Dewey Beach Music Conference (DBMC) washed ashore this past weekend to take the beach town by storm. DBMC creates a much more intimate, fun, and friendly environment that sets it apart from other festivals. Along with an amazing weekend full of local, regional, and international performers, attendees are treated to panels, discussions, and mentoring sessions. After a day of networking, badge holders are treated to exclusive parties and intimate private performances every night before the many talented acts take the stage.
Friday night featured acts from SwampCandy and their foot-stomping grooves with crazy back-stories, including baseball bats and bear traps and cheating on your ex-girlfriend with your ex-wife. But the fun didn’t stop there! More unique bands including The Quixote Project, a rocking roots band heavily influenced from the Pine Barrens in New Jersey and Dale and the ZDubs, a Reggae/Rock Band whose vibe really complemented the beach environment, kept everyone dancing along into the late evening. Sweet Leda finally took stage and closed out the night at the Rusty Rudder with a soulful sexy rock n’ roll set!
Saturday night, Central Pennsylvania band Minshara rocked the crowd with their infectious melodies and progressive sounding grooves, only to be followed by Triphazzard, a three-piece group from Liverpool, UK. This band’s anthemic rock sound entertained eager fans and first-time listeners of all genres. And that was just the beginning of DBMC’s final evening. Going out with a bang is definitely on this music conference’s itinerary. As crowds made their way to the Bottle and Cork, the energy that exploded onto the stage when Vintage Trouble debuted was unbelievable. The crowd exploded into a whirl of dancing and hustle. A performance that was packed with spontaneity and animation was truly one that stood out.
The Conference is one that is as much a vacation as a networking event. You’ll enjoy speaking with industry professionals and catching great performances, all the while only being blocks from the ocean. I strongly recommend anyone who can make the trip to come out next year!