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 San Diego Music Foundation, 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 a few of mentors including 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. **More Announced Each Week!**

Mike Turner

Music Supervisor | Editor | Producer

Brandon Friesen

Songwriter | Producer | Engineer

Martin Clive Atkins

Drummer | Author | Consultant

Ishita Sinha

Composer | Music Editor | Vocalist

Bart Mendoza

Journalist | Musician | Songwriter

Tommy Armstrong

Artist Relations Manager - EMG

Chris Jiannino

Music/Artist Manager

Alisa Daglio

Award Winning Director

Julius Robinson

CEO of MusicSupervisor

Alan Roy Scott

Award Winning Songwriter

Billy Smiley

5X Grammy Nominee

Lucia Viti

Writer & Public Relations

Michael Messina

Manager/A&R - Quiet Panic

Kristen Agee

Founder 411 Music Group

Dale Penner

Award Winning Producer

Vicky Hamilton

Manager/Record Label Founder

Peggy Iafrate

ABC/Disney/Founder of Strega Group

Barry Coffing

Founder of Springboard Festivals

Jon Thomas

CPA: Entertainment Industry

Robert Besser

Entertainment & Copyright Law

Scott Velasquez

Owner of Rukus Management




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