Thursday, March 6, 2014

From the Desk of SouthSide

Hey, blogspot readers, it looks to be a VERY busy spring/summer with the following events happening soon. Start making your plans now to attend...

On May 1 thru May 6, it's the 6th Annual CIMM (Chicago International Movies & Music) Festival! This event will feature 70+ films, 50+ bands, 99+ events at venues spread across town in one fabulous city! For more information, visit

On Memorial Day weekend (May 22 - 26) at San Antonio Recreation Area (located in Bradley, CA) it's Lightning in a Bottle International Music & Arts Festival. And this year, the organizers are boasting a HUGE lineup featuring Moby (DJ set), Little Dragon, Gramatik, Gold Panda, The Human Experience, Sol Rising, Slow Magic and many many more. Tickets on sale now.  For more information, visit

On June 5 - 8 at Mulberry Mountain (located in Ozark, Arkansas), it's Wakarusa! This event features 4 days, 5 stages and 100+ bands such as Bassnectar, Umphrey's McGee, Papadosio, Boombox, The Knocks, The Revivalists, Manic Focus and many many  more rockin' the stage ...some performing multiple sets. For more information, visit

August 2014 at House of Blues Chicago, it's the annual I AM (Independent Arts & Music) Fest which will feature 10 bands rockin' this venue's legendary stage as well as local artists, vendors and craftsmen during the one-day festival. This one of a kind event has had bands like I Fight Dragons, The Energy Commission, A Birdsong Valentine, Social Focus, Eagle Trace, RayIsDude and more ...perhaps this year, it could be your band opening in one of the two slots left ...that is if you survive the battle of the bands first. Now is the time to sign-up and be a part of history, blogspot readers! Contact Kayla at for details. For more information, visit

Sept 5 - 8 in Milwaukee, WI, it's the 4th annual Yellow Phone Music Conference, a 4-day gathering of talented artists and music professionals featuring those who are positive, forward thinkers and engaging discussions such as Social Media Habits ...Oh What A Web We Weave, Let's Make A Deal! - Record Companies And Modern Age, and So ...This Agent Walks Into A Bar... - just to name a few of what will be discussed this year. For more information and registration, visit

Until next time, support your local scene,

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