Springboard Music Festivals, dubbed the “music discovery festival”, announces its third location and debut in Memphis, Tenn., May 31 - June 2. For three days, emerging artists from all over the world, industry professionals and locals will gather at the Visible Music College to celebrate the future of music.
The conference and festival begins on May 31 with a two-day “Band Bootcamp” where 50 bands and solo artists cherry picked from the over 3,000 submissions will attend workshops, panels and pitch sessions with veterans and professionals in the music industry. This year’s mentors include Founder of Music World Entertainment and father of Beyoncé Knowles, Mathew Knowles, Guns N’ Roses’ first manager, Vicky Hamilton, and more.
Springboard Memphis culminates on June 2 with the wildly popular Band & Brew Crawl, which will feature all 50 artists performing at stages on famous Beale Street including the iconic B.B. King's Blues Club, Rum Boogie Café and more. The Band & Brew Crawl is open to the public and all proceeds go directly back to musicians.
“The Center for Memphis Music at Visible Music College fully supports Springboard Memphis through our Year for Memphis Music 2019 initiative,” said President of Visible Music College, Dr. Ken Steorts. “This event will be a shot in the arm for the Memphis Music Community and for the wide audience for live music in the region. Artists have been seeking more industry awareness and contacts and the rich depth of artists in Memphis are ready to be empowered.”
Springboard Music Festival made its way to Memphis after years of uber-success in Houston and San Diego. In the past, the festival has mentored and featured over 500 artists and assisted with over 75 career-changing deals including recording, management and publishing contracts. Check out “The Springboard Effect” success stories here.
“When it came to expanding Springboard to another location, we were looking for a real music town with a great history and plenty of talent,” said Founder of Springboard Festivals, Barry Coffing. “Memphis is loaded with everything and thanks to Ken at Visible Music College and David French from the Memphis Brand Initiative we found two amazing partners.”
All proceeds benefit local nonprofit, Year for Memphis Music Scholarship Fund and a nonprofit focused on helping artists create a balance between artistic focus and economic reality, Sustainable Artists.
For aspiring musicians and bands interested in applying, please click here. For the opportunity to partner with this giving-back music festival and conference, please contact Heather Hudson at [email protected].
For more information on the festival making musician’s dreams come true, log onto www.springboardmemphis.com