Music City Mentors
Open to aspiring music professionals ages 15 and older!
Make plans to join WSM for our inaugural Music City Mentors event on Saturday, March 23 at The Factory at Franklin in Tennessee (just south of Nashville).
Pairing top entertainment professionals with individuals who dream of a career in the music industry, Music City Mentors will provide instructional panel discussions and professional development opportunities to aspiring music professionals ages 15 and over. No matter your area of interest in the music industry, we’re sure to have something for everyone!
SVP Artist Relations and Grand Ole Opry GM, Sally Williams, will give the keynote address. Just recently, we announced that prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann will take part in a special Music City Mentors afternoon session entitled My Story where he will share stories, memories, and advice from his career path.
The event will feature 45-minute panel-led sessions focusing on tips for landing a record deal, songwriting, publishing, artist management, tour life, working behind-the-scenes, marketing, money management, music distribution, performance, publicity, and everything in between. During the lunch break, our partners at Durango Boots and Tribe Kelley will present a one-of-a-kind fashion show for all attendees.
Attendees will conclude the day of unique professional development with “speed networking” opportunities from best-in-the-business professionals.
TICKET | REGISTRATION INFO:
General Admission tickets for the event are on-sale now for $40. Special STUDENT tickets are available for only $30 (must show student ID upon arrival).
Lunch tickets will be available for purchase when registering for your sessions.
Note: You may register for more than one session throughout the day. However, please register for only one session per time period listed.
Attendees should plan to dress in business casual attire.
Parking is provided at The Factory at Franklin, but we suggest arriving early, as close parking will be limited.
Event open to ages 15 years and older.
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00 AM|CT.
7:30am – 8:15am: Check In & Networking
8:30am – 9am: Keynote Presentation – Sally Williams
12:15pm – 12:30pm: Lunch Time Fashion Show
12:30pm – 1pm: Lunch Time Artist Performance
Panel Times, Titles, and Descriptions:
|9:15am-10am (choose ONE only)||*||
|10:15-11am (choose ONE only)||*||
|1:15pm-2pm (choose ONE only)||*||
|2:15pm-3pm (choose ONE only)||*||
|3:15pm-4pm (choose ONE only)||*||
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Durango Boots, Zaxby’s, Beacon Capital Management, Les Paul Foundation, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Lyft, Silent Events, Songwriting University, Green Iris/Still Working Music, Advance Financial, Tribe Kelly, ASCAP, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Dark Horse Institute, Amigos Guitar Show, and Sir Speedy of Berry Hill!