If you’re a Christian musician, you know it takes a lot of energy and dedication to faithfully show up week after week at church and give your all for the Lord. The Christian Musician Summit, a three day event, happens in Buffalo, New York, May 2nd thru 4th, and it’s a superb time to meet about 800 other Christian music makers and church workers from all over the U.S. and Canada. Ideally situated at Buffalo’s largest mega-church campus in suburban Getzville, just outside of Buffalo, CMS@The Chapel at CrossPoint offers one workshop after another for you to network with fellow Christian musicians, and learn from worldwide worship leaders, ministers and industry experts. Audio techs, media people, singers, and more come together to see “what’s new” and “what’s to learn” so they can then take that knowledge and those new connections back to their church and hometowns. If you ever wanted the chance to meet and talk with famous Christian musicians, this event is your chance.
In addition to the events scheduled for May 3rd and 4th, a set of intense one-day bootcamps for songwriters, guitarists, vocalists, audio techs, drummers and choirs is scheduled for May 2nd.
Scores of world-class musicians will be presenting and performing at CMS@The Chapel, including Mandisa, Paul Baloche, Ashley Cleveland, Blues Counsel (featuring Rick Cua), Dave Cleveland, Newworldson, One Sonic Society, All Sons and Daughters, Meredith Andrews, Al Perkins, Ian Eskelin, Don Poythress, Amanda Noelle, and others.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend all four general sessions, both evening concerts and the Late Night Groove Lounge with the Mick Hayes Band. They will also have access to all exhibitors and eight breakout sessions, choosing from more than 100 options in the categories of guitar, bass, drums/percussion, keys, vocals, songwriting, indie artist, audio, video, lighting, technology, worship leadership, and worship bands/teams.
Registration fees are $169 per person or $149 per person for a group rate with five or more. The one-day intensive bootcamps on May 2nd require a separate registration.
CMS@The Chapel also will host nightly concerts, which are open to the public. On Friday, Paul Baloche will perform along with a songwriters Mandisa, Ian Eskelin and Don Poythress, Dave Cleveland, Ashley Cleveland, Benji Cowart and Bob Halligan Jr. On Saturday, All Sons and Daughters will open for a concert featuring NewWorldSon and One Sonic Society. Tickets are $10 per night and are available at kingdombound.org/concert_tickets.php.
For more information, including conference rates, and to register, visit christianmusiciansummit.com. Like CMS@The Chapel on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/christianmusiciansummit) or follow on Twitter (@cmsproductions).