+ What is Emerge? Is this a conference or a music festival?
Emerge is a new concept. Yes, it’s a conference and, yes, it’s a music festival. It’s the only place where you can come and see the best emerging talent and today’s most innovative thinking on the same stages - even in the same session.
We’ve been to a lot of festivals and conferences, and while there are some good ones out there, we noticed that something was missing. We saw a connection between culture and ideas that wasn’t being represented within one single event. That’s why we created Emerge.
It’s hard to deny that we live in tumultuous times. Everyone could benefit from quality conversations, mixing perspectives, and lively debates—all the better if they’re set to the freshest soundtrack that our culture can afford.
At the heart of Emerge is our blended programming concept: carefully curated themes that represent some of today’s trickiest topics. When you attend Emerge, it won’t be some random mix-up of bands and talks. You’ll have a cohesive, meaningful experience focused around the things that matter to you most. Plus you’ll discover the ideas and artists that will shape your year… all until the next Emerge.
+ Why should I come to Emerge?
We wouldn’t have built Emerge from the ground up if we thought there was anything else like it. As lifelong festival goers, music lovers, activists, thinkers, and appreciators of human complexity, we wanted to create an experience that captures the early spirit of events that have gone the way of commercial showcases.
We want a place where, no matter when or how you show up, you’re immediately put into a state of discovery.
So if you’re looking for that too—and you like being the first one to leap off the cliff—come be pioneers with us on the Las Vegas strip.
+ How do you choose who is going to perform or speak?
Our curation is at the heart of Emerge. We’re working with a wide variety of some of the most accomplished curators, agents, businesses, and concert promoters in existence. We’ve used a combination of our collective experience, data, and a healthy dose of risk to put together an amazing lineup for you. You can kind of think of the whole event as an experiential playlist that we’ve made for our friends—all of you.
More specifically, here’s who has been putting together the lineup:
- Ricky Abramson, Boots on Stage
- Ben Adelson, Republic Records
- Stephen Brower, Amazon Music
- Lucas Corley, Spotify
- Britt Daniel, Singer/Guitarist, Spoon
- Marty Diamond, Paradigm
- Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment
- Jordan Gremli, Spotify
- Chris Graham, Amazon Music
- Mike Henry, A Beautiful Perspective
- Nate Herweyer, Paradigm
- The Killers
- Rob Light, CAA
- Corrie Christopher Martin, Paradigm
- Kurt Melien, Live Nation
- Phil Quist, CAA
- Bobby Reynolds, AEG Presents
- Mac Reynolds, Reynolds Management
- Robert Reynolds, Reynolds Management
- Jesse Sachs, Spotify
- Lisa Shufro, A Beautiful Perspective
- Kirk Sommer, WME
- John Stein, Spotify
- Graham Williams, Margin Walker Presents
- Tom Windish, Paradigm
+ Who are the producers behind Emerge?
Emerge is a live event from A Beautiful Perspective. ABP is a new media company that combines journalism, storytelling and live experiences to get people informed, inspired and involved in the world around them. It’s led by Rehan Choudhry who headed up Entertainment and Special Events for The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, in addition to founding the Life is Beautiful festival.
Also, there are dozens of industry veterans and experts who have helped to curate and plan Emerge—ensuring it will be the country’s premier event for emerging music and ideas.
+ Why is Emerge in Las Vegas?
Not only is Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world, but the people at the helm of Emerge all have deep connections to the city, its venues, and its people.
Las Vegas has more world-class venues per capita than any city on the planet. While Vegas has been an incredible home to the legends of the entertainment world, we saw an opportunity for it to become more of a player in the world of emerging artists and thinkers.
Las Vegas itself is an integral part of Emerge’s experience—we couldn’t think of a better place to host our new live event concept than the Strip. Name another festival where the best drinks, the best food, the best hotels, and the best venues are all within walking distance of one another.
+ Who is coming to Emerge?
With the lineup we’re planning, the crowd will be eclectic, to say the least! And that’s what we’re looking forward to. Emerge was designed to attract a wide range of people from many different walks of life.
We expect that people who are both professionally and casually into emerging music, new ideas, activism, and reaching their full potential will attend Emerge.
The one thing that everyone will share? A sense of adventure.
Come play and learn.
+ Why did you postpone Emerge from 2017 to 2018?
Emerge was originally scheduled to take place in November of 2017. After the tragic shooting that took place on October 1, 2017, we decided to take a step back in order to focus on helping our city heal and our many entertainment and venue partners reevaluate. We ended up offering full refunds to anyone who had purchased tickets for 2017. (Questions about your refund? Email email@example.com).
Changing our dates has naturally meant changes to our lineup. But we’re sure that we’re going to be able to offer you an even stronger Emerge in 2018 due to our extra planning time and strengthened resolve to keep #VegasStrong.
+ Can I get a refund?
All passes purchased for 2018 dates will be non-refundable.
+ What do I need to bring to will call?
Every conference registrant will be required to show their valid state issued ID at will call to obtain their pass. No exceptions.
+ Is there a Will Call? When are they open?
Yes, there sure is…Box Office details coming soon.
+ How do I activate/obtain my pass?
All activation and pass pick up will be done at Will Call. Please bring your Eventbrite confirmation email.
+ I would like to register someone else. What should I do?
Buy it under a placeholder name or who you believe will be in attendance. You will receive a confirmation of the purchase and we will be able to make a name change at a later date as long as it is in advance of the conference.
+ Is Emerge all ages?
Head's up! We are exited to have folks of all ages come to Emerge, and while most of our venues are all ages, there are a couple with age restrictions. Venue age requirements: Brooklyn Bowl 18+, Bunkhouse 21+, all other venues are all ages. We cannot offer refunds if you do not meet state requirements or follow the policies of a venue. We cannot offer refunds if you do not meet state requirements or follow the policies of a venue. Please be sure to have your government issued ID with you when you go to an event. Any event that has age restrictions will have those posted on the purchase page for the event and they will require your ID to prove your age.
Admission to all venues is subject to legal capacity.
+ May I take photos/Periscope/record any of the sessions?
No cameras with a detachable lens will be allowed without a media pass. Though you should be allowed to take photos or record at all events, check all posted restrictions at each showcase venue.
+ Is there a map?
+ Will Emerge be safe?
Your safety will be our number one priority. All of our partnering venues have security protocols that will be followed for each gathering or showcase.
+ Can I volunteer for the conference?
Yes! We are working the final details of our volunteer program. Check back for details as we get closer to the conference.
+ Where can I apply for press credentials?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Questions that were not answered here?
Please email us at email@example.com