Confluence is a convergence of the music Industry in the Charlotte, NC area taking place on August 3, and 4, 2019 at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.
With a spotlight on local musicians, Confluence aims to celebrate, showcase, and develop Charlotte's music scene while being a resource for artists, promoters, venue operators and producers, and the public to aid in developing Charlotte's music identity.
Confluence is both music festival, platform, and conference featuring two days of live performances and panel discussions that cover topics on Artist Development, Marketing/Revenue Generation, the Economics of Live Shows, the Booking Process, and Songwriting/Recording by bringing in local, regional, and national professionals and advocates in these areas.
The confirmed industry professionals include: Paul Lohr / Dolph Ramseur / Eric Knapp / Gregg McCraw / Jim Mallonee / Mike Kitchen / Leah Ross / Benton Wharton / Tony Arreaza / Tim Scott Jr. / Chris Garges / Jessica Tomasin / Jason Bieler / Dane Page / Leo & Kelly Solis / Jason JetPlane / Ellie Schwarz / Kevin Hopkins / Keith Richards / Adam Bratton / Jessica Tomasin / Catherine Swain / Sara Colée / Jim Avett / David Childers / Evan Brice. Moderators include: Joni Deutsch, Taylor Winchester, Garret Woodward, Catherine Swain, Jeff Fissell.
The music lineup has been announced as well - artists include: Dexter Jordan, The XMEN, Orquesta Mayor, Mike Strauss, Emily Sage, Cyanca, Dane Page, Sinners & Saints, Chócala, Downtown Abby & The Echoes, Jim Avett and David Childers, Jason Scavone, The Hawthornes, Tony Eltora, Jason JetPlane, Junior Astronomers, AKITA, Lovell Bradford, and RevelWood Mission.
Whitewater Marketing Associate Lex Ballard believes Confluence is an important event that aids in fostering both the Charlotte music ecosystem and the Charlotte community.
"Confluence is a vehicle for discovery, learning, and breaking comfort zones and allows the Whitewater Center to be a resource to multiple communities in various ways in that it brings together industry leaders for artists to learn and hear from, it’s able to provide artists a stage to perform on, and it gives the community a place to discover their city’s local artists and to celebrate and support them," said Ballard. "As Whitewater routinely creates dynamic programming around live music, the Whitewater Center has interest not only in creating a space for artists to perform and promoting community and civic interaction through live music, but it has the experience and infrastructure to execute quality festivals on a large scale. Being a hub for communities, Whitewater Center is a natural fit to create a local music festival that aims to showcase and develop the Charlotte music scene."
When: August 3 | 11:00am – 10:30pm and August 4 | 11:30am – 6:30pm
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Cost: Free and open to the public
Web Site: https://usnwc.org/relax/festivals/