The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has announced this summer's concert and showcase lineup. Among the highlights are a free Central Park Summer Stage concert on Saturday, July 12th featuring Mexican rock songstress Julieta Venegas, Mexican electro-rockers Plastilina Mosh and Chilean buzz DJ Bitman. LAMC's annual concert at Celebrate Brooklyn will take place the evening of Friday, July 11th in Prospect Park. This year's lineup will feature Argentine electro-pop band Miranda!, New York City's own melting pop band Brazilian Girls and dub master Ticklah(Easy Star All-Stars + Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra). Additional LAMC events include an Experimental Film Night in Brooklyn, Music and Film Night at Central Park Summer Stage, Indie Showcase at The Mercury Lounge, Terra showcase at Bowery Ballroom, Cyloop/Gibson Acoustic Showcase at SOB's, and the Pepsi Blue Carpet Bash Closing Party.
With a warm welcome from the Big Apple, the biggest event in the world for cutting-edge Latin music will return to the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from July 8th - 12th. Discounted registration for LAMC is available until June 1st for only $249 at www.latinalternative.com. Featuring leading artists as well as many of the music industry's most prominent decision-makers, the ninth annual LAMC is a "must play" event for developing and established acts alike.
"Major music events like the 9th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference draw music fans from around the world to New York City," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Through the work of the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, New York has been able to attract and retain major Latin events generating millions in economic activity for our City. As we continue to showcase the talent and rich cultural diversity of Nueva York, hosting events like the LAMC helps us as we stake our claim as the Latin media and entertainment capital of the world."
With past conferences averaging more than 1,250 music industry attendees and 25,000 concert fans each year, LAMC 2008 promises to be an exciting year yet again. This multi-day conference provides networking opportunities with the genre's leading artists, label executives, journalists, marketers, managers, retailers and programmers. It is the most extensive Latin music conference to date. LAMC will be returning for its second year in Mexico City and Buenos Aires on September 5th and September 22th-24th, respectively.
For more information, or to check out LAMC’s full line-up, visit www.latinalternative.com.