Global Festivals and Their Locales
Friday, March 18
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Festivals come in all forms—from Barcelona’s massive Primavera Sound to Boston’s local Jamaica Plain Music Festival, from commercial events like Nashville’s Country Music Association Music Fest to non-profits like Denmark’s Roskilde that donates all proceeds to charities. They are a lot of fun, but for city halls, media corporations, cultural institutions, and community groups, they can be a vital part of a complex growth strategy that uses, nurtures, and at times exploits, local scenes. Panelists with experience in festival production and community relations will discuss international strategies for connecting places and events, with an eye on cultural policies that improve local culture.
Co-Founder & Creative Dir
Daniel Seligman is the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Pop Montreal, an annual music festival occurring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 2002.
Newport Folk Festival
Jay Sweet is the Editor-at-Large for Paste, and the Newport Folk Festival Producer since 2008.
Asst Professor of Sociology
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Jonathan Wynn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He has published in multiple venues on issues of urban culture, including The Tour Guide: Walking ...Show the rest
Jonathan Wynn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He has published in multiple venues on issues of urban culture, including The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York (2011, University of Chicago Press) and Music/City: American Festivals and Placemaking in Austin, Nashville, and Newport (2015, University of Chicago Press).Hide the rest
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