Confluence: Where music gathers. Where local musicians meet the stage. Where crowds meet their new favorite band. And where industry professionals meet local artists. Part festival, platform, and conference, Confluence is for musicians to perform and learn, and for music lovers to discover and enjoy. Confluence is presented by Whitewater in association with MaxxMusic and Midwood Entertainment.
- August 3 | 11:00a – 10:30p
- August 4 | 11:30a – 6:30p
- Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center
- Cost: Free and open to the public
Confluence aims to highlight Charlotte’s music scene while developing and supporting the city’s music identity. With 19 local artists and bands, the lineup is a Charlotte medley of original musicians whose genres span Indie and neo-soul, blues, rock, blends of funk and jazz, Latin rhythms, and more.
Saturday’s lineup features Dexter Jordan, The XMEN, Orquesta Mayor, The Mike Strauss Band, Emily Sage, Cyanca, Dane Page, Sinners & Saints, Chócala, and DownTown Abby & The Echoes. Sunday’s lineup features Jim Avett & David Childers, Jason Scavone, The Hawthornes, Tony Eltora, Jason Jet, Junior Astronomers, AKITA, Lovell Bradford, and RevelWood Mission.
While local artists take the stage and music lovers hop from one stage to the next, those interested in the music industry’s behind-the-scenes can engage in Confluence’s talks and panel discussions. Hear from local and national professionals across topics like artist development, branding, songwriting, and recording as well as revenue generation, the booking process, and live music economics.
Panel discussions are free to attend, but require a reservation. Please find reservation links to each panel discussion in the schedule below (within “Information and Description”).