12/08/2010 04:32 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

So, What's This Denver Music Summit All About?

Having a music career is like choosing to have multiple-personality disorder. You have your creative hippie guy personality making music every day; you have the strict music teacher telling you to practice every day; you have your social butterfly dude telling everyone about your next show; and you have your cold, calculating jerk guy managing the band. You have to maintain all of these personalities, constantly. It takes some mad coordination.

It's no wonder musicians need help with their careers. That's basically what the Denver Music Summit is about -- helping bands get their careers rolling and get OUT of Denver and on the road, ironically. Just make sure to mention us and come back now, you hear?

Musicians signed up for seminars with Storm Gloor, Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at University of Colorado. Applications were carefully combed through, and bands were chosen based on what needs they have and what information each course will be offering.

And musicians can meet with music industry professionals in the areas of communication, publicity, management, licensing, booking, etc to get personalized advice on their careers for $2 a pop. Angora Holly Polo will be there representing for Donnybrook!

While many music industry events leave the talking to the music biz people and the playing to the musicians, DOCA and WESTAF are taking an empowering approach by sharing those music industry secrets with the musicians themselves. So that's what it's about!

Here's how you can be involved: come drink and party with us at the Denver Music Summit kickoff concert at the Bluebird Theater Thursday night starting at 8 PM! To represent Denver, we tried booking bands from different corners of the city like The Lamont School of Music's Playground Ensemble, Internationally renowned jazz artist Ron Miles, Local hip-hop luminaries Mane Rok, DeeJay Tense, and Prime Element, and Fingers of the Sun. See you there!

Thursday, December 9
Doors - 8 p.m.
Showtime - 8:30 p.m.
Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
$10: Tickets available at

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