If you’re a fan of live music, then Lancaster City is THE place to be on Thursday, April 12th as the 10th annual Launch Music Conference and Festival gets underway! Launch runs over four days, showcasing a variety of musical genres as well as high-quality panel discussions. We could go into more detail, but we thought we’d let the founder of this amazing event, Jeremy Weiss, break it down!

“I just don’t think it’s possible to mention only one thing I’m stoked about at The 10th Annual LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival! We have the World Premiere of the film Barn Burner, the story of the incredible number of world-renown metal and hardcore bands and musicians, from seemingly the most unlikely of places: the quiet, conservative, Amish country, Lancaster County.  We have a show with multi-platinum artist, PnB Rock. We have a one-of-a-kind acoustic performance from members of seminal indie/metal icons, Underoath, we have the 2nd installment of Fest Friday at LAUNCH, where thousands gather outdoors at Binns Park for unique food, drink, and  stages of live music, and we have the 15th Anniversary Show of twice-Grammy nominated August Burns Red, featuring reunions of past lineups to include older songs, that haven’t been part of their set in nearly a decade, as well as their biggest hits! That doesn’t even BEGIN to address the panel schedule by day, STACKED with today’s most successful, insightful, and talented Industry Professionals from around the country.  I’m particularly fired up to see the panel with Talinda Bennington, widow of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, as well as Jim Digby (Linkin Park Team) and Anna Shinoda (wife of Linkin Park guitarist Mike Shinoda), addressing mental health and the stresses of a career in music.”

See our point? Needless to say, we’re SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED!  Passes and individual tickets, as well as the full schedule of panels and nighttime entertainment, are available here.