Underground Music Awards: August 23 At BB Kings, NYC


Urban Threshold’s Underground Music Awards is the biggest and brightest national award show for independent artists.

The 2009 Underground Music Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in NYC on August 23rd. The legendary BB Kings Concert Hall in the heart of NYC’s Times Square will play host to the awards ceremony. The event will be a star-studded mega musical show with performances by the nominees, featured major label acts and appearances by film and fashion celebrities. The event will feature special performances by rap pioneer DMC from the legendary Run DMC, Freeway and more.

Music superstars such as Slick Rick, M.O.P., Grandmaster Flash, The Force MD’s, Kid Capri, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, MC Shan, Kool G. Rap and more have all been honored at Urban Threshold’s Underground Music Awards. Additionally, Saigon, Remy Ma, Sha Stimuli, Styles P, MIMS, Papoose, Joell Ortiz, Maino, Serius Jones, Grafh, Killah Priest, Cormega and others are all past winners of Urban Threshold’s Underground Music Awards. Equally important, major press such as MTV, The Source, XXL Magazine, Don Diva Magazine, Showtime, Yo! Raps and more have all covered the UMA’s.

Urban Threshold’s Underground Music Awards is a national award show that breaks all of the rules of conventionalism. Unlike the Grammy Awards or the Billboard Music Awards, the Underground Music Awards were created to acknowledge and honor the achievements and contributions of unsigned and independent artists within the urban music scene.

After 6 very successful years, Urban Threshold Enterprises Inc. continues to make it their top priority to bring together music professionals, artists, DJ’s, fans, media outlets and more to network, build relationships and celebrate the culture of independent urban music. The Underground Music Awards combines the elements of an award show, a music conference, an informational seminar, and an entertainment showcase into one lively event.

Moreover, It features and participants, from all over the world, representing the full spectrum of underground Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, and Reggae music and fashion as a global phenomenon.

The 2008 Underground Music Awards was held at the world famous BB Kings Concert Hall in New York City’s Times Square. Last year’s award show marked one of the year’s most celebrated events in NYC. Special Awards were presented to the legendary Slick Rick and DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash. The 2008 UMA’s received extensive coverage from Clear Channel’s Power 105.1FM, the Source Magazine, and AllHipHop.com and YoRaps.com. These media outlets have pledged to support the UMA’s in 2009. The excitement and buzz of the 2008 awards show was only paralleled by its overall support and attendance. As the date of the 2009’s show draws near, the same sense of anticipation is growing.

EVENT: The 7th Annual Underground Music Awards
WHEN: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 | Doors Open at 6PM
WHERE: BB Kings Concert Hall in Times Square, NYC (West 42nd Between 7th & 8th Ave’s)
AGES: BB Kings is an all ages venue
SECURITY: There will be very tight security with NYPD stationed outside (no drugs, gang colors, no violence, no weapons)

Tickets are as follows:

General Admission: $40
VIP tickets: $80
Full Booth Tickets: $100 per person (Must purchase 4 for a booth)

You can purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster.com or in person at The BB Kings Box office in Times Square. For sponsorship opportunities call 917-355-3456 or E-Mail promoradio247@Gmail.com

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