Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Music Festival

This is EXACTLY the type of growth I am speaking of in the debates.

World Music Fest finds home here
Published: September 23, 2008 11:12 am

The United States Entertainment Force, in conjunction with the Roots Music Association, will present the World United Music Festival, a three-day, 150 band music event that will take place at a 500 acre site, behind the outlet malls off Centerpoint Road in San Marcos on Nov. 14, 15 and 16.

The World United Music Festival is not just an event; it is for a great cause. The United States Entertainment Force, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization helps the families of deployed troops and wounded soldiers, and the Roots Music Association (RMA), supports the independent artists and is dedicated to the development of “Roots” music in all of its varied forms.

The festival will raise funds and provide support for ongoing Roots Music Association educational programs as well as for families of troops that are deployed overseas.

The festival will feature 150 multi-genre bands being connected to over 300 radio stations and industry labels from around the globe.

The eight stage, three-day festival promises to be an historical event for musicians, industry heads and the 100,000 festival attendees projected to attend.

These performances will include, but not be limited to, Country, Western, Blue Grass, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, Zydeco, Tejano/Latin, World, Reggae, Western Swing, Roots/Americana Country and Roots Gospel genres.

Along with the music festival, the Roots Music Association Radio and Music Industry Convention will be held at the brand new Embassy Suites Convention Center located minutes away from the festival. Seminars will be held Friday and Saturday with speakers addressing emerging issues in the ever-changing industry of radio and music production and its relationship with labels and the future of the music industry on the World Wide Web.

For tickets and more information call 392-4997.