2016 NON-COMM Schedule of Events

All meetings and showcases take place at World Café Live, either upstairs or downstairs, unless otherwise noted.
Times, events artists all subject to change. Updates as they occur.

Events in Bold are open to both industry attendees and XPN listeners; all others are industry-only.

Wednesday, May 18

4 – 7 p.m.. Subaru Presents the VuHaus Opening Night Party

7 – 11:30 p.m. Music Showcases

The NPR Music Stage (downstairs)

The Jayhawks
Amos Lee
Bonnie Raitt

The PRX Stage (upstairs)

Sunflower Bean
Hayes Carll
Kurt Vile and the Violators

Thursday, May 19


9:15-11:30 a.m. – Meeting (upstairs) – The State of the NON-COMM Triple A Union Mega-Meeting

It’s been several years since our last State of the Triple A Union meeting. During our NON-COMMvention “mega-meeting,” we’ll take a look at the facts, trends and current state of the format including audience growth, digital impact, fundraising, financial viability, and the “evolving case” for non-commercial Triple A stations. If you’re coming to NON-COMM, this is a can’t miss event…

11:30 a.m. – Lunch available courtesy of COLUMBIA RECORDS and THIRTY TIGERS (upstairs)

12 – 1 p.m. Free at Noon –  Music Showcase on The NPR Music Stage (downstairs)

Kevin Morby
The Zombies

1:15-2:10 p.m. – The NON-COMMversation – (upstairs) – WXPN/Philadelphia’s Dan Reed interviews BOB FORREST

The longtime collaborator of Dr. Drew Pinsky, Bob has helped countless musicians dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction get sober and find their purpose. Bob Forrest is considered to be one of the premiere drug counselors living today, assisting everyone from award-winning artists to struggling teens. His is also a classic rock & roll story…from Hollywood rock royalty as frontman for Thelonious Monster, to worldwide tours and – ultimately – addiction and a near-death experience, Forrest is a master storyteller with a message. We’ll leave plenty of time for YOUR questions for Bob as well.

2:15 – 3 p.m. Taping for National Public Radio’s The World Café with OJR, hosted by David Dye. (upstairs)

3 – 7 p.m. Open Dinner Period

7 – 11:30 p.m. Music Showcases

The NPR Music Stage (downstairs)

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
The Head and the Heart
Big Head Todd & the Monsters

The PRX Music Stage (upstairs)

The Record Company
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Aubrie Sellers

11:30 – 2 a.m.  “Rhythm Lab Live” (late night after party – sponsored by co-sign) (upstairs)

co-sign presents “Rhythm Lab Live” – OPEN BAR FOR INDUSTRY ATTENDEES!

Inspired by one of the most creative specialty shows on the radio today, “Rhythm Lab Live” is designed to showcase new music outside of what you imagine when you think of AAA radio. BUT…you’ll hear that these tunes (despite their electronic, hip hop, or international vibe) will most definitely work on air next to your favorite Triple A staples and rotation records. New tunes brought to you by Jordan Lee + Tarik (Radio Milwaukee), Rita Houston (WFUV) and Jason Lucero (SBR)… bar sponsored by Ninja Tune, Counter, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Partisan Records, Ineffable Music, Mass Appeal

Friday, May 20

8-9:15 a.m. – breakfast – courtesy of CONCORD MUSIC GROUP (upstairs)

9:15-10:25 a.m. – meeting (upstairs) – Programming that Moves the Needle

Programming stunts and coverage of “breaking music news” help us build community and engage with our audiences in meaningful ways. Examples include year-end and special programming countdowns as well as how we covered the deaths of major artists such as David Bowie and Prince. During the session we’ll examine case studies and their impact on our listeners.

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Concurrent Meetings (upstairs & Curren Conference Room at WXPN)

CURREN CONFERENCE ROOM – Community Radio Roundtable – join Jim Manion of WFHB / Bloomington for a wide ranging discussion of community radio’s strengths, quirks, and challenges, including a detailed discussion about the ‘graying’ of the community radio audience and how to help reverse that.

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE – (upstairs) – Video Truths & Consequences – use of video is becoming an increasingly important strategy/tool for many stations. During this panel we’ll hear from stations, NPR Music and VuHaus on its one year anniversary about their video initiatives: the why, the how, the challenges, and the impact.

11:30 a.m. – Lunch Available (upstairs)

12 – 1 p.m. Free at Noon –  Music Showcase on The NPR Music Stage (downstairs)

Corinne Bailey Rae
Mary Chapin Carpenter

1:15-2:45 p.m. “The Music Meeting” with Sean Coakley of Songlines (upstairs)

It wouldn’t be the NON-COMMvention without Mr. Coakley and his collection of brand new music! Listen, judge, and comment (please) on a selection of fresh tunes.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Music Showcase, The PRX Stage (upstairs) – Dylan LeBlanc

3:15 – 7 p.m. Open Dinner Period

7-11:30 PM – Music Showcases

The NPR Music Stage (downstairs)

The Cactus Blossoms
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
Band of Horses
Soul Asylum

The PRX Stage (upstairs)

Esme Patterson
Car Seat Headrest
Low Cut Connie

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