If You Are an Artist or Work In Music and are Looking to Learn, Connect, and Be Inspired…
Then the full Confluence experience is for you. Here’s what to do:
1Secure your all-access pass. Similar events can cost hundreds of dollars. A Confluence All-Access Pass, which includes the music, is only $75. Even if you can’t make every session, this is a great value. With an All-Access Pass, you will be able to attend every part of the conference and all music, coming and going as you please.
2Look over the conference schedule. The panels are staggered so you can catch at least part of every panel. Note the ones that most interest you.
3Scroll down for tips on how to make the most of your music experience
4When you get your all-access pass, RSVP for the Opening Party on October 17 at Middle C Jazz featuring Abby Bryant and the Echoes (you’ll get an email). Beautiful venue, great band, beer and wine, full menu available for order. It is going to be an amazing night—but space is limited.
5Pass in hand, check in at registration at the Opening Party or starting at 8:30am on October 18 at the Hamilton, inside AvidXchange Music Factory. Have your Eventbrite ticket ready on your phone, which you will show to get a badge and wristband.
6Grab your program and some Summit coffee and head to the back of the Hamilton for the first panel. Prepare to learn and be inspired.
7Don’t forget to network! There are some amazing panelists at Confluence. Introduce yourself and exchange info.
If You’re a Music Fan First…
The Music Pass is for you! Here’s how to do it:
1Get your music pass! It’s a steal at $35. The pass gets you access to every single show. Even if you can only make it out one night, it’s worth it. But…
Do consider the all-access pass. Even if you’re just industry-curious, there are some great panels, and you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with lots of artists and industry types. At just $75, it is a steal, even if you can only hit an afternoon or two.
2Look over the music showcase schedule. The showcases are organized by genre. Choose a couple per night that interest you. Maybe there is a particular act you want to catch. Maybe you’ve always wanted to catch a show at Petra’s. This is your chance to do all of that.
3Not familiar with many — or any — of the bands? That’s OK! Look at their bios, maybe look up a couple on Spotify. The sets are all 20-40 minutes. So if you’re sitting in a venue and you’re like, yeah, this isn’t for me, just head to the next spot! Easy-peasy. Need more help? We got you.
4But be open to discovery! Confluence magic happens when you stick around for the next set by someone you’ve never heard of and are blown away.
5Note that the venues are clustered.
- Wednesday Night
Starlight on 22nd, Free Range Brewing, and Neighborhood Theatre are all within a mile or so of each other in NoDa.
- Thursday Night
Petra’s and Snug Harbor are two blocks apart in Plaza-Midwood.
- Both Nights
Stage Door and Pianodrome are a few blocks apart in Uptown, and Middle C is between the two.
is also very close to the three clusters above.
6Don’t try to do it all! Note your must-do’s and build your itinerary from there.
7Use ride-share! Parking can be hit or miss in these neighborhoods. They are all close. Why not be safe and save time by getting a ride to the front door of your chosen venue?
8Finally, when you discover your new favorite act, tell them! Buy merch if they have any. Follow them on social and streaming. And snap and post away. Let them know you love them, and tell a friend to tell a friend.