Teen Bands Showcase at House of Blues

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation and Bringing Down The House

Young Musicians Connect with Industry Professionals and Perform on the Legendary House of Blues Chicago Stage

Music Forward Foundation (Music Forward) is a national nonprofit that invites and empowers young people to enter the music industry and enrich it with a diversity of voices both on and off the stage. Focusing on young people ages 12-22 in under-represented communities, we set the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to kick-start musical careers, and inspire the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators by bridging community and industry to generate a more vibrant and inclusive workforce pipeline.

Bringing Down the House is an incubator for emerging young musicians. Mentored throughout the program by leading industry insiders, 13-19-year-old artists learn music business strategies and develop knowledge and confidence for a career in the industry. This pipeline program provides a month-long series of interactive workshops where participants connect directly with industry experts who hail from companies like Live Nation, The Marketing Arm, ReverbNation and more. Following the intensive workshops, artists get the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned and perform live on a legendary stage.

The live showcase will feature performances by local young artists of various musical genres including blues, rock, hip hop, jazz, R&B and more. The 2018 line-up at House of Blues includes:

  • Adem Dalipi 
  • B.O.A.R.D.
  • Jack Romero & The Genies
  • KingTrey
  • Noiramad

The shows are free and open to all ages. Free tickets are available from the participating bands, online at www.houseofblues.com/chicago as well as at the box office on the day of the showcase.

House of Blues Chicago
Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 pm
Like all of Music Forward’s programs, Bringing Down the House is designed to create            transformational experiences for young people, connecting passions to professions. This showcase helps promote talented, aspiring musicians, brings awareness to the Bringing Down the House program, and accelerates Music Forward’s mission of creating a more vibrant and diverse music industry.

This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Media and any music industry professionals are invited to enjoy this special opportunity to learn more about our program, as well as promote aspiring young musicians from your city. Music Forward staff, partners and/or artists are available for media appearances, and can shed light on topics including: youth; emerging artists; local entertainment; the nonprofit/philanthropy sectors; the economy (diversity and inclusion, work-force development, career preparation); human interest; local community news.

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