Make it A Triple
Like your favorite cardigan or a comfortable pair of classic docs (or Berks), the Triple A Summit returns to Boulder to once again unite Triple A’s best and brightest. It’s all happening at the gorgeous St. Julien Hotel and Spa, and of venues around town August 8th through 11th. (It’s not too late to get your registration on!)
As ever, this year’s conference promises a bevy of performances from both rising newcomers and Triple A stalwart stars. Brandi Carlile, Moon Taxi, Matt Costa and more flesh out an ever-growing list of not to be missed talent.
In addition to the musical treats bound for the Fox Theatre (and across the street), attendees can expect thought-provoking panels and discussion including nuggets from this year’s keynote, Thirty Tigers leader of the pack, David Macias.
Recently hailed amongst Billboard’s 100 Country Power Players, Macias is the man at the helm of formidable AAA success and a whole new business model with which to be reckoned over the past 16 years. John Ettinger, founder of the Innovation in Music Awards, recently shared this about the inaugural IMA executive award winner. “David Matias has become one of NASHVILLE’s most compelling characters, with a sense of imagination for what can be accomplished outside the normal path. I cannot wait to hear his angles on innovation.”
The marketing/distribution/publishing/merch all around beast Thirty Tigers boasts a roster that boasts Amanda Shires… John Prine, Trampled By Turtles, Low, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The Avett Brothers, and Boulder performer Lissie…just to name a few. Lissie joins a list of nearly 30 announced artists…so far. As FMQB’s Jack Barton told Play MPE, “We’ve tried to truly curate the music that comes in. It’s not just been an exercise in commerce.”
The Summit (gotta love that, btw) is also an opportunity to reward the talent behind the music. Industry peers can tip their hats to their fellow programmers and promo peeps with a standout nod at this year’s awards. On the radio side, this year’s contending Top 10 stations include KBCO, KGSR, KINK, and WRLT. On the promo side, Brian Corona (Atlantic), Dan Connelly (Capitol), James Evans (Interscope), Karen Durkot (Concord Music Group), and Lisa Sonkin (Columbia) will await word re. the honors.
So, make sure you register for your chance to take in the panels, the live music, the music meetings with yummy beverages, and of course the face time with Play MPE’s own Laurie Gail!
Below is a list of performers on deck as of this printing!
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Blue Water Highway
Greta Van Fleet
Nalani and Sarina
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
The Devil Makes Three
The Mother Hips
The War and Treaty