Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Feb. 27
Sunset Sessions Rock
Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions are music-industry conferences that give new artists an equal platform to be seen and heard by top executives in the entertainnment industry. Sunset Sessions attendees include music supervisors from film, TV, games & sports, record labels, managers, publishers, press, radio stations, networks, and booking agents.
There are two Sunset Sessions conferences a year in Southern California -- the AAA in February and Sunset Sessions ROCK in June. Other events include SXSW in Austin TX, a national tour, and an annual international songwriter retreat. Sunset Sessions supporters include The Recording Academy and Entertainment Tonight. Sunset Sessions also supports non-profits such as MusiCares, OneVoice, Wounded Warrior, and others.
Sunset Sessions Rockwill be held at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Carlsbad with ightly main stage shows at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Four of Southern California Rock Radio Stations (91X, FM 94.9, KX93.5, KIOZ) are uniting to present this industry showcase and convention together.
Erik Logan, President of OWN and Harpo Studios, will be the keynote speaker.
Among the 30-40 artists peforming are Semi Precious Weapons, Open Air Stereo, Scott Weiland, Gary Calamar, DJ Muggs for “Cross my Heart and Hope to Die,” TODDZERO, The Heartist, and The Last Internationale.
Sunset Sessions was instrumental in the launches of artists such as Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The Black Keys, Five for Fighting, Dead Sara, AWOLNATION, Ryan Adams, Fun. Colbie Caillat, Sia, Zac Brown Band, James Blunt, Joss Stone, Needtobreathe, Pete Yorn, Grace Potter, ZZ Ward, John Butler Trio, Beware of Darkness, Vintage Trouble, Tristan Prettyman, Everclear, Gary Clark Jr, Bob Schneider, Donovan Frankenreiter, Susan Tedeschi and others. The event also hosts legendary favorites such as Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana, Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Cliff, Sammy Hagar, Lucinda Williams, Wayne Coyne, Ziggy Marley, Billy Corgan, POD, Richie Sambora, Jewel, Roseanne Cash, Stephen Stills, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Serj Tankian, Jack Tempchin and Toots & The Maytals.
Sunset Sessions is the music industry’s only conference in which new and established artists perform on the same stage as equals. It is an intimate community of powerful and passionate music moguls, artists, and professionals including Erik Logan / President of Oprah Winfrey Network, Marc Geiger / Head of music for William Morris Agency, Danny Goldberg / GoldVe Entertainment, Tom Davis / President of Local Voice Media & many radio stations, Alexandra Patsavas / President of Chop Shop, Kevin Lyman / Creator of Warped Tour, Livia Tortella / former president of Warner Brothers Records, Bonnie Greenberg / Ocean Cities Entertainment, Cliff Chenfeld / President of Razor & Tie, Gene Rumsey / former CEO of Concord Music Group, Trudy Greene / HK Management, Mastin Kipp / The Daily Love, Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith / Agape International, Daniel Glass / President of Glassnote Records, Marianne Goode / All Music Media Group, Karla Escobar / Entertainment Tonight.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1 p.m. to midnight
- Cost: $15