Astrand
Going With
​The Flow

Emai Address

Mr. Musk
Jammin Joe Buck

The Kanikapila Rag
Uncle Babe

Trio
​Dennis and Christy Soares

Four 4 You
​Freddy VP

Sunlight Sunbright
​Dennis and Christy Soares

Samurai
STORM

Ukulele Sunshine
Papa Ray

Superstar
Average Joes

​​The Music Of
Dennis and Christy Soares

MAJOR CHANGES FOR 2024.  THE BIMAs WILL RETURN TO THEIR ORIGINAL FORMAT DATING BACK TO 2013.  IN ORDER TO QUALIFY TO SUBMIT YOU MUST BE A BIG ISLAND RESIDENT OR MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS.
1) YOUR MUSIC WAS RECORDED ON THE BIG ISLAND
2) YOU WERE BORN ON THE BIG ISLAND
3) YOU WORK ON THE BIG ISLAND
​4) YOU PERFORM REGULARLY ON THE BIG ISLAND
​IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE BIMAS 2 OR MORE YEARS AND NONE OF THESE CRITERIA FIT YOU, YOU MAY SUBMIT PROJECTS.

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​OR  CALL 808-345-1800

Salsa Hawaii
Rolando Sanchez

Life Is Different Now
​​Frank Kaʻanoʻi

Miss Parker
Diverse Official

Alternative

Commercial World
Bad Papa

CD-Single

Hot Dog Man
Uncle Babe

An Anthology of
​Mele- Lee Gonsalves

The Journey
​ Continues
​Dennis and Christy Soares

Contemporary

My Favs- 3
Frank Kaʻanoʻi

Drop the D
​Average Joes

Will You Still Love Me
​Dennis and
​Christy Soares

CLICK ON COVER TO HEAR THE MUSIC

Her Name Is
Maunakea
​STORM

Down In Lahiana
STORM

What you need to know?

 1) FIVE SUBMISSIONS PER ARTIST
2) FREE TO PARTICIPATE
3) 1-3 AWARDS PER WINNING CATEGORY
4) ANYONE LIVING ON THE BIG ISLAND (WITH EXCEPTIONS)
5) PROJECT CAN BE  PRODUCED ANYWHERE
6) WEBSITE TO PREVIEW ENTRIES
7) VOTING- BALLOTS WILL BE SENT OUT IN JPG FILE FORMAT.  ALSO VOTING VIA ELECTRONIC BALLOTS 

​AWARDS WILL BE DONATED.  NO MONEY EXCHANGES HANDS.  THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY ELATION RECORDS.  CURRENTLY PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO STREAM AND VIDEO THE AWARDS PRESENTATION IN MARCH.

PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE WAY OF HOSTING THEIR MUSIC.  UPC BAR CODE NOT REQUIRED.   PREFER ORIGINAL MUSIC.  COVER TUNES ACCEPTABLE WITH PROPER PERMISSION.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
SUBMISSONS 12/1/2023-1/10/24
FEBRUARY 2024 VOTING TAKES PLACE
MARCH 2024 AWARDS PRESENTATION

A SINGLE SUBMISSION VALIDATES A CATEGORY

Sunlight Sunbright
​Dennis Soares

CATEGORIES


​ANTHOLOGY
COMPILATION
CONTEMPORARY ACOUSTIC
CONTEMPORARY
INSTRUMENTAL
​ISLAND
ROCK
ALTERNATIVE
CD-SINGLE
CD-EP
​SPIRITUAL


Contemporary
Acoustic

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Rock

Select Category (Be sure to include project name)- If you are only voting leave this blank

Coconut Sunshine
​Diverse Official

Sandemonium
​ Sandy Essman

Abrázame
Frank Kaʻanoʻi

Green Eyes
Stef Mariani

Fearless Prayer
Amalia Joy

Tamed by Time
​Papa Ray

Island Brothers​
​Bad Papa

Someday I'll Catch My Wave Jammin Joe Buck

Ku'u Lei ​ Awapuhi
Stacie Ku'ulei

ROTFEST 13
David Nudelman

REENS NATION
​ VIBEZ

Anthology

Peachy Keen
Eyes of Red

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Compilation

Instrumental

Follow the Moon
​Lava Tree Band

CD-EP

So Bad
Kyle Strngz

Steppin' Out
​​Lava Tree Band

My Story In Song
Maggie Herron

Busride to Kalapana
Uncle Babe

Summer Splendor
​Dennis Soares

Ben Mejia
Right Here By Your Side

All In
Kyle Strngz

Spiritual

Now Move
Lava Tree Band

You Know
​This Christmas
Frank Kaʻanoʻi

Lahaina Blues
Frank Kaʻanoʻi

Artist or Band Name

Ukulele

He Is the One
​Freddy VP