A couple weeks back, over at Raleigh & Company, I touched on the fact that we probably don't appropriately appreciate Raleigh's musical heritage. The point being that with all the accolades the area (rightfully) receives, one area in which we could do better is puffing our collective chest out a bit when it comes to our music scene.
Well, on July 10, the Lincoln Theatre will host "Arts Forum: We're Taking Care of Business." The panel -- and it's a good one -- will look at how Raleigh is a "musical mecca" and how the business community can help get involved:
Join us as we take a unique look at how music is “Taking Care of Business” and the positive impact it has on our local economy. There will be two panel discussions, "Music: Past, Present, & Future" and "The Return on Investment of the Local Music Scene," highlighting the impact that music is and will continue to have on Raleigh.Back in March, the event had a call for business professional acts that were interested in performing, and those selected will participate in a live part of the program.
- Loren Gold, executive vice president, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
- William Lewis, executive director, Pine Cone
- Greg Lowenhagen, director, Hopscotch Music Festival
- Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Raleigh City Council
- Dave Olsen, executive vice president and general manager, PNC Arena
- Dave Rose, owner, Deep South Entertainment
If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP by July 3. And follow the conversation over @RaleighChamber and #RaleighArts.