Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 Denver Music Summit

Create Denver, in partnership with WESTAF, announces the 2015 Denver Music Summit (DMS) taking place at the McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Avenue.

National in scope and local in focus, the Denver Music Summit brings together musicians, industry professionals, civic leaders and music enthusiasts for educational programming, live performances and policy engagement. This 3-day Summit provides a platform to share ideas, inspire ingenuity and develop new models of music-driven economic development and community building.

As Denver emerges as a national hub for music, we invite the public to join in on the conversation, networking and live performances taking place each night of the Summit that showcase our vibrant local and national scenes and explore new channels of collaboration. Musicians attend daytime panels, research presentations and workshops to help develop a sustainable career while extending their creative vision.


Denver Music Summit Full weekend Pass, Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26 ($35 Limited). Join us for the full weekend of events.

Friday, April 24 - Denver Music Summit Opening Night ($10)
Doors at 7pm
Join us opening night with live music from QBala, Land Lines and collaborative performances with local and national acts including  Dana Falconberry, Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem), Joshua Trinidad, Elena Moon Park (OneBeat),  Maria Kohler (Kitty Crimes), Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers),  Luz Elena Mendoza (Y La Bamba, Tiburones) and more.  
Light hors d'oeuvres & drinks provided.

April 25 & 26 - Denver Music Summit Workshops, Panels & Keynote ($10)
Saturday Doors at 10:00am, workshops 10:30-5pm
Sunday Doors at 10:30am, workshops 11am-2pm
Working musicians attend daytime panels, research presentations and workshops to help expand their fan base, enhance their brand, learn key industry trends, and make connections to develop a sustainable career while extending their creative vision. Keynote lunch with special guest Thao Nguyen (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down). "Listen Local: Music In the Mile High City" seminar hosted by Bryce Merrill focuses on the latest study findings on the economic vibrancy of Denver's music community and industry panels.

Saturday, April 25 - Denver Music Summit Two-Way Street ($10)
Doors at 7:30pm
Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra (MSCO) presents, Two-Way Street featuring Denver's story-telling ensemble, The Narrators and hosted by David Rutherford (CO Public Radio CPR).  This compelling collaboration unfolds as The Narrators respond to three musical masterworks: The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartok, and The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart through story-telling.  While on the other side of the street, The Narrators fashioned stories to which MSCO will react and respond with music that illuminates and completes their narratives.
Light hors d'oeuvres & drinks provided.

Sunday, April 26 - Denver Music Summit Closing Party with NPR ($10)
Doors at 4pm
National Public Radio presents the All Songs Considered listening party, hosted by Bob Boilen (NPR) with guests Jessi Whitten (OpenAir), Thao Nguyen and Xavier Dphrepaulezz.  Imagine an evening with a room of music enthusiasts listening to songs, rating them from 1-10 and sharing in conversation about what you love, or don't love and why.  Live performances from Strawberry Runners, and NPR's Tiny Desk contest winner, Fantastic Negrito.
Light hors d'oeuvres & drinks provided.

For full schedule and more information, click HERE.

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