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'Independent Music Fest' / Nashville. Come Play!

07-10-2013 | Music Events

'Independent Music Fest' / Nashville. Come Play!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2013) -- More than 200 performing artists and songwriters from around the world will visit Nashville's Music Row from Oct. 4-6 (Friday-Sunday) for the "Independent Music Fest".

Performers and songwriters will take the stage along Demonbreun and Division streets at the top of Music Row from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at entertainment venues such as the Music Row Best Western.

The Best Western also will host "Speak To A Pro" one on one and group mentoring music industry information networking areas, from Noon.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Attendees can receive hands-on advice, critiques and advice on topics such as stage presence, the craft of songwriting, recording techniques, publishing, song plugging, contracts, product development, audio podcast development, video production, management, and publicity.

For the first time, members of the general public can register separately to attend one-on-one brainstorming sessions and "Speak To A Pro". Artist mentors will be available to answer your questions about the business of music.

The annual "Indie Music Masquerade " will feature costumed dancing from 7 p.m.-midnight on Oct. 5 (Saturday) in the Music Row Best Western Lounge. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Songwriters can introduce their new songs by performing at a special "open mic" stage located between Demonbreun and Division streets.

"The 'Independent Music Fest' is an exciting career building must for Indie artists and songwriters at all levels," said Cornelius "Popcorn" Robertson, founder and coordinator of the festival. "More than 100 music community volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public."

"We are a laid back gathering that represents the past, present and future of independent music." Popcorn continues. "We are from all walks of the industry, from all genres. We focus on live performances, education, networking and parties on multiple stages. The focus of our Fall event is concerned with combining serious Performing Indie Artist with Music Creators. Musical performers will include the historical past, present and future of Independent Music."

To register to attend, volunteer, trade services or for more information about the "Independent Music Fest", visit , send an email inquiry to , or call (615) 424-1491.

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