The global convention brings us closer to our ambitions as a city of music
Did you hear? We are only 11 months away from an internationally acclaimed event that will highlight the ambitions of the music town of Huntsville.
Rocket City will proudly host the 12e Convention Cities of Music From October 18 to 20, 2023. Organized by the Huntsville Music Office and Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureauit will explore the importance of music in the development of cities around the world.
With delegates from over 20 countries in attendance, the convention will showcase and celebrate our incredible house and musical endeavors to hundreds of industry professionals.
A variety of stakeholders will be present, from city officials and musicians to event directors, real estate professionals and economic development leaders. Anyone interested in the role of music in creating a vibrant and sustainable city should participate.
The convention will include several panel discussions, presentations and panel discussions. Their aim is to present the latest and best practices exploring the use and importance of music in the development of cities around the world.
Discussion topics will include:
- Global Music City Policies
- Music and economic development
- Music and technology
- music education
- The future role of music in cities
- Night economy
- Accompany the musicians
- City and location branding
- music tourism
- The impact of music on real estate
- Music for community development and more.
The convention will also feature several live music events, afterparties and exciting networking opportunities at various venues including the Von Braun Center, Orion Amphitheater and US Space & Rocket Center. We will also be offering delegates a free music tour of Huntsville featuring the city’s top musical attractions.
All the right grades
The fact that we landed the Music Cities Convention underscores what we already know – this is an exciting time for music in Huntsville. Creating a more vibrant and diverse music ecosystem is something we take seriously as it strengthens our economy and promotes tourism.
Our goal is to strategically cultivate a world-class music scene like no other and be recognized as a premier international music destination.
The caliber of talent we attract to the Orion Amphitheater, Mars Music Hall, VBC, Stovehouse, Furniture Factory, Camp and other local venues continues to impress. Music education is also reaching new heights with the invitation of the Alabama A&M Maroon & White Band to participate in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the upcoming participation of the Huntsville High School Band in the 2024 New Year’s Day Parade in London.
These factors, combined with the efforts of Arts Huntsville, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Opera, the Maitland Conservatory, the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and other community organizations, bring us closer to our goal: become a leading musical city.
Luckily for us, key stakeholders in the music industry are beginning to hear the song we sing. The Music Cities Convention is an opportunity to turn up the sound.
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Huntsville’s music manager, Matt Mandrella, can be reached by emailing [email protected]