COMBO Songwriting Contest Winner Jackson Emmer is hosting a one-day networking event for Colorado music industry professionals on Sunday, May 21st at Swallow Hill Music in Denver. There will be educational panels, performance opportunities, and of course, food.

The event is co-hosted by Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, and sponsored by Mad Dog Ranch Studios and Woodsongs Lutherie. Registration is $25 (scholarships available). There will be people from all corners of the Colorado music world. Please invite people, musicians, and music professionals from within the Colorado community, and holler if you have any questions at all.

More info and registration here:

Program of the Colorado Roots Music Summit:
When: Sunday May 21st, 2023
Where: Swallow Hill Music, 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver, CO 80210
What: SWRFA meetup for the Colorado acoustic music industry/community. Networking, educational panels, performance opportunities.
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 covers meals and materials. Scholarships available.

9:00 – 9:45am – Registration
9:50 – 10:15am – Welcome remarks from Jackson Emmer, Dalis Allen, Swallow Hill Music

Panel Conversations:
10:15 am – 11 am – How to Book Better Gigs – Building Relationships, Building Your Audience. Panelists are Kendall Smith (Talent Buyer at TACAW), Bruce Trujillo (Talent Buyer at Swallow Hill Music), and Phil Einsohn (Manager at 7S Management) – Moderated by Andy Sydow (Middle Class Rock Star Podcast).

11:15 am – 12 pm – Recording 101 – When to DIY, and When to Book A Studio – Panelists are John McVey (Yonder Mountain Stringband, I’m With Her), Aaron Youngberg (Head for the Hills), and Marc Meeker (Rascal Flatts, Jimmy Buffett, Bela Fleck).

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Social Media for Folkies – Panelists are Marisa Kolka (Marketing Manager at Folk Alliance) and Daniel Lorenzo (Digital Marketing Manager at Swallow Hill Music)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – LUNCH

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Official Showcases – 15 min slots (free application link is sent after conference registration is confirmed)

5:00 pm – Farewell – See you soon!

Jackson Emmer

Presented by the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA)
Sponsored by Mad Dog Ranch Studios and Woodsongs Lutherie.
Produced by Jackson Emmer
Hosted by Swallow Hill Music

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