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EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2019 dates, premieres 2018 aftermovie

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2019 dates, premieres 2018 aftermovie
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Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its sixth annual event and premiering the 2018 aftermovie exclusively through NEPA Scene, a longtime media sponsor of the ECMC.

Last year’s conference featured performances by over 150 bands from five states in 10 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony with many new awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. As the largest event of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this celebration of the diverse local music scene is much more than a music festival, bringing hundreds of artists and music industry professionals together annually to meet and network while recognizing and showcasing established and up-and-coming musicians.

Organized by music promoter Joe Caviston and Graces Downfall singer Kenneth Norton, the ECMC teamed up again with Scranton media production and web development company Ionic Development to produce the recap video of the 2018 music marathon:

The aftermovie covers a lot of ground from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, featuring raw, live moments from performances by Abby Vail, The Aegean, Alma Mater, Behind the Grey, Black Tie Stereo, The Boneflowers, The Charming Beards, Doghouse Charlie, Dreamers Like Us, E57, Ed Allison, Epoch Failure, Eye on Attraction, Gold Steps, Graces Downfall, Jordan Ramirez, Kyle Rebar, Lucas Hex, Nowhere Slow, Patrick McGlynn, Planning for Burial, Send Request, Steve Werner, These Idol Hands, Thomas the Red, Three Imaginary Boys, Traverse the Abyss, University Drive, and Will Wood and the Tapeworms at the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Crotti’s on Ash, Harry’s, the Irish Wolf Pub, The Keys, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, and The V-Spot.

The talented team behind the video is Justin Goreschak (producer, technical director), David Lange (creative director, cinematographer), Joe Kane (production assistant, camera operator), Teresa Whitehouse (camera operator), and Nicole Dalbo (camera operator).

After looking back, the conference it now looking forward to its sixth year, releasing dates for applications, nominations, and events in 2019.

Electric City Music Conference 2019 timeline:

Monday, Feb. 25: Electric City Music Conference performance applications open
Monday, March 4: Steamtown Music Award nominations open
Saturday, June 29: Steamtown Music Award nominations close
Sunday, July 14: Nominee and lineup announcement event
Thursday, Sept. 12: Steamtown Music Awards
Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14: Electric City Music Conference

Stay tuned to NEPA Scene for more exclusive updates coming soon.

See our photos from the 2018 ECMC announcement party here, the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards here, and the entire Electric City Music Conference here. Listen to Caviston and Norton talk about the conference and the awards in depth in Episode 75 of the NEPA Scene Podcast: