The Annual Malibu Music Awards Coming to The Malibu Country Mart for the Third Time

On September 25, 2010 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the Malibu Country Mart in Malibu, the Annual Malibu Music Awards will be held for the third time in its history. The event will be hosted by nationally recognized Showtime, VH1 and E! comedian and producer, Nadine Rajabi. Celebrity host and selected award presenters will arrive for their 6:30pm red carpet appearances in Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and other luxury cars provided by EuroCars (

The Malibu Music Awards is dedicated to bringing music back into schools in the Malibu area. The night of the event guests are welcome to bring unused instruments that will be donated to Our Conservatory (, guests will experience a silent auction and cocktails along with live performances by well known artists, upcoming artists, and local artists.

All proceeds of this nonprofit event will go directly to two local Malibu charities involved with music. The Malibu Symphony Association and Our Conservatory ( are both 501c3 non-profit charity organizations that will benefit from the 2010 Malibu Music Awards. The charities that are directly benefited by this event comprise the heart of the fundraiser.

All ticket holders will have the opportunity to experience emerging brands through the gift bags they will receive. Gift bags are sponsored by Shakti Mat with a portable acupressure mat valued at $39.95 (, and include the following products; a couture notepad by Carolina Pad ( ); Crunk Energy Drinks (; natural blueberry antacids by Brainard’s Natural Remedies (; environmentally friendly leave in conditioner by I.C.O.N. Products (; and an organza bag of lavender buds from Zen’s Purple Garden ( ); and eyeshadow samples donated by Concrete Minerals (; 2 tickets to The Kit Kat Girls Show at any venue; an Aveda bounce back card; a bottle of T’s Hot Sauce; a $10 off WaterWorks, as seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

VIP guests will receive a drink ticket for Reed's Ginger Root Soda ( , USDA Certified Organic Tequila Alquimia, GQ Magazine’s Tequila of the Year, ( or wine from local wineries such as Ritual Wine ( The 40 VIP ticket holders will also be seated in the premium seating area towards the front of the stage. VIP guests will be gifted with swag bags, which include apparel from Thriving Ink, which features art created by a global community of independent artists (, a make up compact provided by Concrete Minerals (, two VIP tickets to The Kit Kat Girls Show at any venue and a pair of crystal pasties, a gourmet chocolate goodie bag donated by Diane Kron at K Chocolatier (

Several of the nominees include Colin Hay, Tanya Tucker, Master P, Albert Lee, The Malibooz, Beverly Craviero, Julia Holland and The Bunotes, Dick VanDyke, and Moi Navarro among many others.

Award categories include the Men At Work for Humanitarian Music Award, Country Music Legend Award, Music Legend for Community Service, Guitar Legend Award, Best British Invasion Group, Malibu Composer of the Year, Malibu Music Educator of the Year, Best Malibu Vocal Group, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the winner of the Malibu Music Awards/ Sonic Bids Song Contest will be revealed. In addition, several music students local to Malibu will be honored for their musical achievements.

Presenters at the event include Lauren Wenger and Betsey Armstrong, 2008 silver medalists on the US Olympic water polo team (; Gabrielle Stone, who is knows for horror franchise feature films and who will be seen in the upcoming film Watch Island; Danielle Bisutti is another award presenter, she appears on the Nickelodeon television show True Jackson, VP as Amanda Cantwell; Joel Diamond, former President of CBS Records; and Guerin Barry, former performer in the band Sha Na Na.

The silent auction includes a guitar autographed by country singer LeAnn Rimes, a one night park and fly package for a deluxe room and 7 days of parking at the Burbank Marriott donated by the Burbank Marriott, six personal training sessions over a six week time period is donated by celebrity trainer Christian Cianfrani, a 2-night stay at the Blue Iguana Inn in Ojai (, a 2-night stay at the Emerald Iguana Inn in Ojai (, a tote bag full of produce washing products from Eat Cleaner ( ), a gift set from M.Fredrick clothing store including an assortment of camisoles in addition to a gift card to the store, a recording session at Great Music Studios, 2CDs from artist Mishka and j.k.livin’ products donated by Matthew McConaughey’s record label, clothing items and sweat bands donated by Knoxx Gear (, designer throw pillows by Andrew Sebastian (, a facial gift certificate worth $100 and an acupressure session worth $85 donated by Dr. Anna Brantman, an Aveda basket worth $120, two season tickets to Malibu Stage Company worth $90 each.

Talent will receive one week of the Ultimate LIFE Experience worth $4,650 at Live In Fitness Enterprises ( in Marina Del Rey, CA, which includes personal training, two massages, a luxury one bedroom apartment and meals from California Fresh and Fit (

Last year’s recipients for the Music Awards include: Tom Petty, Pink, Hans Zimmer, Horace Silver, Lou Adler, Leslie Bixler, Steven Ravaglioli, Scott Hosfeld, Presley Tucker, Carol Bayer Sager. Mort Lindsey, who won a Grammy for his work with Judy Garland and worked with Merv Griffin, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Griffin’s granddaughter and Miss Malibu Teen, Farah Griffin.

About the Malibu Music Awards:

The Malibu Music Awards was created to honor music artists, composers, songwriters, lyricists and those who are connected to the music industry. The MMA honors the achievements of successful entertainers, songwriters, publishers and others who contribute positively to the music industry and community at large. In addition to honoring national and international music artists, the MMA also recognizes new and emerging musical talent and supports musical education in schools. Proceeds from the 2010 Malibu Music Awards will go to non-profit organizations Malibu Symphony Orchestra and, a Music Instrument Library for Kids.

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