Monday, September 8, 2014

Liberty Musicfest 2014 Recap, upcoming Events!!!

Liberty Musicfest 2014 Recap, upcoming Events!!!

Sorry for the delayed recap of this years Liberty Musicfest 2014 at Finnigans Wake in Philadelphia - still recovering from the event \m/.
Each year our main goal is to offer a event that artists can perform, hang out, meet new artists/fans, network with industry folk and have a great time in the process. Hopefully we achieved this for you. Thanks to people from Unclaimed Bands, SSA Music, Starr Hill Brewery, Broken Goblet, Paystr, Gashouse Radio, The Recording Academy Board Members, Greg Styer (GMS Photography), Industry Professionals, BassPlayer Tees, Rick's Drums, Official Philly - Black Maverick, Phreedom Events and S.O.S Sound - this wouldn't be possible with out your support each year. Oh Yeah!! major thanks to Eric , Jared, Alex, Ali, and Noami for making things run smooth!!!!

(Midnight Mob - NY)

We had over 1500 people in attendance over the 5 days which is amazing in itself and the true testament of the talent that torn FW down every night over 4 floors. Thank you, the artists for being apart of something special that is need in our independent music community. The beauty of this year #LMF2014 is that all genres were represented and supported by each other. A true essence of musicians and music fans in the Philadelphia Scene.

(Joie Kathos)
Its seriously hard to name standout performances this year, Since every artists put their heart and soul into their performances. Personally I love seeing bands bringing it 110% and keeping all the performances at a such high level. This is the reason I love doing this, its all about the show and the energy that music embodies. There were numerous people who were coming up to me all the nights praising the talent they just saw and many couldn't believe that you were independent artists. Again Thank you for lending your talents to this event.

(East of the West)

To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the attendance for the Music Industry Panels during the day; but understand the artists mentality these days that have their business all straight. There was a good crowd don't get me wrong, but offering great information and introductions to industry professionals is priceless.  The artists in attendance they truly benefited from the panels along with one on one networking with them. The topics were geared to the DIY artist and not promising the world. The common theme work your asses off, network with everyone and keep true to what
your doing.

(In the Presence of Wolves)

We always preach to the artists to raise the bar, so we took our own advice and raised the bar. We had a blast putting this together, hanging with old friends, meeting so many new kickass artists and providing an outlet for independent artists to strut their stuff!!! We look forward to next years event!!! Announce we come in January 2015!!!
See below on upcoming DVT Entertainments Events!!

Thank You Artists - Jim Thorpe

(Kid Felix)

Upcoming Events!!!!

September 18th to 21st
The 12th Annual Dewey Beach Music Conference
Dewey Beach, De.

November 7th to 9th
The Elm City Musicfest
New Haven, CT.
Artist Submissions are on Reverbnation
DVT Entertainment presents
In the Presence of Wolves CD release party!!!
We are proud to be working with the Philly Alternative Prog rock band with their new release!


  1. Keep Independents AliveSeptember 9, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Thank You Jim and Vince! Both of you really understand and have supported the local scene better than anyone in the past 20yrs. It was definitely a soundscape of sounds a Liberty by representing what you guys provide in putting on shows. I have no idea how you do it but please keep on doing it. Every band I saw was Top Notch Talent, I was there for two nights. Its so awesome that you had young artists like Giffords Lane and Joey DiTullio perform, they are the future and goddamn kickass.

    I know you guys are not at Dobbs, obviously the biggest mistake the new owners made - the place is a 80's rejected band bar now, but hopefully there are plans for you to keep putting on kick ass shows. You Guys Get It, Other booking agents don't.

  2. Yo Guys PLEEEEZZZZZZ start booking a venue on regular basis again. The new owners at Dobbs totally destroyed the vibe there, the guy is an asshole beyond belief and his wife is clueless and calls herself mamma Dobbs. what a frigging insult to Kathy James the original mamma dobbs, that bitch couldn't even come close to what she has done. They have totally destroyed the Dobbs name and reputation, A couple buying a club thinking they own the past history, you guys didn't book shit - get a clue, you are the biggest frauds I have ever seen and a cancer to the music scene. The only reason bands blow smoke up your ass is for shows, they careless about you, but you are tooooo stupid to know that.

    Liberty was spectacular, loved the diverse music but you have been doing for years so wouldn't have expected anything less. Angel Vilvadi was insane, never been into instrumental music but that kat changed my mind, kudos my friends!

    Hopefully you have some shows lined up before the years end.