Next Big Nashville Announces Initial Lineup
Wristbands and VIP Badges Now On Sale
Next Big Nashville (NBN), Music City's premiere music festival and conference, has begun announcing their line up for this years festival.
As if Nashville didn't already have a name for itself (cough cough, Music City), Mayor Karl Dean recently put together the Music Business Council with board members including: Jack White, Emmylou Harris, and NBN cofunder Jason Moon Wilkins, to ensure this beautiful city lives up to its name in all facets.
This year, Next Big Nashville will be opening its doors a little wider to national and major label acts, while still keeping true to its theme of supporting those who got their start/are getting started here in Nashville.
The Next Big Nashville music festival and conference runs from Wednesday, October 7th through Saturday night, October 10, 2009.
NBN Kickoff Night will feature the Nashville Music Awards Opening Night Reception on Wed. October 7th at Cannery Ballroom followed immediately the Nashville Debut of the new Ten Out of Tenn lineup presented by Brite Revolution with opening performances by Los Angeles groundbreaking vocal group SONOS, Andy Davis and others as well as performances in the Mercy Lounge.
This year the Second Annual NBN Creative Conference will be held at The Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. There will be daily Conference VIP events as well including the Third Annual BMI/Guitar Center VIP Brunch at Cabana.
Tickets for individual nights as well as Wristbands and VIP badges are currently on sale at www.nextbignashville.net. Scroll down to see what a Wristband and VIP Badge will get you.
All The Way From Michigan, Not Mars Premiere (Rosie Thomas documentary, Rosie will be performing after the movie), WE FUN (Nash-made documentary on the Atlanta underground music scene, featuring Black Lips & King Khan), and more.
Lucero, Black Angels, Jemina Pearl, Ten Out Of Tenn, Jessica Lea Mayfield, David Vandervelde, Nico Vega, Lord T & Eloise, Heypenny, The Protomen, SONOS, American Bang, Madi Diaz, Bear In Heaven, Rosie Thomas, Other Girls, How I Became the Bomb, Howlies, BLACK GOLD, Disappears, Amy LaVere, The Non-Commissioned Officers, eastmountainsouth, Dukes of Daville, Space Capone, Sarah Siskind, Dignan, The Rocketboys, Matt Friction & The Cheap Shots, Heavy Cream, Mikky Ekko, Steve Moakler, Courtney Jaye, Jeremy Lister, Butterfly Boucher, Michael Ford Jr. & Apache Relay, Luna Halo, Future, Civil Twilight, AutoVaughn, Phosphorescent, Mike's Pawn Shop, Downtown Handshake, Cortney Tidwell, Caitlin Rose, Megan McCormick, Chris Crofton & The Alcohol Stuntband, Pico Vs Island Trees, Modoc, The Clutters, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, Eureka Gold, Twin Tigers, Andrew Belle, KS Rhoads, The Civil Wars, Paper Navy, Venus Hum, The Young Republic, Mean Tambourines, Oblio, Roman Candle, Tyler James, Trent Dabbs, Brenn, Parachute Musical, The Champion and His Burning Flame, Shoot The Mountain and many more.
NBN is delighted to welcome the fine folks at Future Sounds (WOXY.com/ The Hot Freaks/ The Rumble) onboard as sponsors of all three NBN nights at the legendary Exit/In. ASCAP, BMI & SESAC will all return with stellar showcase lineups for this year as well!
Expect NBN's now-notorious Afterparties to be even livelier in 2009 including a blowout closing night event in the Cannery Ballroom/Mercy Lounge parking lot on Sat. Oct. 10.
Wristband - $40
Description: Access to 4 Days of incredible music by artists ranging from unknown newcomers to blog-buzz BIG-shots at Nashville's premier venues including Exit/In, 12th & Porter, Cannery Ballroom, The End, The Rutledge, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, The 5 Spot, Bluebird Cafe, Belcourt Theatre and more. The wristband also gets you into exclusive NBN afterparties as well as delivering special NBN-only discounts at select retail outlets, bars, coffeehouses and restaurants during NBN week.
VIP Badges- $100
Description: All the goods that come with wristbands, plus NBN VIP Events (including the Third Annual BMI/Guitar Center Brunch at Cabana). The VIP Badge is also your ticket to see the Second Annual NBN Creative Conference featuring panels and presentations from innovators and industry experts alike at the illustrious Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts at Vanderbilt University. Not to mention the NBN VIP Bag (stuffed with premium swag) and more.
For more information on NBN, check out:
Next Big Nashville Official Website