Music BC will be partnering with the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit taking place in historic Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle from May 11-13, 2017. Music BC will be showcasing BC artists and participating in the summit and other networking events as part of our commitment to support BC artists and industry professionals.
With funding made possible through FACTOR and The Government of Canada through Global Affairs, BC artists are encouraged to apply to showcase at the Music BC House as part of the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit.“We have no doubts that the Upstream Music Fest + Summit will do great things for BC’s emerging talent and industry professionals and we are thrilled to be taking part. The Pacific Northwest has a vibrant and historic music scene and we applaud Upstream for recognizing that music has no borders” Alex Grigg, Executive Director Music BC Industry Association. “Recognizing that music is a true ambassador, The Government of Canada is proud to be able to support the involvement and celebration of Canadian artists at the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit,” James Hill, Consul General of Canada in Seattle. “The Pacific Northwest has always benefitted from a vibrant music community, but more than ever this music community deserves more exposure, resources and attention,” said Jeff Vetting, executive director, Upstream Music Fest + Summit. “Upstream is intended to help fill a void, with a festival for music lovers of all ages to discover and support emergent artists – and a summit that brings the industry together for thoughtful conversations around the most pressing issues and opportunities facing artists.”