The San Diego Music Thing music and media conference, now in it's seventh year, will take place on Friday September 12th and Saturday September 13th. The conference attracts aspiring professionals, industry leaders, musicians and students. Day time events include interactive panels, round table discussions, mentoring sessions and discussions with industry professionals taking place at the Town & Country Resort Hotel. This years featured speaker, Moby, is considered to be one of the most important dance music figures of the 1990's helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America. Through the course of his career Moby has sold over 20 million albums, headlined Glastonbury, and continues to push himself creatively making innovative and inventive work. His 11th studio album Innocents was released late last year to critical acclaim.
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The Music Fest portion of the conference, taking place in the evening, will include performances from over 150 local and national musical acts performing at venues through out San Diego including the Casbah, The North Park Theatre, Soda Bar and the 91x Next Big Thing Stage. For a full list of venues visit HERE. The evening shows will include performances by critically acclaimed artists Deap Vally, Dengue Fever, Liars, Meg Meyers, Barcelona, Earth, Retox, Moth & the Flame, Moving Units and more. The full list of performers can be found HERE.
Sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Company and the City of San Diego's Commission for Arts and Culture, all proceeds from the San Diego Music Thing benefit the San Diego Music Foundation, a non-profit that develops music programs through out San Diego County. The original program was "Guitars for Schools," a partnership with Taylor Guitars to introduce guitar to music curricula in San Diego schools, as both a way to augment existing programs and to offset the loss of arts instruction due to budget cuts. Since it's inception the program has helped over 45,000 students from grades K -12.
Two Day and Single day passes to the conference and night time showcases event are available now at http://www.sandiegomusicthing.com/buy-tickets. Single show tickets will be available on August 4th.