ECMC 2019 is 4 days of amazing music from around the world, intimate conversations with industry pros, album releases, street parties, club shows, and more! All throughout Downtown Norfolk.
ECMC 2019 is the ultimate music experience for musicians, fans, and anyone interested in the modern music business. For 2019 we'll feature over 75 live performances throughout Downtown Norfolk at nearly a dozen separate locations. Major venues include Granby Theatre, The Roper Theatre, O'Connor Brewing, The Brick Anchor, Bearded Bird Brewing, outdoor shows and more! Check out the rapidly growing list of performers below!
ECMC is one of the largest music conferences in the US and is dedicated to helping musicians, industry professionals, and those looking to enter the industry make connections and understand how this rapidly changing business works right now. Check out unique networking opportunities, one-to-one mentorships, workshops, top shelf keynotes and special events! ECMC brings you top industry speakers like Matt Starr, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, & more! With a Platinum Pass you can go to all of the regular conference learning and networking events and be first in line for available spots at special events.
The evenings kick off with outdoor events, listening and album release parties, and other chill events ahead of the night's showcases. As night falls the artists take the stages in force and bring music of all styles from all over the world to downtown Norfolk. With a Platinum or Gold Pass you can come and go as you want to every show, party, and event, at every venue, all weekend long! There's no limit to the number of shows you can see or events you can check out. With most events being within easy walking distance the only challenge is going to be deciding which shows to go see! For a VIP experience and access to the tech aspects of ECMC, check out the Multi-Platinum or Diamond Pass!
For 2018 ECMC drew 7300 attendees from 6 countries and 20 states. 2019 is going to be even bigger and better! Several fan-favorite acts are returning and announcements of national acts added for this year, as well as announcement of keynote speakers, are coming soon!
Conference passes (all the seminars, keynotes, workshops, and networking) are limited to just 1000 attendees and are expected to sell out well in advance. Show passes (concerts, club shows, street parties, listening parties, album release parties, and other music events) are expected to sell out as well. Don't wait!
2019 PERFORMANCES BY: Caleb Folks, Danny & Jimmy, Dentist, Destiny Claymore, Dreadnot, Equally Opposite, Every King & Commoner, H3nry Thr!ll, IAmDynamite, Jack Colgan Band, Marcaux, Negro Terror, Sparky Quano, The Poynt, Tornado Bait, Two Hand Touch
2019 SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Seymour Stein (Founder of Sire Records) , Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley), Michael C. Smith, Curtis Clark, Vanessa Ferrer, many more!
Gold Pass For four days ECMC has amazing music events featuring some of the best rising talent in the world in all genres of music. The Gold Pass gets you into outdoor concerts, club shows, and special events throughout the conference. It starts with the opening events and Thursday and ends with a proper sendoff Sunday. In between you don't just get to choose from 75+ acts (see as many as you can!), but you see them UP CLOSE and personal. Fans often get to meet and hang out with their new favorite artist at ECMC because the artists are fans too!
Platinum Pass The ECMC Platinum Pass is everything the independent musician needs to begin moving their career forward. Platinum attendees get access to Conference Programming including seminars, panels, workshops, keynotes, and networking events.
The Platinum Pass also includes the Negro Terror documentary screening (space allowing), various parties, mixing, networking events, and more TBA.
Platinum attendees have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest and freshest minds in the industry and to make valuable connections with other artists and others. Platinum attendees from 2018 reported getting great value from the sessions and the connections they made, and many were able to take advantage of other career-accelerating opportunities at ECMC and after.
Multi-Platinum The Multi-Platinum Pass includes all of the Gold and Platinum concerts and events and includes Limited Access events like The Red Carpet Reception, a conversation between Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and a special guest at the stunning Roper Theatre, special meet & greet opportunities, and more TBA! There are only 450 Multi-Platinum passes so don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of a growing list of special experiences.
Diamond The Diamond Pass is the ultimate ECMC experience. Everything that happens at ECMC is included. Diamond Pass holders can go to every speaker, every show, and every special event and they get special and early access to many. Diamond Pass Holders don’t just attend the Red Carpet Reception on opening night, they have the opportunity to be driven to the theatre and walk the red carpet! That’s just the beginning. Enjoy VIP tents at outdoor shows and other special treatment throughout the ECMC.