Postponed due to the tragic events of October 1, the three-day Emerge Music + Impact festival lastly makes its launching April 6-8. A weekend of brand-new music showcases, instructional speakers, demonstration art and more, Emerge aims to engage attendees on social topics while providing exposure to a raft of up-and-coming bands, artists and tastemakers.
Set up to appear: OKAY Go, Waxahatchee, Poppy, Kevin Morby, Lower Dens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Residual Kid, Sir The Baptist and a variety of local acts that includes B. Rose, Dark Black, Ekoh, Grace Music, Sabriel, The Dirty Hooks and Mike Xavier. Speakers consist of Matt Pinfield, Jill Sobule, Jana Hunter, Madame Gandhi, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Dylan Marron and others.
Other occasions consist of a gallery pop-up from the Indecline art cumulative; “The Fairytale Ball,” an immersive storytelling event that traces the House/Ballroom scene from its roots in the Harlem Renaissance to today day; and “mixed showcases” on the subjects of psychological health, protest and resistance and the line in between technology and biology.
Weekend passes start at $125 and go on sale February 1 at 10 a.m. For total information, visit EmergeLV.com.