Millennium Music Conference 20 February 19-21, 2016 | Best Western Premier The Central Hotel | Harrisburg, PA

The 20th Annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase will be held February 18 - 21, 2016 at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center and 30 showcase venues in and around Harrisburg, PA.

The conference features two afternoons of music industry panels, clinics, workshops, networking, day stages, one-on-one mentoring & demo listening sessions, and an industry business trade show.  In the evenings the event celebrates new music with three nights of showcase performances featuring over 300 original acts at 30 live music venues in and around Harrisburg, PA.  In celebration of 20 years there is no submission fee for acts and artists to submit to showcase and participate thru September 2015. Free submissions are available exclusively on our ReverbNation and Sonicbids showcase submission platforms.  All selected acts and artists also receive Free registration badges for their entire act to attend and participate in the afternoon conference. Your badges are all access for the entire weekend.  All acts and artists that pay a $20 submission fee in October & November also get Free registraion badges whether selected or not. Musicians and their teams pick up badges when they sign in at the Registration desk at the event.

Since 1997, this conference & showcase has become one of the premier music events on the East Coast. MMC has educated and showcased thousands of independent acts and artists. Music industry professionals attend as panelists, speakers, mentors, exhibitors and talent scouts to network, do business and share their experience with musicians, registrants and conference attendees. There are also many marketing opportunities available for musicians, exhibitors, sponsors and industry.

The local community is always invited to join in the celebration of new music, emerging talent and independent artists as all showcase performances are open to the public, the vast majority are free and several stages are all ages. Showcases will generally start after 6pm on Friday 2/19 & Saturday 2/20. The event kicks off on Thursday 2/18 and their may be some showcases scheduled in addition to the kick off party at 8pm.

Past MMC Keynote Speakers include: Halestorm, Bill McGathy (Manager, 3 Doors Down, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, & Producer of Violent Femmes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, No Doubt), Walter McDonough (Future Of Music Coalition), Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Matt Pinfield (MTV), Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), David Ellifson (Megadeth), Bruce Warren & Jim Mcguinn ( WXPN), Ken Carson (WQXA) and more.

Past MMC Performers include: Godsmack, Halestorm, Fuel, Good Charlotte, Crobot, Ryan Bingham, Melody Gardot, Keaton Simons, Future Rock, Kingsfoil, Framing Hanley, Rachael Sage, Keaton Simons, Teddy Geiger, Big Elf, Charm City Devils, Sister Sparrow & The Dirtybirds, The Becoming, and many many more...







Showcase Venues MMC features over 30 venues in the Harrisburg area

2016 Venues

Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Co.
Anthony's Micro Pub
Best Western Premier Atrium
Blarney's Twisted Irish Pub
Blue Moose Bar & Grille
Brewhouse Grille
Carley's Ristorante & Piano Bar
The Champ
The Coliseum/ What If West
Cornerstone Coffeehouse
Grain & Verse Bottleshop
Gullifty's Underground
Herr Street Stage @ H*MAC

The Kitchen & Gallery Bar @ H*MAC
Metropolis Collective


Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Midtown Tavern
The Millworks
MoMo's BBQ & Grill
O'Reilly's Tap Room
Pete's Olde Towne

Pa Musician Mag. Day Stage
The Pour House
River City Blues Club
Savannah's On Hannah

Susquehanna Ale House 22

Tubby's Night Club
Whiskey River Saloon

Zeroday Brewing Co.



3 Nights, 300 Acts & Artists Submit to Showcase at MMC20!


Submit to showcase now on our ReverbNation & Soncibids platforms to get selected. All acts and artists the submit after September 30 receive free registration credentials just for submitting. The Sonicbids submissions deadline is November 16 and for ReverbNation it's December 7.


Millennium Music Conference Showcases create an exciting and valuable platform for established and emerging talent. Performing at the annual event and networking with other musicians, music industry professionals and music fans in this unique conference environment can be integral to careers. Hundreds of unsigned, independent acts and artists will be selected from submissions to participate in the night time showcases on February 18 & 20, 2016. Some showcases and the welcoming party will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016. All showcases are scheduled after the conference daytime and afternoon music business panels, clinics, workshops, mentoring and trade show which concludes at 6:00pm.

All showcases are open to the public, the majority are free, and most all genres of popular new music are represented. Performances are generally 40 minute sets of original music on a bill with acts of similar genre.  30 local live music venues will be hosting over 300 showcase performances. Please take the opportunity to discover new music from independent acts and artists. At the host hotel during the conference there will be day stages and of course we also have the infamous late night jam session held at the Best Western Premier.

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2 Days of Music Business Panels, Workshops, Mentoring, and Trade Show

Register to Attend & Participate

In 2016 the 20th annual Millennium Music Conference will feature two full days of music business panels, clinics, workshops, day stages, one-on-one mentoring & demo listening sessions and industry trade show. This conference is your opportunity to meet and learn from music producers, managers, agents, promoters, talent buyers, publicists, publishers, studio engineers, radio station executives, attorneys, songwriters, recording artists, CD manufacturers, distributors, radio and record label representatives. All acts and artists that submit to showcase get Free registration credentials so hundreds of musicians are in attendance each day. There is also a day stage sponsored by the Pennslyvania Musician Magazine located on the trade show floor where you can sign up to perform. If you submitted to showcase and paid a submission fee you can still attend the conference as an alternate. Just report to the registration desk on Friday after 11am and let them know how you submitted. Then you'll be able to sign in and get your Free registration credentials or a one day pass for all the events. Registration is available to anyone interested in the music indistry. Discounts are available. Check out our rates and deadline page.


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Speaker / Panelist Application

The Millennium Music Conference will host over 150 music industry professionals at the 20th annual conference and showcase on February 18-21, 2016. The daytime events take place at the Best Western Premier- Central Hotel & Conference Center, East Park Road, Harrisburg, PA Music industry professionals participate as sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, mentors, musicians, teachers, business owners and talent scouts. Industry professionals who wish to participate are required to submit biographical information and a jpeg photo to the conference director. Interested individuals or their representatives should call 717-221-1124 during regular business after sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Opportunity Rocks for Sponsors at the 20th annual Millennium Music Conference. Become an integral part of one of the most exciting, progressive and highly publicized events in the music industry. Reach the thousands that participate and thousands more that follow the annual conference and showcace. Several levels of major sponsorship and media and industry partnerships are available. Place your business, product or service is front and center at this dynamic event. Thousands will follow the event and attend the festival of new music showcases at 30 live music venues in and around Harrisburg, PA

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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel Harrisburg, PA

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In 2016 the Millennium Music Conference will be based at the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel & Conference Center.  Located just off I-83 at the Union Deposit Exit our new host offers newly renovated rooms, state-of-the-art event facilities, one of the largest indoor pool in the area, a soaring Grand Atrium and O'Reilly's Tap Room & Kitchen. The MMC Registration & Information desk and all of the afternoon conference panels, clinics, workshops, mentoring, trade show and day stages are located just off the Grand Atrium. 

The special conference rate of $99.00 per night is also available and based on availability through January 14, 2016.  It's where you'll want to be and where all the action is during the long conference weekend so make your reservations early by calling 800-644-3144 and use Promo Code: "MMC2016".  Click here to visit online at  Try and make your reservations early as we sold out rooms early for last year's event.


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