The Countdown Begins for the 7th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards and Conference

The Annual Awards Show and Conference kicks off March 4-7, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN (January 8, 2010) --- The countdown begins for the Southern Entertainment Awards and Conference which will celebrate its seventh year in Memphis, TN on March 4-7, 2010.  The conference and awards will be held downtown at the Cook Convention Center and Canon Center (respectively).

"Memphis is known for the birth of blues and Rock & Roll which are ancestors to the rap movement and we are excited to make our mark on history with our seventh anniversary of the Southern Entertainment Awards," said Co-founder and Event Coordinator, Janiro Hawkins II.

On March 5th and 6th, emerging talent and veteran industry executives will convene to the Cook Convention Center hallways making business deals, listening to industry panels, and showcasing their talent during invite-only listening parties.

Panel Schedule:

Friday March 5th

12:00-1:30pm (video)-Artist Image

2:00-3:30pm – Marketing & Promotion

4:00-5:30pm – Indie vs. Major

Saturday March 6th

11:00-12:30pm –Production (make a beat a classic)

1:00-2:30pm –The DJ Movement

3:00-4:30pm –Digital Music

The coveted award show will be held March 7th, hosted by Solo da Come Upp Kidd, and will present over 50 awards to nominees in the categories of DJ's, promoters, artists, models, publicists, media outlets, adult entertainment, and visual artists.  Performances will be given by Finesse da Boss, Christelle, Malaki, Diablo, Drumma Boy & Drum Squad, Sparkdawg, Skai, and Big K.R.I.T.  The SEA’s will present Impact Awards to those who have served as an impact to the music industry and the culture of the independent music scene.  Special tributes will also be made in honor of Lil Buna and Victoria Smith.

The host hotel is the Memphis Marriott Downtown (ask for the SEA room block), 250 N. Main St., Memphis, Tenn. 38103, and the panels will be hosted in the adjoining Cook Convention Center. Tickets for the 7th Annual Awards Show are available at for $30.

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

For media sponsorship, interview opportunities, or media credentials please contact MEPR Agency,