by Dan Emmons
For seventeen years, the Millennium Music Conference has helped directly connect music industry professionals with up-and-coming acts through a variety of educational avenues. Bands have the opportunity to and spend their time learning the tricks of the trade at panels, trade shows, clinics and workshops at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA. The Millennium Music Conference provides those opportunities and even offers one-on-one mentoring giving bands the chance to get honest feedback on their music and career choices.
During the day, the convention center plays host to all of those educational aspects and gives the artists a fantastic chance to network. At night, Harrisburg, Camp Hill and the surrounding town’s 30 venues transform the area to a hub of music, featuring over 300 bands from the convention.
The conference, which started on February 14th and concluded on the 17th, had one particular showcase for Best of Philadelphia bands. Sponsored by ThatMag! And hosted by ThatMag!’s radio show (ThatRadio) personalities Brian Cronin and Jodie Saueraker, the show took place at an amazing venue called Gulllifty’s Underground. Ten minutes away from the Radisson, the bands absolutely rocked the house in front of fans as well as industry professionals. The bill included The Great Socio, The Lux, The Parsnip Revolt, Song Dogs and The Standing Cinema. Needless to say, Philly was represented very well.
The extended weekend was filled with fantastic opportunities and even better music. If you are an artist or in a band that is ready to take it to the next level, you need to do some research on the Millennium Music Conference. It very well could provide you with the guidance to get from the garage to the main stage. The MMC is a necessary stop along the road to success