What is a Springboard Festival?

An event like no other, Springboard Memphis is three days that change lives and careers!

We bring together the most talented, hard working MUSICIANS – from around the country for the OPPORTUNITY to receive mentorship, network and pitch their music to some of the industry’s top executives – creating a monumental IMPACT on their careers and our surrounding community and partners.

What We Do

We hand select 100 of the top emerging artists, out of thousands of applicants, to participate in our one-of-a-kind Springboard Festivals.

Artists receive 2 FULL DAYS of training during our BAND BOOTCAMP at the beautiful Visible Music College in Memphis.  This includes Panels, Workshops, one-on-one Networking and our “The Moment of Truth” direct pitch sessions to professional music supervisors for film/TV placements.  All of this comes from the generosity and courtesy of some of the music industry’s most influential and powerful people including those involved in launching and guiding superstars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Guns N Roses.

On DAY 3 we close out the festival by partnering with the community to showcase all 100 bands on 10 stages on Beale Street for our BAND & BREW CRAWL.  Artists take what they’ve learned and deliver the performance of their careers, all while attendees go from venue to venue discovering new music.

ALL proceeds benefit our non-profit partners.

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 “There are so many artists and bands around the world that have the talent, the perseverance, the strength – but never had the moment to prove themselves or find out from professionals what they need to take the next step.  This festival/conference combination provides just that.  All the while giving fans a front row seat to the action.”


Meet some the music industry’s most influential and powerful people, including those involved in launching and guiding superstars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Guns N Roses, who are helping our artists reach the next level. Here's a look at our 2019 line up. **2020 MENTORS ANNOUNCED SOON**

Mathew Knowles

Founder of Music World Ent.

Michèle Vice-Maslin

#1 Hit Music Songwriter/Producer

Kevin Williamson

Head of Interscope Nashville

Nic Davis

CEO of 4:08 Productions

Simon Michel

Director of Europe - Music Supervisor, Inc.

Dominique Preyer

Hear It – Clear It Music Supervision

Nancy Tunick

GrassRoots Promotion

Kate Kelly

PR Consultant

Samantha Hilscher

Director of TV Music, Lionsgate

Rick Clark

Music Supervisor

Oona Mitchell Bean

Royal Recording Studios - Co-Owner

Lee Mayer

President/CEO Houla Entertainment

Michael Eastwood

Mastermind Promotion

Andrew Lane

Multi-Platinum Producer

Missy Shackelford

Sync Specialist / Song Coach

Spenser Liszt

Founder of Thriving Musician

Thornton Cline

Author / Songwriter / Musician

Tim Williams


Jon Thomas

CPA: Entertainment Industry

Julius Robinson

COO of Music Supervisor, Inc.

Scott Velasquez

Owner of Rukus Management

Robert Besser

Entertainment & Copyright Law

Barry Coffing

Founder of Springboard Festivals

Dale Penner

Award Winning Producer

Peggy Iafrate

ABC/Disney/Strega Group

Adèle Ho

Music Supervisor

Billy Smiley

5X Grammy Nominee


We hand select 100 of the top emerging artists, out of thousands of applicants from around the country, to join us for a one-of-a-kind opportunity. **MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED EACH WEEK**




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