LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival is a jam-packed weekend full of panels, seminars, parties, events and performances. Happening in the beautiful Lancaster County Convention Center and surrounding venues from April 23-26, industry go-getters and artists are encouraged to meet, network and further their careers all weekend long. Throughout the exciting weekend, LAUNCH Music Conference takes over downtown Lancaster featuring nearly 200 artist showcases from all over the country, representing a variety of musical styles – from rock, folk, pop, punk, singer/songwriter, Americana, indie and more. Already announced marquee events include: I the Breather, Badfish, Atreyu, Alien Ant Farm and (hed) p.e., and Mo Lowda and The Humble. To continue the excitement, LAUNCH Music Conference is thrilled to unveil their full lineup which can be viewed here. Organizers have spotlighted seven of their top selections to celebrate their 7th annual Conference & Festival including:
From Ashes To New – Central PA
“Stay This Way” Music Video
Friday night, April 24th at LAUNCH, you cannot miss this amazing opportunity to se FATN on the main stage in Freedom Hall at The Lancaster County Convention Center, main support to Atreyu. With repeat, heavy rotation on satellite radio and terrestrial radio stations throughout the country, as well as 400,000+ views of their debut video on YouTube, From Ashes to New is one of the hottest modern rock bands in the country! We are honored to host them at LAUNCH 2015.
Face The King – Long Island, NY
“You, Me, & The Sound” Lyric Video
FTK recently announced signing to Central PA veteran indie label, CI Records, and looks to enjoy a HUGE 2015/2016 surge. The band’s live performance is among the most moving in the rock genre, raging with passion and precision rarely seen, and truly remarkable. Storied performances at CBGB Fest in Times Square in NYC, on Vans Warped 2014, and at virtually every music festival up and down the East Coast, make Face The King a can’t-miss showcase Saturday evening at LAUNCH 2015. Fans of Muse, Radiohead, Coldplay and the Fray, mark this one off on your schedules!
Carousel Kings – Central PA
“Hope” Music Video
CK has done some AMAZING things since their LAUNCH 2014 record release party (for their sophomore album, “Unity”), where they shared the stage with Panic! at the Disco and Kingsfoil. After a successful, full U.S. tour with For The Win, Summer 2014, Carousel Kings toured Asia in the Fall, playing throughout Japan & China. This year, CK has already completed another US Tour, has an East Coast run down to play South By So What Festival in Texas, and has 21 dates on the forthcoming Vans Warped Tour, after which, they will tour Europe for the first time!
Jamall Anthony – Rock/R&B Exton, PA
“Love and Other Drugs” Music Video
Jamall Anthony recently released his debut single, “Love and Other Drugs” through the Fastrakk music network. Jamall is a unique blend of Rock with R&B/Pop sensibility, appealing to a broad audience. Always a bright smile, perfect pitch, and a lot of heart and soul, this is a performance to include in your LAUNCH weekend plans.
Chip Greene – Nashville, TN
“Everything About You” Music Video
Music fans get TWO chances (Fri & Sat night) to see Chip Greene at LAUNCH 2015, and with good reason; Chip is the REAL DEAL. Hailing from Nashville, TN, don’t be too quick to pigeon-hole Chip as a country artist. Chip is an amazing songwriter and vocalist, borrowing ever so slightly from the Americana/Modern Country-vibe, while delivering infectious, emotional, melodic rock songs. Chip has performed at LAUNCH MC&F in the past, and is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Stacked Like Pancakes – Towson, MD
“Suburban Superhero” Lyric Video
People, this is just plain FUN FUN FUN! Coasting a full horn section, rocking’ guitars, and poppy rock vocals, SLP just makes you want to smile for miles and dance til you drop! Fans of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sugar Ray, Goldfinger, & Smashmouth, THIS is your party stop Saturday night at LAUNCH 2015, a perfect way to usher in the sunshine season on the outdoor deck at Marion Court!
Rachael Sage – New York, NY
“Wax” Music Video
This NYC artist will grace the stage at the storied pub and live music venue, The Lancaster Dispensing Company on opening night at LAUNCH 2015 (Thursday April 23rd). Rachel’s rich, soulful voice is a sound for soar ears. Reminiscent of the great female solo artist of the last 10-15 years, such as Alanis Morrissette, Jewel and Norah Jones, this performer is among our top pics for LAUNCH 2015.
Last week LAUNCH Music Conference announced their partnership with The Entertainment Institute (TEI) who will be providing a day long workshop run by founder Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour) and their final list of panelists including Mike Ziemer (Third String Productions/South By So What!?), Michelle Manghise (Drexel University), JB Brubaker (August Burns Red), and Matthew Greiner (August Burns Red) to name a few.
For a full list of panelists please head over to LaunchMusicConference.com now. Those interested in attending the thrilling weekend are encouraged to purchase Weekend Badges which include the entire day-time conference portion of LAUNCH 2015, both Friday and Saturday, as well as the nighttime concert attendance. For more information on the various badges available, see below.
LAUNCH Music Conference is sponsored by Heineken, Fireball, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Disc Makers, Millersville University, Strongbow, Lancaster County Convention Center, Substream Magazine, York College, Atomic, Herr’s, The City of Lancaster, The Catalyst Publicity Group, CI, drop cards and Gerhart Coffee.