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The Madison Arts Commission is pleased to announce this year's Madison BandSwap events to celebrate and support local musicians.  BandSwap is a project of SpokesBUZZ, a 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Fort Collins.

This is the third year the City of Madison will participate in BandSwap and this year the Madison Arts Commission has expanded opportunities for local musicians to participate by partnering with The Wisconsin Room to help send seven Madison musicians to showcase their talents at the Wisconsin Stage at the International Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri on February 17-21.Musician's participating in the Wisconsin Room are Madison Malone, Louka Patenaude, Christopher Plowman: Ida Jo (Pajunen), Harmonious Wail (Sims & Maggie Delaney-Potthoff), Anna Vogelzang, Josh Harty & Jess Parvin.

On September 16, 2015 Madison BandSwap's annual Networking Party & Panel for local musicians will take place from 6-8pm at the Brink Lounge (free of charge). In partnership with Yahara Music library, the Madison Arts Commission invited four leading industry experts (Elizabeth Russell, Rick Tvedt, Roy Elkins, and Josh Harty) to discuss topics such as copyright, accounting, marketing, and touring. The panel will be followed by a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Room at the High Noon Saloon at 8pm.

February 17-21--Road trip to the Wisconsin Stage at the International Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. The Wisconsin Stage will feature 7 Madison artists.
On March 19, Josh Harty puts the swap in BandSwap by inviting Kansas City musicians to perform along with him at his CD release party in at High Noon Saloon.
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BandSwap events are sponsored by Madison Arts Commission, Wisconsin Room, Yahara Music Library, Madison Area Music Awards,  High Noon Saloon, Brink Lounge, and SpokesBuzz Fort Collins, .