Music Special Events 2016-17

Friday and Saturday, Sept 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.
Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA)
in Conjunction with
Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts

GEMA ROCKS VII: The Untold Story

A brand-new show packed with tremendously talented alumni & student singers, songwriters, comedians & musicians representing five decades of Georgetown performers. Through a series of original songs & covers woven together with sketch comedy, short films, and musical interludes you will discover the untold story. Featured performances by Billboard #1 songwriter/ performer Jim McCormick (C ’90); Greta Gaines (C’89) alt-country star of MTV and Oxygen fame; Michael Zakarin (C ’05, MBA ’13) of The Bravery; Tate Tucker (C’14) hip-hop artist and YouTube sensation; Evan Floyd (B’ 14) aka hit DJ Keylow; Lyell Evans Roeder (C’ 13) and Mary Ellen Funke (F’ 15) of the critically-acclaimed band Tigers are Bad For Horses; Danielle Carter (B’05) aka Dani W, LA-based Tribal/Soul/Funk/Pop artist; the Georgetown Improv Association, and more.

$30 GENERAL | $20 YOUNG ALUMNI (2012-16) | $10 STUDENT

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Building the Music Capital

“Music” can refer to many things: an industry, a community, and a source of inspiration, celebration or reflection. No matter how one interacts with music in today’s society, a key factor is the need for basic infrastructure – the venues, technology and communication/transportation systems that allow musicians to reach an audience and perform and distribute their work. Like many cities, Washington, DC is in the midst of significant change and transformation, providing both opportunities and challenges for our local music community. Building the Music Capital is a one-day conference that will address these issues head on through a series of presentations, interviews and panel discussions with leading figures engaged in the city’s musical future. Performers, educators, cultural advocates, entrepreneurs and policymakers will share their perspectives on how the DC music scene stacks up, and what steps can be taken to develop and enact strategies, policies and businesses that will enhance and support the capital’s critical music infrastructure.

These are difficult and complex issues that do not lend themselves to easy answers. But for an effective strategy to be reached, everyone should be involved. That’s why Building the Music Capital is free and open to the public. Held on the Georgetown University campus, the goal of this event is to engage the greater DC community in a conversation about specific and actionable strategies that can unify and strengthen Washington, DC’s musical ecosystems.