Learn how to create real community that is supportive and wants you to be successful. We will teach you how to leverage your social media to foster real relationships. You will discover the advantages to having friends you can visit around the world. A panel with Dylan Germick (Planet Booty) and Josh Windmiller, moderated by Stefan Aronsen (Balanced Breakfast).
The Crux, Railroad Square Music Festival
Josh Windmiller became active in his local music scene in 2007. What began as a small run of intimate shows for his own band soon turned into regular booking and production work throughout his community. Now Josh is directing Santa Rosa's Railroad Square Music Festival, managing San Francisco's The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, and working as Production Director for Second Octave Entertainment. He is also hosts the North Bay Balanced Breakfast meetings and performs regularly both as a solitary rambling troubadour and with his theatrical folk punk band, The Crux. He loves to play the emcee at shows and introduce bands on stage.
Annie Bacon is a folk-rock singer/songwriter based in San Francisco. Since 2008 she's released 4 EPs, 1 LP, 1 live album and multiple singles with her band Annie Bacon & her OSHEN. She also wrote/recorded a Folk Opera, which was later adapted as a puppet-play for Brooklyn’s Puppets & Poets Festival. She's spearheaded two successful Kickstarter campaigns, is a music writer/editor for The Bay Bridged, and has a secret second life pursuing a career as pro country songwriter. (She is the coordinator for SF Chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI)). Most recently Annie had the honor of performing in MacArthur and Bessie Award winner Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music at the Curran Theatre.
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Founder, Second Line Vinyl
Lyz Luke carved out a name as an “Executive Music Enabler” over her 7 year career in the Arts. Residing in the heart of Oakland, Lyz has presented shows with over 150 bands from all over the Bay Area. Luke has learned to appreciate the truly undeniable strength of community among the Bay Area arts. She serves many roles within the Bay Area: Second Line Vinyl (Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer) Oakland Symphony (Special Projects Manager), and UnderCover Presents (Executive Producer & Founder). Lyz’s performance management, production, and development background is bolstered by extensive experience nonprofit event fundraising, event sponsorship, & PR. She has also worked with the Red Poppy Art House, ArtSpan (SF Open Studios), and others. Lyz Luke founded UnderCover in 2010 and has since released 14 albums/showcases as part of the series. Awards & Affiliations: Governor on the SF Board of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), 2017’s YBCA 100 List, East Bay Express’s “Best of”, SF Weekly's “Best of” (twice), Grants Panelist for Oakland Cultural Funding Program, 2 Mayoral Proclamations presented at UnderCover shows to Sly & The Family Stone as well as Green Day, B.S. in Economics from St. John’s University, NCAA Championship ring in fencing.
Co-Founder, Balanced Breakfast
Stefan Aronsen has a masters degree in Graphic Design from The Academy of Art in SF. He has worked for LucasFilm, Stitcher Radio, Magnifi, and many indie record labels. Currently, he is a music promoter, photographer, radio host & DJ who co-founded Balanced Breakfast and does freelance design in the Bay Area. His passion for the local music scene is evident in everything he works on. Follow him at @StefanAronsen on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.
Dylan Charles Germick is the lead singer and co-founder of Planet Booty of Oakland, California. He moved to the Bay Area in 2007 after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelors degree in Theater and Drama. Since Planet Booty's first self titled album in 2009, the band has evolved from a full funk outfit into a trim nationally touring trio (consisting of Dylan, Josh Conterro [SP?], and Rob Gwin) that crosses genres, challenges perceptions, and asks bodies of every type to celebrate with sweat and soul. Planet Booty has released several self-produced full length albums and music videos including their most recent endeavor entitled "NAKED," which was funded by a successful 25K Kickstarter campaign last year. Dylan has gained expertise in promotions and public relations for his art, including social media, press outreach, other network building tools that has yielded thousands of Planet Booty followers and a dedicated community of fans and friends. Dylan's other music endeavors include the 14 piece jazz orchestra tribute to Ray Charles, Rayband, and collaborations with Bay Area musicians including Fat Mike of NOFX, Will Blades, The Bachelors of Science, Audio Angel, and DJ Matt Haze. Dylan's overarching goal in this world is to connect people through the power of music and to remind everyone to pause and be overwhelmed by the joys of being of alive.