“Graham Public Relations (GPR) Is pleased and honored to announce an exclusive partnership with the Electric City Music Conference which will take place on October 10-12th at numerous venues throughout the City of Scranton and Lackawanna county,” stated James Graham, GPR’s President. “This partnership will leverage GPR’s Public Relations, media planning and advertising experience to make sure the public, both locally and regionally, are as informed and excited about the Music Conference as we are. GPR is fast becoming the go to agency for the promotion of large local and regional events and we look forward to making the conference succeed in every way possible. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton have already done a tremendous amount of stellar work on the conference and awards programs, it is our job to get people hyped about the event and people through the doors to see these amazing bands.”
Just some of Mr. Graham’s experience includes PR and Media relations for high profile events such as Superbowl XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX, the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the Commonwealth Games in Manchester U.K., NCAA events such as the Nokia Sugarbowl and NCAA Final Four. Graham has also worked with Municipalities in the US promoting convention centers, arenas management and entertainment, Philadelphia area technology companies, plus worked with the Philadelphia area Pharmaceutical Industry.
More information, past work, events and promotions can be found athttp://jgrahampr.com/
The Electric City Music Conference will come to Scranton, Pennsylvania this fall. The event will take place over Columbus Day weekend (October 10-12th) and consist of a city wide music festival, panels hosted by music industry professionals from across the country, and a local music awards ceremony.
Organizers intend to host 100+ bands throughout 20 venues in Scranton, PA. Band will range form national touring groups to the best local talent that North East Pennsylvania has to offer. Performers, venues, and panelists will be announced sporadically from now until September.
The event will kick off Friday night with the Steamtown Music Awards, an awards show to honor the regions best music. Saturday will consist of a large heading act, an electronic dance party, and panels throughout the day. Conferences will continue Sunday as 100+ band music festival takes place throughout the city.
Venues announced so far: The Bog, Mulligan’s, Kildares, The Vintage Theater, The V Spot, and Thirst T’s. More venues will be announced shortly.
Music industry professionals confirmed so far: Mark Woodbridge (Radium Records), Mike Lello (Highway 81 Revisited), Vince Volz (Double V Bookings/Talent Buyer Dobbs Philly), Mackey Westbrook (Tom Taylor Presents/Crocodile Rock), Conor Obrien (The Vintage Theater), and Christian Wagner (Pirate Press/AbsolutePunk.net).
An initial release of bands has been announced: Graces Downfall, Rouge Chimp, A Fire With Friends, Abstract Peoples, Nowhere Slow, Endless Mike and the Beagle Club, Survay Says! (Asbestos Records), The Great Party, A Social State, Apache Chief, Behind the Grey, Eye on Attraction, Danger Bruno, DJ Hersh, DJ Ransom, DJ Tonez, DJ Woogie, D. Loom, Down to Six, Dustin Drevitch & the Electric Gentlemen, Gino Lispi, Governing Murphy, Jehiel Boner, Madrone, OurAfter, Silhouette Lies, Small Town Titans, and The Invisible Swordsmen.