Performers? … Check! The first ever Ignite Music presenter lineup is ready for its grand reveal.
The Ignite Phoenix team put out the call for submissions, and so many of you answered! We received over 60 submissions from people who want to share their music-related passion: diehard fandom, musical mashups, choreography, history, weird instruments, cultural music, education, and much, much, more.
Like a music festival where there are way too many good bands to pick from, our judges had the gut-wrenching task of narrowing down dozens of submissions to just a handful of talks. They painstakingly worked through the judging process, put their personal preferences aside, and chose 18 presenters who they know YOU will love.
Meet the speakers who are jazzed to share their stories with you at Ignite Music on Friday, October 28th!
|You Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape||Bob Leeper|
|If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out||Bri Valdivia|
|Blues Harmonica—My Soul, Uncensored||Charles “Chuck” Price|
|Where’s the Metal?||Cynthia Paulson|
|Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb . . . in Prison!||Donald M. Burns|
|Can Pop Music Save the Symphony?||Drex Davis|
|Long Play Album||Jeff McMahon|
|I’ve Been Diagnosed with RSASD||Jenn Kaye|
|This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Barbershop||Leslie Jones|
|Mixology: The Science Behind Mixtape & Playlist Design||Mandi Kimes|
|I Wrote and Recorded the Music for a 48-Hour Film Challenge||Mark Greenawalt|
|Play The Documentary: A Movement to Keep Music in Schools||Matty Steinkamp|
|And People Say I Monkee Around||Russ Kazmierczak, Jr.|
|Classical Passion – A Drummer’s Tale . . . .||Sharatchandra Bhargav|
|I Spent $400 to See a Band I Can’t Understand||Stephanie Munoz|
|“Playing Didgeridoo for Fun and Profit”||Tim Hardy|
|The Album that Changed the World||Zach Garcia|
Ignite Music will be on Friday, October 28th, at 6:30 p.m. (food trucks and pre-show music start at 5:00 p.m.) at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA).
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 1st, at 10:00 a.m., and they will sell out quickly — perhaps in less than an hour. Tickets are $20 each, general admission seating, with a limit of 6 tickets per order.
Please note, you have to create an account through the SCPA before you can purchase tickets. We’ll post the link to purchase tickets from the SCPA Box Office on our tickets page, Facebook, and Twitter, so bookmark those pages now and set your alarm to make sure you can be there to geek out with these music lovers!