The Southern Entertainment Awards Celebrates 7 Years In Memphis, TN

The annual Awards Show & Conference kicks off March 4-7, 2010

Nashville, TN—The Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference celebrates its 7th year in Memphis, TN, March 4-7th, 2010 at the Cook Convention Center in the heart of downtown Memphis.

“Memphis has long been noted as the birthplace to blues and rock & roll which are ancestors to the rap movement and we are excited to make history with our seventh anniversary in such a historic city,” shares Co-founder and Event Coordinator, Janiro Hawkins II.

For six years the SEA’s have served as a platform for independent talent, throughout the Southeast, to be celebrated amongst their peers.  The Conference has provided a creative and educational outlet for participants with panels, showcases, mingling sessions and an awards presentation.

Each year the public is encouraged to nominate industry movers and shakers in categories for DJ’s, promoters, artists, models, publicists, media outlets, adult entertainment, and visual artists.  At this time nominees are campaigning to win the coveted Southern Entertainment Award and voting ballot will be open until December 15th.  More than 50 awards will be given out on March 7th.

Days prior to the awards, March 4-6th, emerging talent and veteran industry executives will grace the Cook Convention Center hallways making business deals, listening to industry panels, and showcasing their talent during invite-only listening parties.  The evenings will also host 10-pin Hustlin' @ Primetime Sports Bar, and Sushi, Sake' & Seduction @ Blue Fin.

Impacting more than 5,000 careers, the SEA’s has no intention of slowing down its efforts and will continue creating an avenue for talent within the Southeast region (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas).

The host hotel is the Memphis Marriott Downtown, 250 N. Main St - Memphis, TN 38103, and the panels will be hosted in the adjoining Cook Convention Center.

Tickets for the 7th Annual Awards Show will be held at the Canon Center, 255 N. Main St - Memphis, TN 38103, are on sale now and available through for $30.

For more information about sponsorship, performance opportunities, hosting a listening party, or hosting a SEA after-party please contact Janiro Hawkins,

For media inquiries regarding the Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference please contact MEPR Agency,