Midwest Music Summit To Take Place August 10-12

The sixth annual Midwest Music Summit (MMS) taking place August 10-12 in Indianapolis, IN today announced a portion of its line-up for what is shaping up to be its best and most anticipated year yet, some of the acts include Dr. Octagon (aka Kool Keith), Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Mickey Avalon, Local H, Silversun Pickups, Jon McLaughlin, Russian Circles, Murder By Death, Virgin Millionaires, Early Day Miners, The Sun, The Elms, Wheatus, Laylights, Man in Gray, Page France and many more. Additional local acts confirmed include Mudkids, Extra Blue Kind, Stereo Deluxe, and America Owns the Moon. In addition to the lineup of national and emerging talent, the MMS features two days of panels and workshops covering a vast array of important music industry topics ranging from marketing, promotion, publicity, blogging, digital music distribution, A&R, Touring and Music Supervision among others.

"We are truly excited about the 2006 edition of the Midwest Music Summit," commented Josh Baker, the event's founder and organizer. "Once again we have managed to put together an incredible and diverse line-up of artists and industry executives. The response and early wristband sales has been positive, as this event continues to be the summer's 'must-attend' music conference."

The Midwest Music Summit spotlights national acts and unsigned artists that encompass various musical styles including rock, pop, folk, blues, R&B, Americana, Hip Hop, and Electronica to Goth, Indie Rock, Jam, Metal, Acoustic, Experimental and many more. Over 300 bands will perform on 20 stages at locations in and around Broad Ripple Village (Indianapolis). “At the request of the attendees of past Midwest Music Summit’s we have decided to centralize the event and have chosen the Broad Ripple area as the focal point of the event, this will make it easier for attendees to go from venue to venue,” said Baker. "In its sixth year, the Midwest Music Summit is becoming a part of the rich cultural fabric of our community. To be a successful city in arts and culture, we must promote and foster original, local and live musical opportunities. MMS is seeking to do that for musician in Indianapolis, as well as artists from around the country," said Steve Campbell, Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis.

Wristband, Badge & Registration Information:
$20 Showcase Wristband is available now through August 4, 2006 and $25 beginning August 5. MMS Showcase Wristbands are available at Hot Box Pizza locations (in Broad Ripple, IUPUI, & Lafayette), Indy CD & Vinyl, Luna Music, Vibes Music, The Vogue, Birdys, Connor’s Pub, Landlocked Records (Bloomington) **No online ordering will be available after August 4, 2006. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the official registration area, as well as the aforementioned locations. Late registration is July 15 through August 4 for $150. Walk-up registration will be $175. Registration includes access to all music showcases, networking parties, seminars and panels, a copy of the 2006 MMS Festival Guide and a copy of the MMS two-disc CD sampler featuring a selection of this year's performing artists. The purchase of a wrist band includes three day/night access to all music showcases at participating venues.

For more information, visit www.midwestmusicsummit.com.