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Women in the Arts Festival update at Steve Wildsmith

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Women in the Arts Festival update

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Remember back in March, when we told you about the 2010 Indiegrrl International Music Conference and Festival that’s taking place in Knoxville next month? We finally have some more details.

It features 65 showcase artists over four days, with the bulk of the conference taking place at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Conference Center but other venues participating, including Preservation Pub, Sapphire, Downtown Grill and Brewery and more. Main stage featured artists are Jen Foster, Tret Fure, Tori Sparks, Karen E. Reynolds, Hudson K, Vicki Blankenship and The Posse Band, Suzi Ragsdale, Steff Mahan Band, Joelle Madison, RJ Cowdery, Leo & Lauren, Jackboots and more.  Four-day armbands are on sale now at www.indiegrrl.com; they get you into all participating venues and cost $25. They’re sold online exclusively, and on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Conference Center main stage from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. only.

One-day armbands will be on sale each day for $10 and can be purchased at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Conference Center Main Stage and Preservation Pub in Market Square. The conference part of the event will feature workshops, panels, and keynote speakers on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Conference Center.  All educational forums being presented are designed to enhance the independent artist’s entrepreneurial development and also include a song critique panel and a song placement panel.  This event is open to anyone to attend — both women and men. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment will be the keynote speaker on Friday.  Jen Foster of Fosterchild Records and the Nashville Songwriters Association will be the keynote speaker on Saturday. Other notable presenters and panelists are Lisa Aschmann author of “1,000 Songwriting Ideas,” Barbara Cloyd of Bluebird Café Nashville, Bill Pere of the Connecticut Songwriters Association, Todd Steed, Jason Wilburn of Sure Fire Music Nashville, Robyn Taylor Drake of Trio Productions Nashville and more.

Full workshop schedule and presenter bios listed on the www.indiegrrl.com website.  Conference passes are $100 if purchased by July 30 and will allow access into all workshops, showcase venues, the conference kickoff party on Thursday, and the exhibit hall.  One-day walk up conference passes will be available for purchase on both Friday and Saturday for $50.

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July 20th, 2010 at 4:03 pm