Dreamsicle Arts and Entertainment group presents:
“The Shire Vocal Summit 2015” Performance Tickets Available Soon!
The Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group in conjunction with audio equipment giants Telefunken Elektrokustik, Behringer, Bugera and TurboSound is proud to present “The Shire Vocal Summit 2014”! On Memorial Day weekend May 23-26 the singing community comes to New Hampshire for a weekend of performances, workshops, clinics, panel discussions and artistic inspiration. Please join Dreamsicle Arts partner Jennifer Smith Lambert and artist/ producer/ songwriter and Berklee College of Music educator Vinx De’Jon Parrette, with special guest mentor and Grammy Award winning vocal producer Steve Van Arden (Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Stevie Ray Vaughn) for 3 days and nights of amazing music and vocal education.
May 23 Friday night
7pm - 8pm Doors Open... Welcome to the Studio!
8:30pm-10:30pm Public Concert featuring Vinx (“Lion King” , Sting, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Cher, Darius Rucker, Cassandra Wilson….) Alonzo Bodden, (Winner of Last Comin Standing, regular guest on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and a featured comedian for Smooth Jazz Cruises), and Dolette McDonald (featured background vocalist in the film Bring On The Night, touring and session vocalist with Sting, The Rolling Stones, Don Henley etc etc)
May 24 Saturday
10am-12pm Critical Listening Session - as assigned, each participant spends 15min. recording while a group of producers give valuable input and tips. Panelists: Vinx, Steve Van Arden (Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston), Alain Mallet (Jonatha Brooke, Paul Simon, Madeleine Peyroux), Martin “Flynn” Crotty, Michael Hurwitz, Paul Venezia, Alan Venitosh, etc
May 25 Sunday
10am-12pm Critical Listening Session - as assigned, each participant spends 15 minutes recording, a group of producers give valuable input and tips
1:30-2:30pm Marketing/PR and The Hot Seat - Jennifer Smith Lambert moderator- leads a panel of industry professionals as they discuss the thing artists hate to do most... SELL THEMSELVES! In addition, the panelists will review & give constructive comments on marketing materials from one or two of the artists participating in the Summit (submit to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered) Panelists will include Ralph Jaccodine (Berklee Professor, member of the Folk Alliance Board, Founder of Black Wolf Records and manager for Ellis Paul, Flynn, Martin Sexton, etc), Jackie Indrisano (manager and artistic director for Cafe 939 in Boston), Jean Pierre Leduc (owner of Lunched Management and Booking, International artist management and booking based in Montreal and New York) and others who review music marketing materials on a regular basis. Check back often to see who we've added to the panel of experts!
10am -12pm Critical Listening Session - as assigned, each participant spends 15 minutes recording, a group of producers give valuable input and tips
12pm - 1:30pm Vocal Health & The Voice on Tour with Dolette McDonald, Lisa Guyer (founder and lead vocals for "Mamma Kicks")
For guests who are traveling from outside of New England, air service is available to Boston Logan International Airport BOS and Manchester Regional Airport MHT. If arriving into Logan, bus service to Concord, NH is provided by Concord Coach. If you plan to arrive into Manchester’s airport, you may rent a car… there is beautiful scenery to be enjoyed!
Holiday Inn Concord: $99 double occupancy, incl. hot breakfast for 2, use Corporate code - dreamsiclearts 603-224-9534 (This should be considered the "central" hotel...we may have some events here and it is right on Main Street and is walkable from the bus station)
Best Western Concord: $75 double occupancy, incl. breakfast for 2, use Corporate code - dreamsiclearts 603-228-4300 (ask for Leon if you have trouble)
Transportation during the Summit: our Studio/Stage is located in the quaint village of Suncook, NH which is only 10 minutes from downtown Concord. We encourage participants to create ride pools among themselves during the weekend, but we will also be providing rides if needed. Please indicate your intentions when you register.
We look forward to seeing you Memorial Day Weekend!
And please spread the word about this amazing weekend of vocal music!
Public Performance Tickets CLICK HERE!