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About

Music Cities Convention
Huntsville, USA

18 - 20 October 2023

On 18 - 20 October, 2023 Music Cities Convention will be travelling to Huntsville, Alabama, USA for its 12th global edition.

The event will take place in the prestigious Von Braun Center and will feature presentations, panels and roundtables to showcase the latest best practices exploring the use and importance of music in the development of cities all around the world. All of the above will be combined with several live music events and exciting networking opportunities. 

The three-day event follows the publication of the Huntsville Music Audit and Strategy that aimed at creating a more dynamic music environment, from education to creation, production and performance, in a way that strengthened Huntsville’s growing economy.

 

During the two convention days, we’ll discuss topics such as global music city policies, music & economic development, music and technology, music and education, the role of music in future cities, the night time economy, supporting musicians, city & place branding, music tourism, music & real estate, music for community building and more.

We’ll also be offering delegates a complimentary music tour of Huntsville, where we’ll explore the city’s main music attractions with the full details to be announced soon.

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The Saturn V Hall of the U.S. & Rocket Space Center where the Closing Ceremony of the Convention will take place 

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Conference days

20+ Presentations & Panel Discussions

20+ countries represented

Official online event hub

25+
Speakers

Live music
events

400+

Delegates

Topics to be covered

Global music city policies, music for economic & social development, music & health, music & technology, music & education, role of music in future cities, night time economy, supporting musicians, city & place branding, music tourism, music & real estate, music for community building and more.

Who should attend?

City leaders, musicians, festival/event directors, real estate professionals, economic development professionals, academics, music industry professionals, night-time economy managers, culture officers, non-profit leaders, for-profit executives, tourism directors and anyone else with an interest or focus on how music is instrumental in creating vibrant and sustainable cities.

Organisations Attending

24HourDallas (USA), Alabama Music Hall of Fame (USA), Auckland City of Music (NZL), Berklee College of Music (USA), City of Austin Economic Development Department, Music & Entertainment Division (USA), City of Nashville (USA), Diversify The Stage Programs (USA), Fundación Plades- Frutillar Ciudad Creativa (CHI), Heva Fund LLP (KEN), Hoodo Mural Festival (USA), Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission(USA),  Live Nation Spain (ESP), Macon Arts Alliance (USA), Mercer University (USA), Music Business Association (USA), Music Export Memphis (USA), New New Festival (USA), Nighttime Economy Solutions (CAN/GBR) Southbank Centre (GBR), The Pop District/The Warhol Museum (USA), Visit Fort Wayne (USA), Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee/BVI Tourist Board (GBR).

Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm Official Opening Reception & Music Cities Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

  • 9.00am - 10.00 am Registration

  • 10.00am - 5.00pm Full Conference Day

  • 5.30pm - 9.00pm Evening Reception 

Friday, October 20th, 2023

  • 9.00am - 10.00 am Registration

  • 10.00am - 4.00pm Full Conference Day

  • 4.30pm - 9.00pm Closing Reception 

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Join the Official

Event Group!

Join the official event group on our Music Cities Community and start networking with other attendees!

Get your event ticket and then request access by clicking on the button below:

 
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Host Partners

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Music Cities Awards Headline Sponsor

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Supporting Partners

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Become a sponsor

If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, then just get in touch with Cristina for more information at cristina@sounddiplomacy.com.

Any questions?

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