Denver Music Summit schedule: Gregory Alan Isakov, Laura Burhenn and more - Reverb

Denver Music Summit schedule: Gregory Alan Isakov, Laura Burhenn and more

You don’t have to be a musician to get something out of the Denver Music Summit.

The event is geared toward artists and industry with its workshops, panels and speeches, but there’s also the open-to-the-public reception at the Mercury Café (2199 California St.) on Nov. 22, featuring music from Josiah Johnson (the Head & the Heart), Ark Life, Ian Cooke and more. And the Narrators storytelling series, which includes stories and songs from Jeff Linsenmaier (the Czars, the Fray), Erin Roberts (Porlolo), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards) and others at the McNichols Building (144 W. Colfax Ave.) on Nov. 23.

All public shows are $10 and conference registration is open at

See an abbreviated version of the Denver Music Summit schedule below and download the full thing here.

Friday, Nov. 22 – Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St.

6-8 p.m.: Opening night reception and welcome (open to the public)

8-11 p.m.: Live performance by PHOX, featuring an opening collaborative performance by Josiah Johnson (The Head & the Heart), Ark Life, Carleigh Aikins, The Changing Colors, Chimney Choir, Ian Cooke and Tamara Lindeman.

Hosted by Corey Jones from OpenAir
Tickets: $10

Saturday, Nov. 23 – McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Musician workshops, panels, Future of Music Coalition presentation, and a special keynote with Dessa and DJ Cavem, supported by Colorado Creative Industries & Illegal Pete’s.
Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday: $10

7-11 p.m.: The Narrators: Stories from the Road, hosted by Andrew Orvedahl and Robert Rutherford, with stories from Dessa, Scott Booker, Jeff Linsenmeier (The Czars, The Fray), Erin Roberts (Porlolo), and Yonnas Abraham (BLKHRTS). Followed by live music performances from David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Will Johnson and Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards).
Tickets: $10

Sunday, Nov. 24 – McNichols Building

Noon-2 p.m.: Ask the Experts: Rountables with Industry Pros & continental brunch from Udi’s
Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday: $10

3-6pm: Acoustic afternoon and closing reception with live performances by Joe Pug, Gregory Alan Isakov, Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds, The Postal Service), Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats) and Esme Patterson (Paper Bird).

Tickets are $10.

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John Wenzel is an A&E reporter and critic for The Denver Post. Follow him @johnwenzel.