Local music festival returns for second year, doubles as music business conference
Between the Waves Festival runs from June 14-17
MADISON, Wis. — Between the Waves Music Conference and Festival returns to Madison this weekend, providing musicians with the knowledge to pursue, the expertise to implement, and tools to guide them toward earning a living making music and having a good time doing it.
Musicians, educators, and music industry leaders, many with local ties, will band together for an immersive experience built on inspiration, instruction, networking, and support. They’ll explore topics like songwriting, music technology, marketing, creative arts law, and revenue streams, among other business matters.
When the festival debuted last year in Madison, it wasn’t clear what the event was trying to accomplish or why it deserved a chunk of the limited amount of funding the City of Madison devotes to music programs each year.
This year, the locally-focused music festival and music business conference is back and even bigger than last year.
Friday night, a hip-hop showcase will take over the High Noon Saloon, featuring a lineup of MCs who either work in Madison or have made a significant impact on the local music community. Headlining is Lucien Parker, a onetime UW-Madison student who has been in the business for five years.
A graduate of UW-Madison’s First Wave program, rapper Broadway Muse, will also take the stage.
Student get into the festival for free if they pre-register here . Otherwise, it costs $20 at the door of the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Several local sites will host the second annual festival.
Bos Meadery: 849 East Washington Ave.
The Brink Lounge and Nightclub: 701 East Washington Ave.
High Noon Saloon: 701 East Washington Ave.
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