Triple A Conventions Update
February 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM (PT)
There are several conventions of interest to the Triple A community taking place this year.
First off is the 14th annual MICHELE CLARK’s SUNSET SESSIONS taking place FEBRUARY 17th-20th at the LA COSTA RESORT & SPA in SAN DIEGO. Once again, radio programmers and music supervisors will be gathering to discuss the issues of the day, as well as see over 30 artists showcase their music. Acts just added to the bill include STEVIE NICKS, JOHN WAITE, AUGUSTANA, SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & JOHNNY IRION, BLAME SALLY, SURFER BLOOD, ANDREW ALLEN, MTRADIO AND EMLY HEARN.
For more info, visit sunsetsessions.org.
The 23rd annual INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE takes place the same weekend (2/17-2/21) at the MEMPHIS DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT and COOK CONVENTION CENTER. More than 200 sanctioned acts will be performing this year ,including PIETA BROWN, TONY FURTADO, SUSAN GIBSON, WILL KIMBROUGH, PATTY LARKIN, JIMMY LAFAVE, SHANNON MCNALLY, DANNY O’KEEFE, MICHELE SHOCKED and KEVIN WELCH.
In addition to the performances, registered attendees participate in workshops, panel discussions and peer-group meetings. The conference also features the Folk Music & Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, an exhibit hall, community outreach concerts and much more.
For more details about the conference visit folkalliance.org.
The 11th annual NONCOMMVENTION is set for MAY 19th-21st -- again presented by WXPN/PHILADELPHIA. This gathering focuses on the concerns and issues of the public-radio segment of the Triple A community. In addition to informative sessions and presentations, there will be plenty of artist performances. And this year the gathering will be held at the brand new WORLD CAFE LIVE AT THE QUEEN in downtown WILMINGTON, DE.
Early acts announced include NEW YORK DOLLS, DEVOTCHKA, G.LOVE, JOHN POPPER & THE DUSKRAY TROUBADOURS and JAMES MCCARTNEY. In addition, two important keynotes are planned: "World Cafe" host DAVID DYE will interview ROBBIE ROBERTSON, and legendary artist manager CLIFF BURNSTEIN will give his perspective on today's music business in a conversation with convention organizer DAN REED.
Get complete details on the NONCOMMvention home page at thetop22.com/non-commvention-2011.
Last but not least, the FMQB TRIPLE A CONFERENCE, will return to the ST. JULIEN HOTEL AND SPA in BOULDER, CO, AUGUST 10th-13th. For the 19th year, the Triple A community at-large will gather to discuss the issues facing the format and to watch both established artists and newcomers in variety of settings.