Winston-Salem, NC (September 8, 2016)—Musicians, songwriters, audio engineers/producers and music fans alike descended on the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts this past weekend for the fifth annual Triad Music Festival (TMF), spanning from September 1-3.
Focused on bringing together audio-centric entertainment professionals throughout the North Carolina Triad metropolitan area, even reaching as far as Asheville, Boone, Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, 2016’s three-day TMF included live music performances from established NC artists, local expert panels, a gear swap/gear expo and lots of tasty food trucks. A variety of local and national exhibitors and sponsors were present and participating, including GC Professional, Lectrosonics, PreSonus, Focusrite RedNet, Dusky Electronics and MegaTone Amps, with support and materials from NewBay Media, among others.
Members of the Triad Music Festival 2016’s “Inspiration/Production/Promotion” audio engineers panel (L to R): Rob Tavaglione, Scott Wynne, Ian Schreier, Strother Bullins (moderator), Dave Harris and John Pfiffner. Not pictured: Evan Richey. Photo credit: Carla Burgess.
The last major event of TMF, the “Inspiration/Production/Promotion” music industry panel, featured audio engineers from across the state and was moderated by Pro Sound News’ Strother Bullins, featuring Ian Schreier (Manifold Recording), Dave Harris (Studio B Mastering), Rob Tavaglione (Catalyst Recording), Evan Richey (Ovation Sound), Scott Wynne (Appalachian State University/Aspen Music Festival) and John Pfiffner (SeventyFive Sound).
The Triad Music Festival is the brainchild of Winston-Salem based audio engineer and educator Liz May, founder of SoundLizzard, a regional production company.
“We are looking forward to the expansion of the Expo for next year,” she explains. “We [plan to] grow to include more exhibitor space for manufacturers and retailers, additional panels and workshops also geared toward the film, theatre, and live sound industries, and more offerings for students studying in the recording arts or music production areas.”
Triad Music Festival