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 40 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 40 bands on 4 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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A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER

BARRY COFFING

 “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.”

OUR MENTORS

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.

Ruth McCartney

CEO of McCartney Multimedia, Inc.

Chris Mollere

Music Supervisor for top TV shows

Vicky Hamilton

Managed Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe

Dale Penner

Award Winning Producer

OUR PERFORMERS

We hand select 40 of the top emerging artists, out of thousands of applicants from around the country, to join us for a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Check out a few of the artists who came last year. **Lineup announced soon!**

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