(cc) MrAnathema

(cc) MrAnathema

Venue? Check.

Lighting? Check.

Instruments? Check.

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!

Topic Presenter
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
Ethno-music-what? Katie Palmer
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!