Teens and young adults dreaming of a career in the music industry can get assistance from entertainment professionals on Saturday, March 23 during WSM radio's first-ever Music City Mentors program.
It takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at The Factory in Franklin. The event is for ages 15 and older to explore music education and professional development opportunities. The day will feature 45-minute sessions focusing on songwriting, artist management, tour life, publicity and everything in between.
Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann (Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Colbie Caillat, Julie Roberts, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio and others) will participate in a "My Story" session in which he will share stories, memories and advice from his career path.
The program also features a job fair including venues, companies and entertainment employers.
Senior Vice President of Programming & Artists Relations and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry Sally Williams will give the keynote address. The day will conclude with "speed networking" opportunities with industry professionals.
"It's extremely important for us to invest in the next generation of industry professionals," says Chris Kulick, WSM's general manager. "We hope this is just the beginning of this chapter and finding new ways to mentor and engage young professionals," he adds.
Tickets for the program are $40; $30 for students with ID. Register online at wsmonline.com.