WEB EXTRA: Aspiring musicians given opportunity to pitch their music to industry professionals

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) As a part of the city’s 200th Anniversary and in partnership with We Are Memphis, Springboard Memphis is taking over Visible Music College to provide aspiring musicians the opportunity to pitch their music to industry professionals and bring music lovers an event in what feels like a grassroots “American Idol” or South by Southwest.

The conference begins on May 31 with a two-day band boot camp, an opportunity for emerging artists from all over the U.S. to take the stage and showcase their talents in front of veterans and professionals in the music industry followed by intimate, VIP unplugged performances.

Dozens of bands from around the country will be here for the conference with more than twenty Memphis bands invited as well to showcase their talents and seek industry advice.

The boot camp portion of the event will be hosted at Visible Music College downtown. Dr. Ken Steorts, President of Visible Music College, says that this event is a huge opportunity for up and coming bands to get the business side of their operation in order.

We hope that the bands that come to Springboard here at Visible will be more educated about what they need to do to become more professional and they’ll be excited about Memphis and feel like this is something I needed, says Steorts.

The event ends on Sunday, June 2, with a Band & Brew Crawl, a full-day celebration that brings together all 50 bands and solo artists on multiple venues on Beale Street. The Band & Brew Crawl is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online.

To learn more about Springboard Memphis, click here.

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