ECMC 2019

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Through February 28, 2019 an All Shows pass is just $29! The All Shows pass gets you access to every live performance at every venue during ECMC–nearly 100 performances at stages and venues throughout scenic and walkable Downtown Norfolk. A Full Conference pass is just $49 through October 27. The Full Conference Pass grants access to all of the public Conference activities including seminars, workshops, listening parties, networking & mentoring events, and featured and keynote speakers like John Rash and Matt Starr AND you also get access to every live show!

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Here Are the Latest updates!

Big News!! Big News!! Sparky Quano Returns to ECMC!!

Sparky QuanoWe’re excited to announce that Sparky Quano will be making a return trip for ECMC 2019!! For those that missed him last year, Sparky is a one man guitar orchestra from Tokyo. He took ECMC 2018 by storm with his music and his personality. Sparky was everywhere, making friends and leading us to name him the unofficial ambassador of ECMC. He, along with many other artists, really exemplified the vibe of love and community that makes ECMC special. Come check out his amazing guitar skills this May!

Well Respected Rock Drummer and Career Coach for Musicians, Matt Starr, Featured Speaker at ECMC 2019!

Matt Starr is a Rock Star drummer who has recorded and toured with members of KISS, Matt Starr pic 1Guns n Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and others. In the studio Matt has recorded with producers Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R Atlantic Records, Mick Jagger), Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn), Mike Chapman (Blondie, The Knack), Dave Bianco (AC/DC, Tom Petty, KISS), and others.

Being a Rock Star is not about being famous or even being a musician, it’s about Exceptionalism. “Everyday I live my own words.”, says Matt. “If this didn’t work, you would have never heard of me, because I’d be stuck where I was. My approach works for anyone with a dream.”

Matt has spent the past several years sharing his story and teaching The Rock Star Code around the world through keynote addresses, group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.

The Virginia Premiere of the Film Negro Terror, A Presentation by the Film Maker and a Performance by the Band!


ECMC 2019 will host the Virginia Premiere of the punk documentary NEGRO TERROR!

Negro Terror is an all African-American punk band from Memphis, Tennessee and the subject of John Rash’s new documentary  on the band.

John Rash is a professor at Ole’ Miss and in addition to the film premiere he’ll be John Rashspeaking on why he made Negro Terror and reasons for making documentaries about other bands that may not be household names just yet. The film was made in conjunction with the Southern Documentary project which “produces works of documentary storytelling from the perspective of studying the American South.”

In addition to his work with The Southern Documentary Project and teaching at the University of Mississippi, Professor Rash has taught at Duke University in North Carolina and worked for the University in Kunshan China where he also did additional documentary and commercial film work. He holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Art from Duke University.

To see the film, attend John Rash’s presentation and get access to every live show for the Locals Only price of just $29, click here!