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Escondido band to play at Springboard West Music Festival

Bedlam Rebels, based in Escondido, will perform at the annual Springboard Music Festival in January.

Escondido band Bedlam Rebels will be participating in the Springboard West Music Festival, which will take place for the third year in Ocean Beach.

The Springfield West Music Festival is dubbed the “music discovery festival.” For three days, emerging artists from all over the world, industry professionals and locals will gather in Ocean Beach to celebrate the future of music.  

The conference and festival mashup begins on January 10 with a two-day “Band Bootcamp” where 40 bands and 10 solo artists cherry picked from the over 3,000 submissions will attend workshops, panels and pitch sessions with veterans and professionals in the music industry. This year’s confirmed mentors include Guns N’ Roses’ first manager, Vicky Hamilton, award winning producer, Dale Penner, and casting directors from “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “The Four.” 

Springboard West culminates Jan. 12 with the popular Band & Brew Crawl, which will feature all 50 artists performing at Winston’s, OB Theatre, The Harp, Mother’s Saloon and, new this year, OB Brewery. The Band & Brew Crawl is open to the public. 

“All of the mentors and industry experts are donating their time to give back to the next generation of independent artists,” says Founder and Creator of Springboard Music Festival, Barry Coffing. “I am so excited to see how our impact on the lives of everyone involved has grown, mine included.” 

Springboard Music Festival made its way to San Diego in 2017 after years of success in Houston. In the past, the festival has mentored and featured over 500 artists and assisted with over 100 career-changing deals including recording, management and publishing contracts. 

Tickets to the Band and Brew Crawl are $20 and can be purchased here. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits, Autism Tree Project Foundation, Pioneer Day School, and nonprofit focused on helping artists create a balance between artistic focus and economic reality, Sustainable Artists. 

For aspiring musicians and bands interested in applying, visit here: springboardwest.com/apply/

For the opportunity to partner with this giving-back music festival and conference, contact Heather Hudson at heather@springboardfest.com. 

For more information on festival making musician’s dreams come true, log onto www.springboardfest.com. 

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