MPAC’s Annual Showcase and Conference is an annual 3-day event during which over a hundred performing arts professionals gather to plan performances, network, learn, and develop lasting relationships that extend into communities around the state. The event is attended by presenting organizations from throughout Montana and nearby states, as well as artists, agents, and arts advocacy and service organizations. The Conference features juried showcase performances by artists, a trade-show style exhibit hall, networking events, and professional development workshops. The Conference is designed to be a collegial and practical means of networking and block-booking.
Seventeen different artists from throughout North America will perform at the Mansfield Center for Performing Arts on Saturday. Showcases are free and open to the public and start at 9:00AM, 12:30PM, and 3:30PM. Featured performers include the Jazz Legacy Project (Georgia), Mari Black Trio (Massachusetts), Pollo Loco (Montana), Tomas Kubinek (Massachusetts), Ollee Owens (Alberta), Sarah Hagen (Prince Edward Island), Steve Leslie (Tennessee), Leeroy Stagger (British Columbia), Duende Libre (Washington), Mud Bay Jugglers (Washington), Megan Karls (Montana), Ian Sherwood (Nova Scotia), The Wardens (Alberta), Sundae + Mr. Goessl (Wisconsin), Acoustic Eidolon (Colorado), Phyllis Sinclair (Alberta), and Sam Platts and the Plainsmen (Montana).
Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts
2 Park Dr. S.Great Falls, MT