Mark Davyd , CEO, Music Venue Trust (Moderator)
Ben Lovett, Mumford and Sons / Venues
Danny Keir, Director of Music, Sound Diplomacy
Hannah White, Co-founder, The Sound Lounge
Graham Weber, Director of Artist Management, The House of Songs
Grassroots venues and the promoters who inhabit them are key to supporting Americana artists hone their live craft and build audiences for sustainable careers, in this session we'll hear what the current state of play for UK music venues, promoters and festivals is and what it takes to keep this invaluable scene thriving. Music Venue Trust will join us having recently published How to Open A Grassroots Venue and How To Run A Grassroots Music Venue a must-have guide for anyone working or who wants to work in and with Grassroots Venues.