pm – 12am
Venue: Wet Willy’s 209 Beale St – Memphis, TN

Pure Passion “Meltdown”
Time: 10pm – 6am
Venue: Pure Passion 1849 E. Brooks – Memphis, TN

FRIDAY APRIL 10TH, 2015

Pre-Registration 12pm – 6pm: Resorts Casino – Tunica, MS

Music Market Place & Beat Exchange
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Resorts Casino (Ballroom A)

SEA & IMBL presents”FREEDOM OF SPEECH 2″
Official MC Battle of the SEA Weekend
Time: 8pm – 12am
Venue: Resorts Casino – Tunica, MS
Admission: FREE for ALL “Registered” Guests

SATURDAY APRIL 11TH, 2015

1:00pm – 2:30pm SEA Workshop: TBA

3:00pm – 4:30pm SEA Workshop: TBA

“The Quarter” Artist / Dj Record Pool & Showcase
Hosted by: TBA
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Resorts Casino – TBD
Performances by: Mr. Adams, Dysko, Kyna Kyles, Myea E, JoLouis, Gahdis Noelle, Marle’ Blu, Q. Shaunte & more 

8:00pm – 2:00am SEA presents the “5th Annual F.A.M.E Fashion Show & Afterparty”

Official F.A.M.E. Afterparty
w/ Special Guest DJs: Fatality, Slikk & Empty Beats (KYMP Kamp/Core DJs) & Scream (MMG/Hoodrich DJs)

SUNDAY APRIL 12TH, 2015

12TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
Hosted by: Solo (Streetz945 Atlanta), Dj Dimepiece (WGCI Chicago)
Venue: Resorts Casino – Tunica, MS
Info: 5:00pm (21&Up)
Dress Code: No T-Shirts / Tennis Shoes / Athletic Wear (Enforced)
Performances by: Melat (TX), Just Brittany (TX), Grim Muzik (AR), Archangel (TN) and more