Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Spring Thru Fall Booking Opportunities in Philadelphia Area

2019 Spring Thru Fall Booking Opportunities in Philadelphia Area

DVT Entertainment is proud to be booking the below locations. These are all paid gigs with bonuses for original and unique tribute acts, please read the descriptions for each venue. Some venues might not be the right spot for you please read descriptions.
We are looking for professional artists from performance and a business sense.
Even though the venues have a built in crowds, we expect all artists to promote the shows to optimize draw for each show. All locations are NO COVER unless Noted. 
Please be respectful and not book shows close to the venues, if you do your show may be cancelled. 

When inquiring about a venue please email  

Please provide this information:

Artist Name, Music Style, Link to Music and Videos, Venue Dates Desired

Broken Goblet Brewery
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA

Broken Goblet Brewery is a unique craft brewery that has been making national buzz with their brews. The original small spot became a must play location because of the over all vibe that BGB crated for their customers and artists. The new venue is set to open in May with a large stage which was the original Electric Factory Stage where David Bowie and others performed on. The space has state of the art sound and lighting. It also has a mezzanine looking down on the stage. BGB is owned by musicians along and an incredible staff that makes this location special.
Music Style: All Styles Acoustic to Full Band National, Regional and Local 

Piazza POD Park
Northern Liberties
Germantown Avenue and North Second Street

The latest addition to the mixed-use development at The Piazza, Pod Park introduces a new approach to retail, food and beverage, and recreational programming in Philadelphia. This unique collection offers visitors experiences unlike any existing concept in Philadelphia.

Pod Park is a multi-use park with retail spaces made entirely of shipping containers. Divided into four unique zones and inspired by contemporary art, each section has its own theme and varied attractions. From beer-garden-style dining, enormous art installations, to open-air shopping, fitness activities, and family play areas, Pod Park will be the new destination in the region. Find out how you can be a part of Philly’s next innovative movement in dining and recreation.

Every Friday and Saturday Night will be be providing live entertainment to this new hot spot in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Voice In Depth Article

Music Style: Funk, Soul, Indie Rock, Pop Rock, Rockabilly, Tributes, Jam, Jazz, Blues
 Acoustic to Full Band National, Regional and Local 

1551 W Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia

A cocktail bar and all-day bruncherie located in the Newbold neighborhood of South Philly at West Passyunk Avenue and 16th Stree Our goal at The Thirsty Soul is to be a great neighborhood bar and brunch hang-out and as well as a regional destination that is welcoming to everyone. Our food is a New Orleans (and Southern comfort food) style cuisine with a hint of South Philly (po' boys become yo' boys)! Our bar room reflects our Southern cuisine and is decked out with church decor, including a stained glass bar, pew seating, and a "Pope Chair" that's perfect for selfies. And come peak into our Confessional Booth, which connects our bar room to the Red Room, a cozy space (think Bordello chic) with fireplace and live music (blues, jazz, rockabilly) every Friday and Saturday evening.

Red Room Cap: 40+
Music Style: Funk, Soul, Indie Rock, Pop Rock, Rockabilly, Tributes, Jam, Jazz, Blues
 Solo, Duo & Trio's (Original/Cover)
 National, Regional and Local

The Red Room at The Thirsty Soul with its Bordello Chic ambiance features live music every Friday and Saturday evening   Check out our Facebook page to see who's playing your favorite blues, jazz, rock, soul, or rockabilly genr

Friday, April 12, 2019

2019 South Street Spring Fest May 4th - Meet the Artists on the South Street Stage

2019 South Street Spring Fest May 4th  
Meet the Artists on the South Street Stage
At South St @ Hancock St (Btw 2nd & Front)

Facebook Event Page: Click Here
Spotify Artist Playlist: Click Here

South Street kicks off Philly's summer festival season with a totally free, all day, all-ages celebration of the city's best sights, sounds, tastes and sips. Don't miss out - Saturday May 5th!
Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th Streets. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine! #SouthStFest

* Some of Philly's hottest new bands rocking the street 
* 30+ restaurants/bars serving outside
* Hundreds of boutiques and artists selling their wares
* Free family fun and entertainment
* Free Comic Book Day
* Maifest and Philly's largest Maypole 
* Philly Taco Eating Contest 

Meet & Here the Artists on the Pepsi Stage

Peace & the City Grease
Set Time: 7:10pm

Peace & the City Grease is a Sexy Funk/Rock band forged from the heart of Philadelphia, PA. They have been quickly building a dedicated following by delivering electrifying and high energy performances, always keeping crowds on their tip toes dancing and partying whenever they take to the stage.Front man, Rob Peace, mixes soulful lyrics with powerfully seductive melodies to command the room. Enhanced by some of the funkiest grooves emitting from The City Grease; his interstellar partners Jackie Ooze on rhythmic guitar, Gunn on lead, Brandy Porter on bass, and Sticky Vinny on drums.Peace has been steadily generating buzz early on in their career, and their first single “Lightning” has been featured on NBC during the ’17NHL Playoffs! The group continues to create compelling stories and deliver exhilarating and memorable live performances everywhere they go.

Set Time: 6:10pm

Progressive Deep Sea Horn Core
We wrote a concept album about a scuba diver and his pet octopus. Whatcha gonna do about it?

Set Time: 5:10pm

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, blues and rock and roll, Hambone Relay redefines the modern organ trio with their own brand of high-energy live music.
The Philadelphia-based trio draws their inspiration from such organ greats as Jimmy Smith and Billy Preston while combining funky grooves and dauntless guitar lines in the same vein as The Meters. Staying true to their jazz roots, Hambone Relay’s live shows are a mixture of danceable grooves, psychedelic overtones and improvisational jams that are sure to leave you wanting more.

“Creating your own lane in the music industry isn’t an easy feat, but Philly based jazz/ funk band Hambone Relay have already solidified themselves as one of the grooviest groups on the East Coast.” (James G. - Vain Culture)

Set Time: 4:10pm

We are a funky soul band feeding the world with love thru our music and message!

Set Time: 3:10pm

The Wonder Bars are a live electronic powerhouse from Philadelphia. 
Introspective lyrics, beautiful harmonies, and a myriad of instrumentation tickle the deepest and most taboo of your senses.The relentless drive of live drums and drum machines alike keep your body moving for hours.We want you to feel, and to think.
The Wonder Bars are... Tom Phoolery, DJ HA, Ray Waller, and Timmy Dubs

Set Time: 2:10pm

Emmanuel Ohemeng III and Perpetual Motion is a Jazz/R&B quintet consisting of great Philadelphia musicians. The band was created in May 2016. The band covers songs from artists such as Floetry, Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard and many more. Our goal is to express our views and ideas about life and current events using the platform of music. Because of this, every night is something different. Come and join us on our journey!

Ty Lemar
Set Time: 1:10pm

Ty Lemar is a classically trained ballet dancer as well as a classically trained vocalist. Native of Columbus, Ohio, Lemar inserts his artistry in all forms into his lifestyles and requests the same dedication of his art.

Set Time: 12:10pm

Our special admissions school is based on the belief that the arts provide an unequaled opportunity to foster intellectual growth by connecting arts and literacy. Visual and media literacy skills permeate all subjects at the high school.
We are a performing arts school located in the northeast section of Philadelphia. We include a rigorous academic program for all of our college-bound students. Integration of the arts in all subject areas is emphasized.

2019 South Street Spring Fest May 4th - Meet the Artists on the Pepsi Stage

2019 South Street Spring Fest May 4th  
Meet the Artists on the Pepsi Stage
At Passyunk Ave @ South St

Facebook Event Page: Click Here
Spotify Artist Playlist: Click Here

South Street kicks off Philly's summer festival season with a totally free, all day, all-ages celebration of the city's best sights, sounds, tastes and sips. Don't miss out - Saturday May 5th!
Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th Streets. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine! #SouthStFest

* Some of Philly's hottest new bands rocking the street 
* 30+ restaurants/bars serving outside
* Hundreds of boutiques and artists selling their wares
* Free family fun and entertainment
* Free Comic Book Day
* Maifest and Philly's largest Maypole 
* Philly Taco Eating Contest 

Meet & Here the Artists on the Pepsi Stage

You Do You 
Set Time: 7:10pm

You Do You is a 7-piece new wave funk rock party band from Philly known for their infectious beats and electrifying 70’s-era showmanship. Since forming in 2012, You Do You has drawn comparisons to artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic, Janis Joplin, Chic, Lady Gaga and Phish, and has supported an array of talented musicians that includes Robert Randolph & the Family Band, George Porter Jr. of the Funky Meters, the Dead Milkmen, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas and many more. Led by Katie Feeney’s raw, sultry vocal stylings, the band delivers a powerful performance characterized by tight chemistry and four-part harmonies, wild stage antics, funky grooves and wailing melismas that land somewhere between Whitney Houston and Robert Plant.

Bad Mary
Set Time: 6:15pm


Drawing influence from the likes of Blondie and The Ramones, Green Day and Paramore, Bad Mary has created their own strain of punk that takes you back to New York in the 70’s but with a modern vibe. Following on from their critically acclaimed debut, Better Days, released in 2013, the high octane four-piece group – led by powerhouse lead singer Amanda Mac, Mike Staub (bass/vocals), Bill Mac (drums) and David Henderson (guitar) – split their latest blasts of infectious, in your face songs into two driving EPs, Killing Dinosaurs (2015) and We Could Have Saved the World (2016).
The band makes their home on Long Island, New York and have played classic venues such as Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Electric, Trash Bar, and Highline Ballroom. Bad Mary were in the lineup of Warped Tour when it hit Jones Beach in 2015, the Liberty Music Festival in Philadelphia in 2016, and have scored airplay on U.S., U.K. and Australian radio.

Another Day Dawns
Set Time: 5:15pm

Another Day Dawns is a high-energy hard rock band that was established in 2010 by drummer Nick McGeehan and guitarist Tyler Ritter of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Initially performing classic rock covers, the addition of frontman Dakota Sean ignited their evolution into a full-on original act. Writing music at a breakneck pace, the trio quickly generated buzz across the northeast Pennsylvania region. Another Day Dawns earned opening slots for Fuel, Avatar, Sammy Hagar, Godsmack, Puddle of Mudd, Bad Flower, Trapt, Breaking Ben, 5 Finger Deathpunch, Daughtry, and BuckCherry. They band also accompanied former lead singer of Hinder, Austin John Winkler in his 2017 tour. As one of five finalists in the national NeXt2rock competition, Another Day Dawns took the opportunity to play the legendary Viper Room in LA. Inspiration flooded in the spring of 2017 as Livi Dillon topped off the band’s lineup as their new bassist, and Another Day Dawns was signed to M7 Booking Agency in April of the same year. The band has been writing non-stop ever since, formulating their next masterpiece to share with fans. Although in a creative mindset, Another Day Dawns continues to play shows every week all along Northeast America Through years of extensive show bookings, the band has cultivated a strong and loyal fan base with hundreds of audience members per show, and 10K followers on social media. 

Set Time: 4:20pm

Find the courage to speak your truth.​

New Jersey singer-songwriter Jackie June channels this guiding principle into her 2019 debut EP Wildflower. Truth has remained a challenging force for the songstress, having spent life suppressing her undying passion for music.
Now, secure in her footing and firm in her voice, June shares her story of apprehension with the world, instructing those both young and old that it's never too late to leap forward into your truth. Finally harnessing her voice and speaking as the narrator of her own story, June accesses the most authentic version of herself.​
Wildflower finds kinship with the sonically delicate and lyrically poignant pop discographies of artists from Michelle Branch and Sara Bareilles to Lady Gaga and Adele. And, more personally, June's infectious refrains and whimsical instrumentation harken back to the 90s airwaves that inspired her youth. ​
Having already shared her message of self-love and self-actualization in her singles "Chasing Nightmares" and "All The Colors," June explores a deeper vulnerability in Wildflower, finally taking off her mask and finding beauty in the broken.

Set Time: 3:30pm

Rhett Tierney (pictured center right) and Andrew Napoli (pictured left) joined musical forces as middle schoolers, and they've been playing music together ever since. The band Looseleaf was born from their love of tight vocal harmonies and music from the 60's-70's. In an age of synthetic sound effects and overproduction, Looseleaf prides itself on a no-frills, vintage sound inspired by the blues, classic rock, funk, and reggae.
Over the years, Looseleaf has played all over the Greater Philadelphia Area including venues and events like: Boot & Saddle, Ardmore Music Hall, Milkboy, The Wildwood Blues Festival, Citizen's Bank Ball Park, Bourbon & Branch, and World Café Live. The band notably opened for Questlove at the Pennsbury High School Prom, known as the greatest prom in America. In 2018, Rhett and Andrew shared the stage with Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon's bass player most famously featured on the Graceland album).

Philly Taco Contest
Set Time: 3:00pm

Set Time: 2:00pm

Philly-based alternative rock band featuring Owen Crowley on vocals, Rich Giduck on lead guitar, bass, and vocals, and Sam Tattum on drums and weird faces. Influenced by: Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, Grizzly Bear, Mutemath

Set Time: 1:00pm

We met in 2013, during fall semester of our first year at college. In the five years since, we’ve lived together, eaten together, drank together, studied and argued together, laughed together, written and played together. We’ve played in the same bands, visited the same cities, befriended the same people. For five years we’ve been writing and singing songs for loves lost and loves found, songs for the joy of friendship, songs to grieve pain and death, songs unashamed and unafraid to hope for better days, songs for losing religion, songs for finding it. Our music concerns that which most stirs the human spirit. We need this affirmation, this catharsis, to beat back the isolation and alienation that grows in and between hearts during these changing times. We’re counting on the hope, compassion, and laughter that run through our songs to lead us out of emptiness, and to reach our neighbors where they live.
We’re ready to share this first family of songs in the album called Skippack, named after my hometown—the place from which I have begun every journey of my life, and the place to which a part of me will always long to return. Likewise, I know Tim and I will return to the music, this spiritual home we’ve found, for as long as our hearts continue to need it—and gratefully take with us anyone who wants to stay there awhile.

House of Talent Artist
Set Time: 12:00pm


Friday, March 15, 2019

Vinyl Treasure Series: Vol: 1

Vinyl Treasure Series: Vol: 1

We at DVT Entertainment love music and also love sharing music from all generations. The goal is to do this quarterly a series on great Vinyl Record Treasures that are in our crates. We like to have people engage with the message are to discuss these records and turn us on to some killer Vinyl Recording that are out there. We will introduce out to 8-10 selections per series in all genres. Hopefully you will enjoy - Jim Thorpe

New Wave: Simple Minds - Sister Feelings Call (1981)

Most people know of Simple Minds from "Don't You Forget About Me" and the Once Upon A Time Record. SM started around 1979, This record is their 4th and you can really hear they found their sound semi goth to new wave. The music here is a little haunting yet intellectually structured in the sounds they achieved on SSC. Below is the 1st track of the record " Theme For Great Cities" , I recommend checking the album in full to get a sense of the overall sound at this time.

Jazz/Fusion:  The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It (1975)

Tony Williams is one of my favorite drummers of all time. This record "Believe It" is my favorite it features Allan Holdsworth on Guitar. They don't make Jazz/Fusion like this anymore its funky, technical and drive home hard. There is a lot explorations on this record that make this a masterpiece. Tony's drumming is superb makes this a powerful record. Check out the track "Fred".

Hip Hop:  The Krown Rulers - Paper Chase (1988)

A true Hip Hop classic. I remembering hearing the track "Kick the Ball" at the Sound of Market. it was one of those who's that moments. I picked up the record immediately, it has a very different feel that a lot of the records out at that time. The beats and the rhymes were slamming and still hold strong today. If you don't know about KR than you show wet your whistle with "Paper Chase" below

Rock  D-Generation - No Lunch (1996)

D Generation is one of those bands that should have been noticed on a more national level. The plain just rock with punk and angst influences. I didn't realize this was available on vinyl, I saw an Ebay listing of this and immediately purchased the limited 2 10" disc set. Luckily I had the chance to see them live a few times in NYC and Philly. There are no fillers all songs rock hard with catchy melodies without entering the pop punk world. If  you like rock/punk mix search them out , here is the track "She Stands There"

Punk  Agent Orange - Living in Darkness (1981)

The memories of this album are timeless for me. I found out about AO in 1981 from Skateboarding magazine it was listed in top 5 records at that time. Luckily the Sound Odyssey by my had a copy and at 12yrs old old it was a life changer.  Definitely music to skate by at the time. AO were skate punk, there production was very good and had a commercial feel to as a look back on the record. But songs like "Bloodstains", "Too Young to Die" and very cool sound " Everything Turns Grey" are still in my Spotify playlists today!!!

Proggressive:  Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic (1994 - reissue on vinyl 2014)

Vauxdvihl is must hear Progress Metal band from Australia. Its a release that never got a major push in the prog metal world. Most people stumbled upon the by accident. Their sound is in the vein of Queensryche/Fates Warning but darker and more complex arrangements.  They don't kill you virtuoso guitar solos but like a true prog band take you on a musical journey on each song. It is also one of those bands you need to listen in a whole and few times to really get the brilliance of this record. I was so stoked when this was released on vinyl, it is a treasure to have this. Check out "Separate Ends" for a taste

Metal:  Racer X - Extreme Volume Live (1988)

If you into virtuoso guitar players, you know of Paul Gilbert and Racer X ( MR BIG) . If not and into a straight ahead hard rock/metal band with shredding guitars & vocals in the vein of Rob Halford this right up your alley. They were on the tail end of the metal scene , yet a very popular LA band at the time, they never got to the mainstream at the time. The gained more popularity after the success of Mr Big when more people found out about Pauls insane playing. This live record rips and you can hear the power of this band. Check out "Loud and Clear"

Funk: Prince - Purple Reign in NYC Vol 1 & 2 (bootleg - 1985)

What can be said about Prince? My all time favorite artist. Here is a killer bootleg from 1985 that was released by Parachute Recordings on purple vinyl. The best thing with Prince is two shows are never the same so quality bootlegs from him are treasures to say the least. This is the Purple Reign Tour so all the hits are on hear, some extended jams. There are several tracks from his earlier records many with different arrangements and updating which shows his pure genius at the time, most people wanted PR and by revamping the old tracks probably made people look at his early stuff. Sorry no clip available but worth searching out.

Rare Find: Stray - Stray (1970)

Stray is a Hard Rock/Pysch band out of the UK. Their debut album is an underrated release in 1970. The band itself was so overlooked and probably because they were ahead of their time with the release with the fuzzed out guitars, to mellow psychedelic to hard rocking riffs. They are one of those Nuggets of the British scenes best kept secrets. Here is the full album.

Compilation: Various: Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk (1982)

This is a UK released record and in my opinion the best Punk/New Wave comp of all time. I know its bold but the artists alone should sell along with the mash up cover of Sgt. Pepper. Click Here for the full listing of artists, some of the artists are The Buzzocks, Xray Spex, Adverts, Wire, The Damned, Gen X, Killing Joke, Dead Kennedys, the Vibrators and the list goes on for this 2 LP release. There are copies out there but come at a high price for a decent shape copy.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Music Trends in 2019

Music Trends in 2019

Sorry its been awhile since we posted something on our DVT Entertainment Blog. We took a little much need breather to gear up for 2019. We wanted to put together a lot of information on music trends. below there are several links to great articles about Music Trends. Here are some of our insights for trends we see along with links to other articles about the futere trends in 2019.

Changing the Venue Door Deal Model:
This has been a topic since the dawn of the cover charge at venues. This was a struggle even for us at DVT, we have modeled ourselves that ARTISTS FIRST. It was always a struggle, the door would cover sound, production, staff and even some places took a percentage before the artist saw a dime. So, how do we change that model that is rampart across the country. We met with our friends at Broken Goblet Brewing to discuss this with their new 250+ Brewery/Venue set to open in May-ish. So we wanted to keep the venue a FREE COVER all the time, excluding National Shows. So we are agreed that a Tiered Guarantee for the artists was the way to go. The second part is pure genius that the BGB came up with for a bonus for the bands. The concept is to have a special beer brew for the bands to promote for the show, ex. Band IPA. The beer is priced at $6. BGB will give $3 of each beer sold back to the band for a bonus. So if 100 drafts were bought its an extra $300 on top of your guarantee. Also 100% artists merch sales goes to the artists.
We believe this going to be a game changer on various levels, but the most import thing is building your fanbase. So you get a free cover, top notch sound system/staff, BGB regulars, your fanbase, guarantee and bonus. Sounds like an Innovative new Way to Do Business!

Artists Working Cross Functionally:

Cross functional team is a group consisting of people from different functional areas of the music business - for example, music production, collaboration, merchandise, marketing, creative, and touring/booking. These can be working groups, where each member belongs to their functional team as well as the cross functional team, or they can be the primary structure of your goals of an artists.Cross functional teams will help artists, by bringing people together with different perspectives to make smarter, more sustainable decision making. Instead of competing for resources, cross functional teams collaborate to optimize use of time, money, and effort to improve the Artists to meet organizational goals.

In building a team you need to build a network of people that are excited to take your music to a new level from music, creative, shows and marketing to achieve success.  Some might be green in the music industry and some may have experience. It all boils down to working with creative excited people.

Artist Entrepreneurs: 
Since the dawn of the musical artist, artists have branched out into movies, clothing, media companies, real estate, etc. Artists are entrepreneurs and your music is your business. To get started you need to define your mission/brand/identity of your music and yourself. Understand and know your audience. Understand basic marketing and sales. Surround yourself with good people, strong mentors, and individuals who are succeeding and want you to succeed too. This ties into the above topic of building a team and coming up with other avenues that represent you the artists and new ventures, if its a Beer, Wine, clothing line or some other product that fits your brand.

These are some great articles to read regarding what the industry is seeing:

BBC Music - 8 predictions for music in 2019 from expert pop forecasters


Thursday, August 9, 2018

The 7th Annual Liberty Musicfest - The Industry panels

The 7th Annual Liberty Musicfest
Wed. Aug 23rd thru Sunday Aug 26th

The Grape Room - Broken Goblet Brewery
Event Page: Click Here 

Bringing together musicians, fans and industry professionals for one incredible weekend filled with entertaining & informative events. The festival seeks to introduce music enthusiasts to up-and-coming original independent on the cusp regional and national artists. As well as provide tips and tricks to attendees on music industry topics such as publishing, touring, and social media. It is a huge networking festival that you can meet artists and music professionals.

The Music Industry Panels
The panels are designed for you the DIY Artist trying to get building blocks that will help your career going forward. 
​These are great opportunities for all artists to network and gain varied perspectives of the current music industry. We have  assemble a unique panels to share their knowledge and experiences with musicians in an intimate group setting. During each session, participants will get to hear a select number of panelists representing different backgrounds give advice regarding the development, management and progression of their music careers. The Panels are not about pipe dreams but tools and knowledge to enhance your career.

Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm - Main Stage
We want to work with DVT Entertainment?

DVT Entertainment will discuss everything from booking clubs, festivals, tours and artist development. Jim and Vince will discuss all the future opportunities for DVT in the Fall and 2019. They will also discuss ways artists can be apart of these events and what DVT looks for in an artist or band. There will be an open forum for questions regarding anything related to 
booking clubs, festivals, tours and artist development.

Jim Thorpe
Mr. Thorpe has been in the music industry for over 20+ years as a musician, club owner, promoter, artist manager, talent buyer and Festival director to try and sum up. A former Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy (2009-2015). Jim made his stamp on the Philly Music scene when he was at The Grape Street Pub from 1992 to 2007 as a partner, promotions/marketing/branding and booking agent. Booking Agent for  Legendary Dobbs on South St to booking the venues Broken Goblet Brewery, Bar 2300/2300 Arena, the Grape Room. DVT is also the booking agents for the South St. Spring Festival, 2nd St Festival (Piazza in Northern Liberties) and The Liberty Music Festival (Manayunk) which was developed by DVT to provided music showcases, networking and music industry panels.
Jim has managed several artists over the years including Carfax Abbey, Noosphere, Da Rezarekt, Rowboat Casino, currently In The Presence of Wolves and Stereotytans. DVT continues to help artists with their development on the music scene from music development, promotions, booking and touring.

Vince Volz
Based in Philadelphia, PA, Vince Volz is an independent booking agent dedicated to bringing music and entertainment acts of the highest quality to the area, our focus is on excellent customer service, high-quality entertainment, and dedication to the artists' well-being and satisfaction. Double V Bookings is the culmination of those efforts. Having Worked at and maintained a great relationship with the many venues we’ve booked events at since 1999(Dr Watson's Pub(rip), The Tin Angel, The TLA, Dave & Buster's Dockside & more), we have the ability to offer a variety of options for artists of any style or genre and we have worked with a number of higher profile acts in the past including The Dreaming(Stabbing Westward), Automatic Fire(Silvertide/Peppers Ghost), Charm City Devils, Dizzy Reed's Hookers & Blow and countless others.We are continually on the search for the best bands in all genres that perform extremely well live & work hard and act professional for each event they do. Whether you have been together for 10 years or 10 months, we aim to put you in a position to do what you do best.

Friday, August 24th, 7pm - Main Stage
The Secret to our DIY Success

This panel is totally about DIY from artists/bands that are currently out there creating opportunities for their music career. The panel will discuss ways they got their tours, bigger shows, branding and merchandise success. Also tapping into out of the box thinking in building larger fanbases.

Damon St. Alborne - Stereotytans
The Philadelphia-based, comic book inspired, hard rock band, is taking Olympus and Earth by storm. These aren’t your ordinary rockers, however.  The Tytans describe their sound as “if Living Color, Fishbone and Radiohead had a three-way while Public Enemy watched and then birthed sweet, sweet musical babies with hints of soul, funk and metal mixed in for good measure.” Fans who experience crew’s elemental superpowers will be transformed through a truly unique musical experience.
Currently the band has had major success on the Comic-Con Circuit. The also just partnered with Round Guys Brewing and releasing their on beer "Bubble Wheat" - it will be available at The Grape Room during the Festival.
Mason Ingling - In the Presence of Wolves
In the Presence of Wolves is a Progressive Rock band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An idea that had been brewing in the minds of bassist Vini Stamato and guitarist Chris Capitanio since 2009, they wished to do something different from conventional rock and local music; they chose to challenge themselves musically and creatively in a way that is unique to the Philly scene. After a series of setbacks and side projects, the two reconvened and got to work on their music. They embraced the freedom of prog, where they were free to experiment without labels or expectations. Mason Ingling joined as drummer in 2012 followed by Jim Ellis on guitar in 2015 to solidify the current lineup. Now, they're making waves and unleashing their own brand of rock.

Drinking, fighting, stealing your girlfriends, wrestling, and more drinking… and that’s just in the first six minutes. Sounds like one hell of a fun night, right? The Riverside Odds will deliver to you Philadelphia speed punk rock n roll like a freight train fueled off cigarettes PBR and scotch whiskey.
 Currently the band has just finished up a few tours this summer one with the UK's V8 Wankers and this years Warped Tour.

Up until now, Frank Viele has been something of a regional secret throughout New England. His quadruple-threat reputation as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and performer is unrivaled there, as recognized by the New England Music Awards for Album of the Year, Male Performer of the Year, and Live Act of The Year he has stashed somewhere in his Connecticut home.Truth be told, audiences around the country have begun taking notice as Viele plays in further-flung venues. Since his first album, Fall Your Way, dropped in 2015, he’s been called to open for Will Hoge, Blues Traveler, Howie Day,  Lee DeWyze, Zach Myers of Shinedown, The Marshall Tucker Band,   Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, and Bob Marley's Wailers and in his somewhat wonder-struck words, “artists who have been on my personal playlists for years.”

Saturday, August 25th, 3pm - 2nd Floor
Promotions - Radio, Streaming, Insights

This panel is one that is a must for all artists interested in understanding how to do correctly do promotions from radio and digital outlets. Stephanie is wealth of knowledge and continues to be involved in developing new outlets to better serve the artist in today's ever changing music industry

Stephanie Seiple 1608-Reviver Records / Crank Media Intelligence
Stephanie has been in the music business for nearly two decades, starting out in radio promotion and marketing with major labels like RCA, Wind-Up, Epic, Columbia, Sony Nashville, etc. under the BMG and Sony Music umbrellas. She later traveled the country producing national branded tours working with artists like Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Phoenix, and Kings of Leon, and was also a Production Manager for a concert production company servicing clients including Eric Church, Cameo, Rick Ross, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, and others. Stephanie is the co-founder of Tri State Indie in Philadelphia – a concert production management, PR and web design firm. She’s created music marketing activations for clients like Live Nation, vitaminwater, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Chevy, and Hard Rock, and has managed teams in video and press coverage of major events like: Austin City Limits, FireFly Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and SXSW. In 2014 Stephanie was elected as Advisor to the Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter, and in 2015 she was elected as the chapter’s Secretary. In 2015 she was hired as Director of Promotion for Nine North Records to manage the Northeast and Midwest regions, and also joined the team at Crank Media Intelligence – a new entertainment industry network for promotion, distribution and touring combining insights and metrics from radio, digital, TV and OTT. Stephanie is currently an elected member to the City of Philadelphia’s Music Industry Task Force, and an elected Governor to the board of the Recording Academy’s Philly Chapter.

Saturday, August 25th, 4pm - 2nd Floor
BandGogh - Tour Booking App Presentation

BandGogh is a tour booking app geared towards empowering all different services within the music industry. From performs to smaller scaled record labels, BandGogh is built to connect different members of the industry in hopes to grow your unique brand. BandGogh consists of three different tabs including the Directory (geared towards bands, promoters, and music venues), a News Feed, and the Let Us Book You tab (geared towards helping services directly connect with one another). The app is set to officially launch in early October. Presented by: John Leahy

Saturday, August 25th, 4:40pm - 2nd Floor
Building a Team and Game Plan for Success

This panel is help you build a game plan and a slowly build a team that will help you build you music project. Where do i find and need a manager? Producer? Publisher? Booking Agent? Publisher? Lawyer? etc.  We will discuss how to build a 3, 6 and12 month game plans that will guide you in your career. 

Jim Thorpe
DVT Entertainment
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Songwriter/Producer - Horizon Music Group

Vic Steffens has been a fixture in the music scene for  forty years.   During that time he has held positions ranging from drummer and bandleader to studio owner and label head as well as everything in between.  Steffens heads Horizon Music Group, which is comprised of Horizon Recording Studios two rooms and HMG Recordings, distributed by SelectoHits..  Recent Projects include "Love Wins" with Harry Connick Jr and Saturday Night Live Band’s Christine Ohlman’s The Deep End CD featuring guests Ian Hunter, Levon Helm, Marshal Crenshaw and Dion DiMucci.  Steffens has engineered sessions for a broad range of national artists including Bobby Brown, Sly Stone, SWV, The Blues Brothers, and Big L and noted regionals Mighty Purple and Gargantua Soul. 
 Starting in the 1970s Steffens led several successful New England based groups, including the immensely successful Scratch Band, which spawned the careers of G.E. Smith (Hall and Oates, Saturday Night Live)  Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live), Paul Ossola (Saturday Night Live, Levon Helm, Peter Wolfe, etc.), and Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams). Steffens also made session appearances on numerous projects including the Rolling Stones, Donovan, and Angela Clemmons, and Ben R. King. After touring and freelancing for 15 years, Steffens decided to concentrate on recording and producing.  He became staff producer and studio manager at Connecticut Recording studios in Bridgeport Ct., where he worked under producer Paul Leka (Harry Chapin, REO Speedwagon, Summer of 42 and more), until he left to pursue independent production. 

In 1990 Horizon moved to its current location.  Steffens engineered literally hundred of sessions, including platinum sessions for R&B girl group SWV, gold for The Blues Brothers 2000 movie,  and rapper Big L’s posthumous release “The Big Picture”.  Other noteworthy sessions include Roesch Records noted Blues/Jazz series featuring Jesse Austin, Matt, “Guitar” Murphy, jazz piano legend Ahmad Jamal. and the W. C. Handy award winning “Another Cow is Dead” by Eddie Milton King.  Steffens also recorded and mixed the lion’s share of Jeff Pitchell’s Billboard Top 10 debut, Heavy Hitter and produced four CDs with Jam scene mainstays The Breakfast, winning Relix magazine’s New Groove award.  In addition to Jazz and Blues, Steffens is a first call engineer for gospel recordings, having worked with gospel icon Edwin Hawkins, Stellar Award nominees Youthful Praise,  Kevin Monroe and Devotion, Dion Kipping and New Covenant and others.

Lou Plaia Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations - ReverbNation

In 2006, I co-founded ReverbNation which is now the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 3 million artists, managers, labels, venues, festival/event/tour promoters and other music industry professionals to grow their reach and business across the internet. ReverbNation provides artists and those that support them with powerful marketing & business tools to compete in the social media age as well as offering high quality opportunities for artists in the form of licensing deals, lucrative brand sponsorship programs, and high-profile concert bookings. 
ReverbNation is laser-focused on the Artist, and it is this unique perspective that has made us successful. We are the ONLY technology company that puts the Artists FIRST! We’re the business partners you keep and we are still GROWING at a rate of 50,000+ new artists/bands per month! 

Prior to ReverbNation, I worked twelve years at Atlantic Records before becoming the Head of Marketing and Artist Development for Atlantic imprint, Lava Records, where I worked for three years with artists such as Kid Rock, O.A.R., Simple Plan, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Uncle Kracker, Matchbox 20, Unwritten Law, Skindred, Nonpoint and many others. I was also responsible for negotiating strategic partnerships such as Nascar's Chevy Rock n Roll 400, Schick's Intuition Tour, Disney's Grad Night and many other sponsorship deals.

Others TBA

Saturday, August 25th, 6:00pm - Main Stage
Songwriting, Producing Great Songs

This esteem panel is going to discuss the art of putting together great songs, producing, arranging and recording them. They will also discuss everything from songwriting to licensing and publishing. 

Dr. Louis DeLise 
 Composer, Producer and Author
Bocage Music Publishing, LLC (ASCAP) | Black Walnut Music (BMI)
Dr. Louis Anthony deLise is a composer and producer who has worked on recordings for many major labels, including CBS, EMI, Mercury, Vanguard and Def-Soul. He has composed and produced for television and film and has arranged and or conducted for Grammy winners, Patti LaBelle, Halestorm, Peter Nero and many others. For additional information, contact

Songwriter/Producer - Groove Control Recordings

Keath Lowry is a prime influencer in the high quality, internationally competitive music coming out of Philly. His versatile songwriting and production chops are apparent in his professional credits which include a few dozen songs co-written with Naté McNair-Rogers for the hit Lifetime show “Bring It!” (new placements currently airing), up-and-coming R&B artist Mal!k’s single "Saucy" and 2018 debut EP, LektroMelodica's electronic hip hop single "Mix It Up (feat. Khidar & Rob Diioia), featured on Vh1's "K. Michelle: My Life" in 2017, and TKA's Latin Freestyle hit "You Are the One" ("Lean On Me" soundtrack).  Keath claims a Top 20 Billboard Dance hit and 2 Billboard Hot 100 singles; and generates consistent music licensing income through his company’s publishing efforts. 
His company Groove Control Productions, Inc. is both a songwriting/production and music licensing giant that represents writers including Austin Woodlin (2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominee), Nate McNair-Rogers (music featured in “Bring It”, “Lille Soldat”), and FortuneWest (iStandard Producer Showcase Philly winner).Today Keath is an active, voting member of the Recording Academy and continues to work with up-and-coming as well as established artists.

Ash Kernen, Esq.
Entertainment Lawyer
Ash is the founder and principal attorney at Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law firm focused predominantly on the music industry. Having spent over 10 years as an artist, songwriter, and entrepreneur prior to becoming a lawyer, Ash has built a niche transactional practice working closely with DIY, independent, and mid-stream artists, producers, publishers and labels in various facets of their legal & business affairs including in the areas of licensing, recording agreements, publishing, and entity formation.  Ash also frequently volunteers as pro bono counsel to PhillyVIP, a Philadelphia non-profit legal services provider.
In addition to his law practice, Ash continues to produce music as one-half of the electro-indie rock duo Lovecartel and is an active member the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals as well as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences where he has taken a lead role in in the latter’s pro-Creator legislative advocacy efforts.

Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore 
Music Consultant / Producer - MigTight Productions, Inc. 

Owner at Headhunter Music Promotions (, AudioMaxx Studios (, and MaxxBeats (

Mr. Mig is one of the most versatile producers/Remixers/ and Songwriters in music today. He had his first #1 remixed record at the age of 24. The record was Le Ann Rimes’ “How Do I Live” . That remix sold close to half a million copies in 3 months.The record eventually was certified 3x’s platinum. Following a string of successes with records on major artists such as Brian McKnight, Faith Hill, Hanson, Vitamin C., No Authority and many others, He signed his first publishing deal as a songwriter with Emerald Forest/Monileigh Music , an independent publisher who also housed writers and artists such as Macy Gray, Marilyn Manson, Sophie Hawkins, The Eagles and others. 11 years later and hundreds of records later, he has written, produced, remixed and engineered projects for some of the most noteable acts in modern music including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Omarion, Lucas Prata, John Legend, Bow Wow, Akon and many others. Mig has provided his production skills to hundreds of songs collaborating under the name “Funk Generation” . He has produced and written music for film, tv, and advertising clients such as Sony Pictures, Walmart, and Reebok.

Sunday, August 26th, 6:00pm - Main Stage

This esteem panel is going to discuss the art of putting together great songs, producing, arranging and recording them. They will also discuss everything from songwriting to licensing and publishing. 

Electric City Music Conference - Scranton, PA.
Talent Buyer/ Booking Agent

The Electric City Music Conference has become a Scranton, PA tradition. Annually, over three Autumn days the city is transformed into a haven for musicians and music industry professionals. The unique event consists of an award ceremony, education panels, seminars, meet and greets and a city wide music festival. The ECMC begins with Scranton’s premier night of music, The Steamtown Music Awards, where the area’s best musicians are honored and recognized for their annual achievements. On Friday and Saturday, a two-day, multi-venue music festival sees local musicians and acts from from across the United States descend upon the city’s various bars and music venues. Saturday’s educational conference connects musicians with veteran music industry professionals through intimate panels, seminars and networking sessions.

Over the past 5 years, artists from every genre have performed at the Electric City Music Conference. With over 150 acts from 20 different states brought their unique musical styling to downtown Scranton. Many artists who have graced out stages have gone on to become house hold names. Don’t miss your chance to discover new music and potentially see or become the next big thing!
Find out more about Joe
Alchemy in Providence, RI
Davey has been performing in bands and booking shows in the beautiful city of Providence since the mid-90’s. Performing drums in a various punk, hardcore, and metal bands, most notably Fall From Grace, a mid 90’s band part of the emerging metalcore scene with bands like Converge, Hatebreed, Overcast, Shadows Fall, Corrin (Jesse Leach later went on to Killswitch Engage), and many other genre defining acts, and later playing guitar in indie rock acts such as Satellites Fall. Even with going off to college to earn a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (previously earning an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts), working corporate jobs as a Stock Broker and Financial Advisor and later going to Law School at Roger Williams University School of Law, Davey’s passion for local arts never wavered. He started Midday Records, in 2009 releasing compilations featuring local artists, booking shows across the city, and hosting events such as The Midday Social, a networking event for local musicians, and benefits such as Music For Paws. Alchemy was an extension of the work started through Midday Records and functions as part live music venue, art gallery, and nightclub. Through Alchemy & Midday Davey continues to advocate for independent artists and the local music community.

Alchemy is Providence, RI’s newest live music venue and nightclub. Our beautiful room holds 261 and offers a full bar, food, VIP seating, couches, a pool table, darts, free wifi, arcade games, jukebox, and more. The room functions as a live music venue with a stage for performers as well as a nightclub with an amazing sound system and lights.

John Leahy Allway Entertainment
Booking Agent/Tour Booking -PA
John Leahy has done work in multiple aspects of the music industry including: local booking, tour booking, and management. 
John has worked at local Philadelphia venues including: The Trocadero, Voltage Lounge, Chaplin’s, Siren Records, and more. Recently John got hired by Concert Crave, a booking agency that works with some of the hottest rappers like: Lil Pump, Famous Dex, Lil Xan, and more.
Though John dabbles in many aspects of booking, his main goal is to empower artists in the music industry; varying on their unique story and come up. Also John is brainchild of the Band Gogh Touring App - See Above for Info
Mikey Primmadonna The Tusk @ Woolly Mammoth - Philadelphia
Booking Agent Mikey has been a fixture in the Philly Music Scene since the 80's as a Musician, Promoter, booking Agent, Soundman and over all original music scene supporter. REBEL ROCK BAR*- SOUND,BOOKING,NATIONAL TALENT BUYER. DOBBS- DOOR GUY BOOKING. STAGE HAND ROCK & ROLL CANTINA* - BOOKING, SOUND IRISH POL*- BOOKING, SOUND THE CUBE- NATIONAL TALENT BUYER, BOOKING THE TUSK*- CREATOR, BOOKING, SOUND
He is currently the booking agent for The Tusk located on South St in Philadelphia. Its the only room left on the street doing full original unsigned bands. We feature live music, burlesque, art shows and rock and roll djs