PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.
Hear her latest work at vedora.bandcamp.com
Hear her latest work at vedora.bandcamp.com
Catch up with Seth at www.facebook.com/seth.yacovone or go see him live at Nectar’s Friday October 2 at 7pm.
“Since before I can remember, I have always had a huge passion for good music. I’m originally from Greenwich, CT and moved to Burlington in 2012 to attend Champlain College. I love attending the live shows available in Vermont because of the awesome music, incredible vibes from people involved, and enjoying all that Vermont music has to offer. Being able to help contribute to an organization that provides good musicians in the Vermont area a chance to be recognized and listened to makes me very excited and grateful. Thank you Big Heavy World for being my portal into the Vermont Music arena!”
“I have always had an interest in music, and as I got older, that interest turned into a passion. Originally, I’m from a small town in northern Rhode Island. I had never even been to Vermont before I moved to Burlington to go to school at Champlain College. The music scene in the small town I’m from was practically nonexistent, so when I moved to Burlington I was amazed by the liveliness of the music scene, and the amount of talented local musicians. I’m honored to be able to work with Big Heavy World and am grateful to be in a position to promote local upandcoming musicians.”
James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World, will be joining a humbling lineup of speakers on October 15 to talk about ‘The Elevation of Agitation: Empowering Cautious Voices & Remembering Simple Truths.’
COLCHESTER, VERMONT (September 9, 2015) – Adam Hergenrother and Hergenrother Foundation are hosting the 4th Annual Ignite Burlington on Thursday October 15, 2015 at The Film House at Main Street Landing.
Ignite is an exciting, unconventional event, designed to inspire, educate, and entertain the greater Burlington community. Ignite events are held in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s ”Ideas Worth Spreading.” Ignite events bring people together in an inspiring, mastermind-like forum, where speakers share their passion projects and inspirational success stories for compelling five minutes, respecting Ignite’s acclaimed mantra, ”Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick.” Click here for more information: www.hergenrotherfoundation.org/events.
Registration and networking from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Presentations begin promptly at 6:30pm.
Tickets are extremely limited and are on sale now for $15.00. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://goo.gl/jNWYZZ
We are excited to announce the following speakers will present at Ignite Burlington 2015:
• Michael Jager – Chief Creative Officer, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour
• Governor Jim Douglas
• Eugene Korsunskiy – Senior Coordinator of Design Initiatives, UVM
• Sascha Mayer & Christine Dodson – Founders, Mamava
• James Lockridge – Executive Director, Big Heavy World
• Tad Cooke – Founder, New Moran, Inc.
• Cyrus Patten – Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont
• Janice Shade & Louisa Schibli – Founders, Milk Money Vermont
• Chris Kaiser – Founder, Vermont Peanut Butter
Hergenrother Foundation’s mission is to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s confident and dynamic leaders by providing the necessary resources, programs, and events for youth to learn, grow, thrive, and develop into outstanding members of their communities. By supporting Hergenrother Foundation, you are investing in the future of your community. Our youth leadership programs and camps will teach youth to dream big, act with purpose and passion, and serve others first. Hergenrother Foundation is also dedicated to bringing educational and inspirational events to the Greater Burlington area, to heighten awareness for the power that every person, regardless of age, can live a life without limits. For more information, visit www.hergenrotherfoundation.org.
For more information, contact Hallie Warner, (802) 488-3439, Hallie@AdamHergenrother.com
“I was born and raised in northern Vermont, in a small town with mostly farms and trees. I grew up with country music (mother’s influence) and rock and roll from the 50’s and 60’s (father’s influence), but have found appreciation for all music. I do not have any musical talents, but love listening to music. I admire anyone who has the skills and drive to express their passion for music, and look forward to working with and supporting them through Big Heavy World.”
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Joseph (yes he’s in there)
Hear the first LP at nothingnowhere.bandcamp.com
The inaugural American edition of Music Cities Convention, to be held at Georgetown University on October 25, is the world’s first series of events to explore the relationship between city planning, strategy, development, policy and the music industry. Its speakers span eight countries, including Norway, UK, Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, and Australia. These speakers are the top global minds from municipalities, regions, academics, consultants and the music industry. Music Cities convenes them to discuss, debate and introduce new thinking, action and structure to develop more vibrant, global cities.
Among the most prominent international speakers are Karen Sofie Sørensen (Executive Director, Brak, Bergen, Norway); Stefan Papangelis (Managing Director, Experience Norrköping, Sweden); Igor Lozada (University Center of Art, Architecture and Design, Guadalajara, Mexico); Mark Gordon (Programme Development, Generator NI, Ireland); Alan Miller (Chairman, Night Time Industries Association, London); and John Wardle (Policy Director, Live Music Office of Australia). The diversity of international speakers attending the conference makes the convention the largest contingent of international speakers to talk about music cities in American history. A full lineup of the convention’s initial speakers can be found here: http://www.musiccitiesconvention.com/washingtonspeakers/
James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World, Vermont’s independent, volunteer-run music office, will participate on the ‘Small Communities, Development and the Global Movement’ panel moderated by Dani Grant, owner and manager of Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Spokesbuzz, Fort Collins, CO. This panel explores, in the absence of a large population base and big-city infrastructure, how smaller communities can discover — or create — the energy, partnerships, and support necessary to keep a secondary music market on the map. Panelists include Karin Wolf, City of Madison, WI and Ben Berthelot, City of Lafayette, LA. Vermont’s presence at Music Cities Convention is made possible in part by a Technical Assistance Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. The Vermont Arts Council Technical Assistance Grants support activities that help Vermont arts organizations strengthen their capacity to serve constituents.
Lockridge has directed Big Heavy World for 20 years, generating partnerships and channeling enthusiasm that supports Vermont-made music of every kind & stage of development. Lockridge has championed inclusion and respect for diversity, and built a widely recognized engine of support for regional music based on these values. He is a cultural heritage advisory board member of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (Vermont’s National Heritage Area) and serves on the King Street Neighborhood Revitalization Corp.
Music Cities Convention is managed and put on by Sound Diplomacy, a European music consultancy founded by Shain Shapiro. A recent article (http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/09/the-slow-death-of-music-venues-in-cities) in The Guardian featured Shapiro and Music Cities; included in the piece’s exploration of how music venues are dying in cities across the world is a comprehensive overview of the convention’s goals and Shapiro’s reasons for launching it. Aside from Sound Diplomacy, Glastonbury booker and The Great Escape co-founder Martin Elbourne and Michael Bracy of Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano initiated the convention.
Music Cities Convention debuted on May 13, 2015 in Brighton, UK to such feedback as “the best one-day conference I have ever been to in my life,” according to David Grice, CEO of Musitec South Australia. Mark Davyd, CEO of UK’s Music Venue Trust, likewise hailed it as “one of the most productive events I’ve ever attended.” Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: http://www.musiccitiesconvention.com/
Photo: The street in Brighton, England where the UK Music Cities Convention debut took place earlier this year, credit Ro Cemm.