Big local Showcase!

next level

We are proud to announce we will be playing The Next Level Showcase! Creative Sonoma and The North Bay Hootenanny are teaming up to bring you the Next Level Showcase and Conference on April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Next Level is designed to celebrate the musical talent and exploration occurring across the County and to provide advice and expertise to help local musicians move their careers

The Showcase…
Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, the first two days of Next Level, will be a three-stage showcase of exceptional local and regional musical talent at Events at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square. FRIDAY will feature performances by Mr. December,Oddjob Ensemble, Lungs and Limbs, Manzanita Falls, Rainbow Girls, Kevin Russell & His So Called Friends, The Spindles, Saffell, Cricket, Dale Henry Geist. SATURDAY will feature performances by Royal Jelly Jive,BATTLEHOOCH, Secret Cat, Ashley Allred, Kendra McKinley, The Timothy O’Neil Band, Rags, Sally Haggard, Ismay, The Mosey Boys,Travis Hayes, Kristen Pearce, Sebastian Saint James, Eight Belles, Francesco Echo and ANTIPHONY. The full showcase schedule is posted at

The Conference…
The third day of Next Level will be a day-long conference at Chop’s Teen Center where attendees from our local music scene can learn directly from regional and national music industry professionals. Panel discussions will focus on topics including getting booked, developing a fan base and licensing your music, as well as a keynote address from Griff Morris, manager of artist and industry relations at Amazon. The conference will also feature regional musician Lia Rose, whose music has been heard on ABC’s Nashville, in conversation with her producer/engineer Stephen Hart. Other presenters include Al Evers (A-Train Entertainment), Chris Faville (Mongrel Agency), Josh Norek (Regalias Digitales/Latin Alternative Music Conference) Julie Schuchard (Tricycle Records) . Representatives will also be in attendance from the GRAMMY Awards, West Coast Songwriters Association and other national resources. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to submit proposals to win one of five $2,500 grants to help them take their careers to the next level! A schedule of the speakers is at Hope to see you all there!

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