Last year Seattle saw the birth of a new music festival and summit. The Upstream Music Festival and Summit was designed to showcase local Northwest artists and to give aspiring artists and music industry professionals keys to finding success in the business. The summit will feature "a committee of artists, music industry professionals, event producers and creative directors who all have significant experience navigating the music industry."

The Summit will take place on Friday, June 1st in venues across Pioneer Square, prior to the start of the fest. Programming will include 12+ sessions focusing on the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing artist and music industry professionals today; including utilizing data to make marketing and touring decisions, how to hone and share your brand, demystifying contracts, artist well-being, and how to use tools like aggregators and metadata to make sound business decisions. -Upstream

After the Summit, the festival kicks off Friday night and continues all weekend! There are concerts at different venues all throughout Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle. Local and national acts will perform, but the focus is on hot new Northwest artists! Miguel is headlining along with Jawbreaker and The Flaming Lips. One day, two day, weekend and VIP passes are on sale now. Click here to get your tickets! See you in Seattle!