Celebrating Florida's Entertainment Industry

The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame ShowSunday November 4, 2018

 We will have an announcement of an expanded show in June


Don Felder Talks About his Florida Roots 

Don Felder, renown guitarist of the Eagles and co-writer of their biggest hit 'Hotel California' talks about growing up in Gainsville, Florida with schoolmates, Stephen Stills, Bernie Leadon (also of the Eagles) and Tom Petty who he gave guitar lessons... 

Jaco Pastorius: 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee


Sam Moore one of the all-time greatest soul singers was a member of the soul and R&B group Sam & Dave from 1961 to 1981. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 


Ed Calle: 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee


It’s always a big pleasure to hear my brother Ed Calle playing with such a beautiful sound and warm interpretation on any style with any instrument 

 Bravo Ed!!!   -- Arturo Sandoval 


Peter Graves: 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee

Check out this great video

NEWS UPDATES: Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Concert 18

 A Show for the Ages...   

The 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Concerts featuring several of Florida's most esteemed entertainers will be held 

@ the Mizner Park Amphitheater

 of Boca Raton

Show & Schedule Announcement soon

The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame: VOTING PROCESS

Wayne Koss and Yanni

Artists and music industry personnel receiving award nominations and subsequently awards were meticulously gathered from internet balloting to Florida entertainment industry club promoters and bookers, agent’s producers, engineers, musicians, radio personnel with an equal proportion of ballots in each area of the state in effort to provide fairness.

The voting ballots host national and local artists that divide nationwide prominence artists a separate category than club acts that are on local regions within the state. This provides local scene acts an opportunity to share in the awards that don’t have the broad notoriety yet are equally talented.

The selected recipients this year are among the top in voting yet not necessarily in order of the highest number of votes. Due to major Florida artists tour routing across the globe and their recording schedules we will be honoring the artists and personnel whose schedule permits them to be present this year and participate. Therefore, other artists chosen to be honored for a Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award can be honored next year or a following year.

This provides the artists, the Florida entertainment industry, fans and media to participate in honoring the chosen alongside capturing the moments on video for now and future generations of fans. The video will contain live performances from the event along with interviews and extra footage related to the awards recipients. The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame concept is built around creating video for major broadcast and DVD that will chronical and represent the states significant artist other than having a brick in mortal building displaying their instruments or belongings.

We have expended multiple years of organizing artists, management and industry personnel on presenting this showcase the best way possible.

Each year we lay a stronger cornerstone where thousands of aspiring musicians, alongside seasoned devoted artists and music industry personnel from the state of Florida will be provided a substantial benchmark for industry honors and achievements. estions, so everybody benefits.

A Note from the FMA Chairman

Wayne Koss with the Bee Gees

Bee Gees; Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb with Florida Music Awards Chairman Wayne Koss

 The mission of The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame is to recognize the most creative and substantive artists and industry personnel, alongside significant music achievements of yesterday and today from the state’s music composers, songwriters, producers, engineers, radio personalities... and to place all in the history annals for posterity.
 Moreover, recognizing and honoring deserving talent! That's what its all about. I don’t know of any field that has more spirited passion that motivates great works than the music business. No industry like the arts has so many talented individuals that place importance of their work over higher monetary opportunities,” said show Chairman Wayne Koss. The show schedule(s) have a strong emphasis on music performances with brief award presentations and video reels. Another feature of the shows will be the unique collaborations taking place among artists. Several celebrities and music industry personalities will present awards with special hosts.   The group of individuals involved in this production are fueled by a passion and mission to nurture intrinsic talent, while providing them a valuable mass-market media audience from a (U.S.) state that is notably second only to California in entertainment business revenue. Moreover, Florida encompasses a vast melting pot of music styles of genres articulating trends and extending a plethora of excitement to all. Furthermore, it’s a scene that is growing deeper in culture and greater with a 20 million plus population within and close to 100 million tourists annually.   The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Shows will be advancing this exciting culture across the universe with this show’s expansive production while providing a strong base for subsequent generations. After all, music is the best universal language and a peaceful method in bringing the world together in harmony.   Wayne Koss - Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Chairman

Florida Music Awards News Coverage 2017

 ABC 10 NEWS  FEATURE - Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame 2017 Kick Off

with Burt Reynolds... 

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"Immensely honored to be included in this Hall of Fame entourage" - Dana Paul  2017 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductee

"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.


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