Relix Live Music Conference Announces Panels on Festivals, Touring and More

March 29, 2018

The second annual Relix Live Music Conference will take place at Brooklyn Bowl on May 8 and 9, and the event will offer two full days of panels and discussions covering various facets of the live music business. Today, the conference revealed five panel lineups for this year, featuring an eclectic mix of industry professionals sharing their insights on topics like touring and album cycles, festivals, sponsorships, using public spaces as concert spaces and the restoration of a legendary venue. 

See what these five panels have to offer below, and keep up with all Relix Live Music Conference schedule announcements and updates at their website. Tickets are still available here

Touring and Album Cycle: Portugal. The Man

Members of Portugal. The Man’s team, including band manager Rich Holtzman, Atlantic Records’ Nick Harvey and High Road Touring’s Matt Hickey, chat with moderator Kirk Peterson and delve into the plan and execution behind the group’s latest album Woodstock, the tour in support of it and the surprising meteoric success of album single “Feel It Still.”  

Case Study: Superfly

The group that founded veteran festival company Superfly—Kerry Black, Rick Farman, Richard Goodstone and Jonathan Mayers—sits down with Relix co-editor-in-chief Mike Greenhaus to discuss their unique position in the live-music world and what’s next for their ever-growing organization. 

Parks and Rec
While some challenges are common to any performance venue, there are also a unique set of risk and rewards in using public places as concert spaces. Moderator Chris Burrows of Bowery Presents speaks with a group of people who know that all too well, including Go4Dindas Productions’ Jon Dindas, SummerStage’s Erika Elliot, Founders Entertainment’s Tom Russell, Steelman Production’s Kurt Steelman and Jack Walsh of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn.

Sponsorship
Brand partnerships have the opportunity to put points on the board for all of the parties involved, including fans. Moderator Joe Killian explores the best approaches in striking a balance to achieve this with Wasserman Media Group’s Molly Bailin, MAC Presents’ Jessica Beutler Abel, AEG’s Andrew Klein and ROAR’s Liz Norris. 

Restoring a Rock Palace
Get a look behind the scenes at the revival and resurgence of Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, which was purchased by Peter Shapiro in 2012 and reopened as a modern music venue that has hosted an array of big-name acts in the years since. WFUV’s Rita Houston talks about the venue’s unique story with Shapiro, members of The Capitol Theatre team Tom Bailey and Stefanie May, Marc Allen of the Jerry Garcia Family, MGM Resorts’ Maile Housel and Bowery Presents’ Anthony Makes.