Springboard West Music Festival

Underground Music Festival for Aspiring Musicians Flood OB Streets for 72 Hours

Springboard West Music Festival brings band bootcamp followed by Band & Brew Crawl Jan. 11-13

WHAT: Springboard Music Festival is taking over Ocean Beach to provide aspiring musicians the opportunity to pitch their music to industry professionals and bring music lovers an event in what feels like a grassroots “American Idol” or South by Southwest.
The Springboard “West” Music Festival begins on January 11 with a two-day “Band Bootcamp”—an opportunity for emerging artists from all over the U.S. to take the stage and showcase their talents in front of veterans and professionals in the music industry and generate exposure in front of a live crowd.
The festival ends on Saturday, January 13 with the Band & Brew Crawl, a full-day celebration that brings together all 40 bands on four stages across Ocean Beach.
WHY: Bands and solo artists selected for this year’s festival were handpicked from more than 800 acts who submitted applications and examples of their music. Bands performing can walk away with a new mentor, song for a movie, partnership with another band to begin a tour or who knows, perhaps a record deal.
All proceeds benefit nonprofits Autism Tree Project Foundation, Pioneer Day School, and Sustainable Artists.
  • Founder of Springboard Music Festival, Barry Coffing
  • Forty aspiring bands and solo artists of all genres
  • Music industry professionals
    • Including Paul McCartney’s step-sister, Ruthie McCartney, and Guns N’ Roses’ first manager, Vicky Hamilton
  • Local art, fashion and craft beverages
  • A crowd of music lovers
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, January 11 – Saturday, January 13 at Ocean Beach Playhouse & Theatre Company (4944 Newport Ave)
Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Band Bootcamps followed by VIP Unplugged Performances
  • 5 p.m. – Press Meet & Greet with Barry Coffing, Ruthie McCartney, Vicky Hamilton and performing bands
*Interested press please contact Kate* 
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Band & Brew Crawl
(Main stage is OB Theatre)
CONTACT: Kate Kelly, kate@katekellypr.com, (216) 406-6484
Springboard West Music Festival is multi-day festival and conference combination that change lives and careers or musicians. After years building the most amazing event for artists, music industry and fans in Houston, Springboard Music Festival brings it to Southern California. For more information, log onto www.springboardwest.com.
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