Concerts & Touring: Emerging From the Pandemic

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Saturday,  April 9, 2022 at 3:00pm

Panelists will discuss lessons they have learned from the lockdown and the varying/alternative live concert formats that have emerged.

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Kendra Gough

Music programmer, booker, marketer, and administrator. With 8 years of experience in the music industry, Kendra has worked as a talent buyer, promoter, production manager, artist representative, marketing manager, assistant, and programming manager. She is currently programming manager at Gladstone House and The Broadview Hotel. 


Jacob Hamalda

Currently the General Manager at The Biltmore Theatre in Oshawa On, Jacob has spent the last 15+ years and his entire professional career in the music industry in a multitude of evolving roles including, venue/bar owner (The Moustache Club 2013-2018), technical director (Capitol Theatre), live sound professional and professor, stints as a tour manager, FO

H operator and general committee to seeing live music and new music find a stage and be presented with quality and consistency.

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Travis Wilson

A layered atmosphere of nostalgic and modern pop-rock - rising indie pop/rock artist Future Heights Music gives nods to past and present music. On Friday, February 18th, 2022, the Calgary, Alberta-based artist Future Heights frontman Travis Wilson was pleased to announce the release of two songs, fall asleep & you look cold, on "the lookout sessions" EP. Future Heights is an exciting new project for Travis. After receiving funding from the Alberta Music Micro-Grant to create this EP, Travis set to work on the EP earlier this year and has successfully released three singles. The vocals in the EP collection of songs are heart-wrenching that captivate the audience - described as "indie-pop gems." @futureheightsmusic

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Reed Alton

Reed Alton is a vocalist and songwriter from Calgary, AB, Canada. He fronts two successful bands, In/Vertigo and Osyron, and has performed and toured consistently for the better part of the last decade. Opening for and touring with the likes of Buckcherry, Bif Naked, Pop Evil, Into Eternity, The Wild!, John Corabi, and others has cemented his professionalism and has allowed him to gain experience within the music and performing industry. Reed hopes to continue his career with the ever-increasing opportunities that both bands possess and become a better singer and songwriter over the coming years

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Dillon Stuart

Dillon Stewart is a cultural commentator better known for his current role on the True North Views podcast. A prominent figure in the underground Toronto ndie music scene. Dillon has worked with some of Canada’s biggest music blogs also working with multiple artists across all genres aiding in the creation of music and visuals.