5th Annual San Diego Music Thing to Feature Many Concerts and Conferences | This Weekend - September 14th and 15th

September 11, 2012

The San Diego Music Thing (SDMT) conference is now in its fifth year drawing music industry professionals, talented musicians and aspiring professionals to beautiful San Diego, California for two days of live music, conferences and lectures all over America's Finest City.

The Stone Foxes ROCK!
This year's SDMT will be held on Friday, September 14th and Saturday the 15th with daytime events including panels, mentoring and demo review sessions and an acoustic pool stage, held during the day at the historic Lafayette Hotel in North Park.  In the evening, over 170 performers, including Alejandro Escovedo, Stone Foxes, Ben Taylor,  Hunx and His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, Nite Jewel, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Voxhaul Broadcast and more will take stage at venues around San Diego.  Featured speakers for this year’s event include the inimitable Chuck D from Public Enemy Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Martin Atkins (TourSmart) and more.

Other notable panelists at this year’s event Corey Daniel (ToolShed), Nadine Gelineau (The Muse Box), Kristin Thomson (Future of Music Coalition), Howard Han (ReverbNation), Stefan Goldby (Buzzine), Tim Godwin (Taylor Guitars), Glenn Litwak (Law Offices of Litwak and Havkin) and more to be announced.

The annual event is presented by the San Diego Music Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides experiential music programs to San Diego County schools via its Guitars for Schools Program, organizes the San Diego Music Awards show and provides professional development opportunities to the community’s musicians.  Proceeds from both the San Diego Music Thing and the San Diego Music Awards benefit the Guitars for Schools Program.

For more information on the event, including the complete list of bands and panelists, or to purchase tickets visit www.sandiegomusicthing.com.