The fifth annual New Noise Music Conference & Festival returns to downtown Santa Barbara this weekend. Venues up and down historic State Street and blocks of the ‘Funk Zone’ will be taken over by some of the best indie bands highlighted by the NNMF Block Party running all day Saturday. Last years event attracted over 1,200 people and it looks to get even bigger. This years headliners, HAIM are destined for greatness and have the whole music world a buzz with their new album which opened at #1 in the UK. Always on the cutting edge of new music, the festival prides itself on bringing in talent on the verge of stardom. In addition to HAIM, SB locals Gardens & Villa, party rocker, Andrew W.K. and NYC electro-pop outfit Holy Ghost! will all perform over the 3 day festival.
In addition to bringing in amazing musical talent, New Noise Santa Barbara takes over The Savoy, a historic nightclub located in Santa Barbara, to deliver engaging conversations about the state of the music business all day Friday. It’s the best place to meet industry insiders, learn about the impact of evolving technology, and debate the future of music with artists, fans, and entrepreneurs. This year New Noise welcomes back Chuck D (Public Enemy) along with a host of other experts. Topics include ‘How to Get Your Music On-Screen’ as well as ‘If Music Could Talk: Marketing Your Brand.’