For three days and nights in February (February 21-23), the Cumberland Valley gets to see and experience new music and emerging talent during the annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase. If you are a musician or hardcore music fan, you’ll want to attend the conference which features music business panels, clinics, workshops, keynote speakers, mentoring sessions, and a trade show. This premier music event discusses topical issues in the ever-changing music industry and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share their knowledge and experience with independent acts and artists. The cost to register is an affordable $55 and you will get to connect with music producers, managers, agents, promoters, talent buyers, publicists, radio station executives, distributors, record label representatives, and more. 

At night, the public is invited to rock out at more than 25 showcase venues in the Cumberland Valley and Harrisburg that will feature performances of new music by emerging talent. These artists come from all over the country and from international locations such as Scotland, Canada, and Sweden. Genres include Americana, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock, Pop, Country, Funk, Grunge, Jazz, and almost everything in-between. No matter what your musical preference is, there will be a performance for you. Venue locations in Cumberland Valley include:

Enola

  • Al’s Pizza & Subs
  • Grotto Pub

Mechanicsburg

  • Blarneys at Park Inn
  • Gingerbread Man

Camp Hill

  • Brewhouse Grille
  • Cliff’s Tavern
  • Coliseum Megaplex
  • Cornerstone Coffeehouse
  • Ever Grain Brewing Co.
  • Flinchy's
  • Keystone Musical Arts Center

New Cumberland

  • Dead Lightning Distillery

So head to a new location or an old favorite and be blown away by the musical talent. (NOTE: Almost all performance venues are free. Many bar and restaurant venues are restricted by age after dining hours by PLCB law.) Some of these venues are participating locations along our Cumberland Valley Beer Trail so be sure to get a sticker in your beer trail passport.

For more information and complete list of showcase events, click here.