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EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2020 dates, opens applications, and premieres 2019 aftermovie

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2020 dates, opens applications, and premieres 2019 aftermovie
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Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its seventh annual event, opening applications to perform, and premiering the 2019 aftermovie exclusively on NEPA Scene, the longtime media sponsor of the conference.

Last year’s ECMC featured performances by over 150 bands from seven states in 12 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.

Once again, the Electric City Music Conference teamed up with Scranton media production and web development company Ionic Development to produce the recap video of the 2019 music conference, festival, and award ceremony:

The aftermovie covers a lot of ground from Thursday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, featuring raw, live moments from performances by Alma Mater, Behind the Grey, Bitter Bones, Black Hole Heart, Black Nihil, Boys of Fall, Crock Pot Abduction, The Frost Duo, Gabby Borges, Gus the Savage, DJ Hersh, Joe Lombardo, Jordan Ramirez & The Tribe, Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms, Kyle Demko of Always Undecided, Mahantongo, The Maguas, Michael “Duds” McDonald of E57, Phriend$, Send Request, The Tisburys, Threatpoint, Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night, and many more shot at The Bog, Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club, the Irish Wolf Pub, The Keys, Stage West, and The V-Spot.

The talented team behind the video is Justin Goreschak (producer, technical director), David Lange (cinematographer, editor), and Teresa Whitehouse (camera operator, production assistant), with special assistance from Joe Kane and Melissa Short.

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

Conference organizers say that major changes can be expected for the 2020 event.

“We’re focusing on rooms that makes sense but are still diverse in genre. We’ve been listening to bands suggestions. Also, we’re in talks with a few new venues that will provide amazing opportunities for bands. Finally, the Steamtown Music Awards will be receiving a major overhaul. It’s been seven years. The conference keeps growing and our team needs to grow. We can’t do it all on our own anymore. We’re working on that,” ECMC co-founder Joe Caviston said.

“Stay tuned for major announcements, coming to you via NEPA Scene, of course.”

Electric City Music Conference 2020 timeline:

Monday, Feb. 10 (today): Electric City Music Conference performance applications open
Monday, March 2: Steamtown Music Award nominations open
Tuesday, June 30: Steamtown Music Award nominations close
Sunday, July 19: Nominee and lineup announcement event
Thursday, Sept. 10: Steamtown Music Awards
Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12: Electric City Music Conference

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

See NEPA Scene’s photos from the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony at The V-Spot in Scranton here.