Next Big Nashville, Music City’s quickly growing festival and music conference, is now less than two weeks away. The four-day extravaganza gets underway Wednesday, October 7, and runs through Saturday, October 10 with performances in numerous Nashville venues.
The lineup of over 150 musical performers includes an eclectic mix of locals and out-of-towners such as Lucero, The Black Angels, “Ten Out of Tenn,” Lord T & Eloise, Jemina Pearl, Nico Vega, “NBN Honky Tonk Takeover,” “Next Warped Nashville,” David Vandervelde, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Dexateens, Cortney Tidwell, Venus Hum and many more.
The conference, which will take place between the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts at Vanderbilt Universty and the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre, includes panels such as “How Nashville Became Music City” with Robert K. Oermann, “Direct-to-Consumer: Buy Direct?” and “Everyone’s an A&R Person.”
Founded in 2006 by Jason Moon Wilkins and Ethan Opelt to showcase the diversity of Nashville’s music community, Next Big Nashville has grown into a premiere destination for musicians and music industry workers alike. Schedule and information on how to purchase wristbands at http://www.nextbignashville.net/