North Park Music Thing announce partial lineup for Festival

Music News | Jun 12th, 2009

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North Park Music Thing (NPMT), previously known as North By North Park (NXNP), is releasing a partial list of artists scheduled to perform at its second annual event.

The annual three-day music and media conference will be held at the Lafayette Hotel, located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, August 7-9, 2009. All-day workshops on Saturday August 8 will be followed by a 150-musical act Club Fest on more than 18 San Diego venue stages, highlighting performances from bands and individual musicians from across the region. On Sunday, August 9, the NPMT Street Festival will follow all-day workshops with performances on three stages featuring 15 regional artists.

A few highlights selected out of more than 400 music submissions include: Scott Russo & The Big Big Bang, The Night Marchers, Black Heart Procession, Uncle Joe’s Big ‘Ol Driver, El Ten Eleven, Scarlet Symphony, Apes of Wrath, Get Back Loretta, Marie Haddad, Shawn Rohlf, Vision of a Dying World, The Silent Comedy, Lights On, Crash Encore, Long Live Logos, bill, and Josh Damigo. Venue and schedule details will be released on July 6, 2009. This list represents only a portion of the more than 150 artists that will perform at the 2009 NPMT Festival.

“We’re excited to feature several established artists as well as many up-and-coming performers at this year’s NPMT,” said Kevin Hellman, founder of the San Diego Music Foundation. “Between our opening night event on Friday, the Saturday night Club Music Fest and new Sunday afternoon Street Fest, NPMT will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy some great new music, and provide key resources and networking opportunities for musicians throughout the region.”

All proceeds from North Park Music Thing will be donated to the San Diego Music Foundation, which seeks to enrich the San Diego music community by providing professional development opportunities and assistance to local musicians. The Foundation organizes the annual San Diego Music Awards show, recognizing the achievements of the local music community, and also encourages the next generation of musicians through its Taylor Guitars for Schools program, which has provided over 1000 guitars to 56 elementary schools in San Diego County, who include guitar in their music curriculum.

For more information on North Park Music Thing, including conference registration and show tickets, visit


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