The Music Forward Foundation will present a free music showcase featuring emerging New Orleans musicians chosen for the 2019 “Bringing Down the House” artist development program on May 16 at the House of Blues New Orleans
The concert, hosted by Q93.3’s Sheba Songz, will feature performances by local artists Blue Crab Redemption, Clay LeBlanc, Jake Exavier, Kyron, Starz, The Vital Signs and YoungZae who were handpicked from hundreds of applicants by Live Nation talent buyers to participate in the program.
Bringing Down the House is a free program that helps youth ages 14-20 who aspire to careers in the music business. The program helps them navigate the music industry, learn business strategies, and develop the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career. It inspires musical careers by cultivating and celebrating emerging artists, connecting them to industry insiders and showcasing their talents on legendary stages nationwide.
As part of the Live Nation Entertainment and House of Blues organizations, the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation offers an unmatched, nationwide network of music industry professionals to help guide tomorrow’s music innovators and leaders. In 25 years the Foundation has impacted over 1 million young lives and invested $25 million in transformational programs for youth nationwide.
Artists are selected based on talent, originality and sound quality for the annual Bringing Down the House program. This year’s class participates in a series of interactive workshops on Saturdays throughout the spring of 2019. During the working sessions participants connect with industry leaders from companies such as Live Nation, House of Blues, Capitol Records, Quincy Jones Productions, MGM Resorts International, Warner/Chappell Music, Island Records, and TuneCore to learn more about the music business, marketing, stage presence and live production.
Music Forward sets the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to inspire the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators. Learn more at hobmusicforward.org