Postponed due to the tragic events of October 1, the three-day Emerge Music + Impact festival finally makes its debut April 6-8. A weekend of new music showcases, educational speakers, protest art and more, Emerge aims to engage attendees on social topics while giving exposure to a raft of up-and-coming bands, artists and tastemakers.
Scheduled to appear: OK Go, Waxahatchee, Poppy, Kevin Morby, Lower Dens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Residual Kid, Sir The Baptist and a number of local acts that includes B. Rose, Dark Black, Ekoh, Mercy Music, Sabriel, The Dirty Hooks and Mike Xavier. Speakers include Matt Pinfield, Jill Sobule, Jana Hunter, Madame Gandhi, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Dylan Marron and others.
Other events include a gallery pop-up from the Indecline art collective; "The Fairytale Ball," an immersive storytelling event that traces the House/Ballroom scene from its roots in the Harlem Renaissance to the present day; and "blended showcases" on the topics of mental health, protest and resistance and the line between technology and biology.
Weekend passes begin at $125 and go on sale February 1 at 10 a.m. For complete details, visit EmergeLV.com.