We are on a mission.
To improve children's lives through music. The Power of Music Festival is a fundraiser for the I'll Fly Away Foundation's "You Can Fly" school songwriting program. Not only do grades improve, but we've found that social issues improve as well. All of the money raised will be used to help fund this program across Northwest Arkansas.
What to expect at the Power of Music Festival? It’s a mashup of the Bluebird Cafe and MTV Unplugged with a music conference. The festival consists of two major components, the festival performances and the music conference. 5 Hall of Fame Songwriters will perform along side other Grammy and Award winning songwriters as well as local and regional songwriters during the 4-dy festival.
The Music Conference will take place on Thursday, April 26 & Friday, April 27 at the DoubleTree Suites and will feature speakers from the music industry. Music supervisors (they place songs in movies and TV shows), Performing Rights Organizations (BMI, ASCAP & SESAC), Publicity, Social media branding, music publishing and economic impact of strong songwriting community will be presented. The conference final panel will be at Haxton and will feature Jonathan Wolff. He will perform and tell the story of how he bacame the “Seinfeld Theme Song” guy along with 75 other TV Theme Songs. This panel will be open to both conference pass holders, VIP ticket holders and music only pass holders. Seating is very limited.
Does the songwriting program work?: The songwriting program has impacted over 4,000 children in the past 4 years. Our proprietary method has been studied and proven to help children retain knowledge. We have seen test scores skyrocket months after the completion of our program.
“Coca-Cola is proud to support the Songwriter’s Festival and the Foundation’s work to bring songwriting & music education to our local schools. We are grateful for the amazing talent this festival brings to Northwest Arkansas and the positive impact it makes on our local community.”Louis Martin, President of Coca-Cola's Walmart, Inc. Team