Music festivals never cease to exist in Southern California. This time around I'm going to a festival I've never been to before. I have the opportunity to attend the eighth annual San Diego Music Thing*, a music & media conference taking place November 12 through November 14. All proceeds from the San Diego Music Thing go to the San Diego Music Foundation, which helps to enrich the local community through music education for youth, professional development for industry professionals, live performances for the public, & more. Sounds like a win-win!

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The San Diego Music Thing is more than just a music festival. They also have conferences & speakers coming in. I'm particularly interested in catching Thursday's panel seminars: Not So Silly Social Media Questions You're Afraid to Ask, Build Your Brand, & Brand Mentoring. They seem particularly educational for understanding more about social strategy, branding, & marketing. After all, it never hurts to acquire more information to empower yourself. Hopefully I can gather some beneficial advice & maybe I'll share it with you guys. :]

My schedule is a bit hectic so I'm not able to visit all day every day, but my boyfriend & I plan to enjoy Saturday as much as we can. It's the weekend after all. Yo La Tengo, No Age, The Joy Formidable, Chicano Batman, & Milo Greene are set to perform this year. Since I've never frequented San Diego Music Thing before it should be a fresh experience.

Now this music thing truly takes place all across San Diego in several classic venues such as The Irenic, The Casbah, & the Observatory North Park. I've been to two out of the three for past shows. The three-day badge normally costs $65 or you can buy a day pass for $30. I'm receiving a free pass to appear & report about it for my blog. That's what I'll be doing this weekend!

P.S. I found an outfit photo from day one of Beach Goth! Like it? 

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How does the San Diego Music Thing sound to you? Any band you'd like to see? Any conference that sounds of interest? :]

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*Disclaimer: I received a ticket complimentary from San Diego Music Thing. All opinions in this are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]