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Huntsville Music Office to host Quarterly Meetup March 19

Published on March 13, 2024

Curious about what’s happening with Huntsville’s bustling music scene? Learn more about ongoing initiatives and upcoming events at the HSV Quarterly Music Meetup on Tuesday, March 19.

A graphic promoting the Huntsville Music Meetup on March 19. The background is purple and the type is white.

Hosted at Mars Music Hall at the Von Braun Center from 6-8 p.m., this free event offers an opportunity for musicians and stakeholders to connect and collaborate. Concessions will be available for purchase.

In addition to networking with peers and fellow music enthusiasts, attendees will have the chance to engage with Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella and members of Huntsville’s Music Board.

As the first Quarterly Meetup of the year, Mandrella said the event will preview an exciting year for local music. He said there are numerous opportunities to support Huntsville music in the months ahead, including a Women’s Expo (March 22-24), Panoply (April 26-28), Make Music Day (June 21) and Huntsville Music Month (September).

Another program finding success is the Music Ambassador Program (MAP), which has provided funds to over a dozen touring artists based in the Huntsville area.

“There’s no better ambassador than a touring musician from your city who is quickly rocketing to stardom,” Mandrella said. “When you have an artist proudly tell an audience where they’re from, that’s as good or better than a tourism brochure.”

Also on the horizon is the yet-to-be named music festival in John Hunt Park, produced by world-renowned festival producer C3 Presents. Mandrella said details for Huntsville’s first major music festival are still being ironed out, though he hopes more information will be announced soon.

“Huntsville’s music scene is experiencing an unprecedented surge of energy and creativity, and it’s truly an exhilarating time to be a part of it,” he said. “From the vibrant local talent to the national recognition we’re garnering, the momentum is undeniable. I’m eagerly anticipating all the incredible events and projects that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond.”