Former 3rd Bass member/Hip-Hop mogul MC Serch and Chicago-based rap trio Hot Stylz will be on hand this weekend to share their experiences and knowledge of the music industry at this years Global Mixx (GMIXX) Music Retreat.
The fourth annual event, which starts today (Oct. 3) with an exclusive VIP Models and Bottles kickoff reception from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Victor Hotel in Chicago, will also include a Your Choice concert presented by the Cook County Young Democrats for Obama.
The concert is scheduled take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight at the Center for Performing Arts.
On Saturday (Oct. 4), the retreat will continue with a voters registration drive for unregistered voters which will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Hotel.
Among the events taking place will be a Music Meets Politics forum moderated by Deborah Crable and music industry veteran George Daniels from noon to 2 p.m.
In addition to the forum, retreat goers will be able to attend various music, artist and marketing panels on topics such as Marketing and Branding, Producer and Songwriter, Artistry of Music - Artist and Development and DJ/Mixshow. MC Search and Hot Stylz will be among a diverse group of panelists that include mixtape DJ S&S, Bryan Michael Cox, producer Ezekiel Zeke Lewis, producer No ID, attorney Dedra Davis, publicist Regina Daniels and others.
Were excited at the outpouring of support and anticipated attendance of this years Global Mixx Music Retreat," said the events executive producer and creator Mary Datcher. I hope to continue to build and recognize the importance of the music and entertainment industry in our beautiful city of Chicago.
Top industry professional will also be on hand to critique record label listening party demos at the retreat, which will also allow independent artists the chance to perform at the Unsigned and Unstoppable artist showcase at the Shadow Bar.
A chairmans ball presented by NYCE Marketing and A:M Vodka will be held Saturday evening at Carnivale.
The weekend will conclude on Sunday (Oct. 5) with brunch at the Sushi Samba and the GMIXX awards ceremony.
Radio personalities Nina Chantelle of KISS-103.5 and Leon Rogers of WGCI-107.5 will host of the event, which honors DJs, artists and key tastemakers for their impact on the music industry.