What is a Springboard Festival?

An event like no other, Springboard West is three days that change lives and careers!

We bring together the most talented, hard working MUSICIANS – from around the country for the OPPORTUNITY to receive mentorship, network and pitch their music to some of the industry’s top executives – creating a monumental IMPACT on their careers and our surrounding community and partners.



What We Do

We hand select 50 of the top emerging artists, out of thousands of applicants, to participate in our one-of-a-kind Springboard Festivals.

Artists receive 2 FULL DAYS of training during our BAND BOOTCAMP; including Panels, Workshops, one-on-one Networking and our “The Moment of Truth” direct pitch sessions to professional music supervisors for film/TV placements.  All of this comes from the generosity and courtesy of some of the music industry’s most influential and powerful people including those involved in launching and guiding superstars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Guns N Roses.

On DAY 3 we close out the festival by partnering with the community to showcase all 50 bands on 5 stages in Ocean Beach for our BAND & BREW CRAWL.  Artists take what they’ve learned and deliver the performance of their careers.  All while attendees go from venue to venue discovering new music, marking off game cards and redeeming them for prizes.

All proceeds from Springboard West benefit our non-profit partners; Sustainable Artists, The Autism Tree Project Foundation and Pioneer Programs.











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 “There are so many artists and bands around the world that have the talent, the perseverance, the strength – but never had the moment to prove themselves or find out from professionals what they need to take the next step.  This festival/conference combination provides just that.  All the while giving fans a front row seat to the action.”


Meet some the music industry’s most influential and powerful people, including those involved in launching and guiding superstars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Guns N Roses, who are helping our artists reach the next level.

Billy Smiley

5X Grammy Nominee

Eren Cannata

Songwriter / Professor

KOIL PreAmple

Music Producer

Amy Wolter

Live Music Producer

Gabriella Pulley

Artist Mgmt, Touring & Logistics

Tommy Armstrong

Artist Relations Manager - EMG

Sam Hayflich

Creative Music Licensing at Viacom

Alan Roy Scott

Award Winning Songwriter

Jennifer Lyneis

President of Ue3 Promotions

Julius Robinson

CEO of MusicSupervisor

Scott Velasquez

Owner of Rukus Management

Robert Besser

Entertainment & Copyright Law

Michèle Vice-Maslin

#1 Hit Music Songwriter/Producer

Barry Coffing

Founder of Springboard Festivals

Cheryl Engelhardt

Composer, Songwriter, Consultant

Kevin Jonas Sr.

Accomplished Artist Manager

Jill Pedone

Head of Licensing : Lava Records

Natasha Albert

Marketing Manager : Lava Music

Vicky Hamilton

Manager/Record Label Founder

Dale Penner

Award Winning Producer

Peggy Iafrate

ABC/Disney/Founder of Strega Group

Paul K Saunders

Artist Management / Radio / MikMe
Day 1, 11th January 2018

Bootcamp Schedule

  • 10:15 am            “How to Get Your Music Licensed”
  • 11:00 am            “Performing Artists Pathway”
  • 11:15  am            “360 Recording” – Tech Talk
  • 11:45 am             Songwriters Tips – Moment of Truth
  • 12:00 pm            Lunch
  • 2:00 pm             “Rooms, Roofs and Balconies”
  • 2:45 pm              “Cutting Edge Business”
  • 3:30 pm              Radio: Do I Have a Hit? – Moment of Truth
  • 6:00 pm              Unplugged Performances
  • Day 2, 12th January 2018

    Bootcamp Schedule

    • 10:45 am            Producers/Engineers – Tips & Tricks
    • 11:30 am            “Instrument Sponsorship” – Tech Talk
    • 11:45  am            “Independent Music Streaming”
    • 12:00 pm            “Super Social” – How to build real fans
    • 12:30 pm             Lunch
    • 2:00 pm             “Landing a Label”
    • 2:45 pm              “Super Management” Plans & Practices
    • 3:30 pm              “Music for Movies” – Moment of Truth
    • 6:00 pm              Unplugged Performances


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