ABOUT LAUNCH


By combining both a music conference and festival, LAUNCH brings together two aspects of the music industry for one exciting weekend in beautiful historic Downtown Lancaster, PA for the sixth straight year!

With the variety of performers and events there's something for everyone going on during LAUNCH - from the most casual music fan to the most die-hard.


     



THE CONFERENCE

Featuring a schedule packed full of Panels, Seminars, Parties, Events and Performances, the Conference portion of LAUNCH provides a unique opportunity for artists, music industry professionals and fans to meet, network and further their careers from the up-and-coming artist to the seasoned music industry veteran.

THE FESTIVAL

Meanwhile, the Festival showcases nearly 200 artists from all over the country, representing a variety musical styles - from rock to folk, from pop to punk, from country to funk all performing in a three block radius for fans during one electric weekend. Come and discover artists who might be the next-big thing before they are household names!




WATCH A RECAP OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT





SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS


Our 2014 headlining acts and supporting performers have been announced.
More about attendance options.

 


PANIC AT THE DISCO

4/17
FREE with VIP badge
$11 price with Reg badge
$22 without badge ($20/adv)


CHIODOS

4/18
FREE with VIP badge
$10 price with Reg badge
or FRI badge
$20 without badge


WHITE CHAPEL

4/19
FREE with VIP badge
$10 with Reg badge
or SAT badge
$20 without badge


ICE NINE KILLS

4/19
FREE with VIP badge
or SAT badge
$7 with Reg badge
$14 without badge




VIEW FULL SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS








PANELS AND PANELISTS


Each year LAUNCH is pleased to host a number of professionals from all aspects of the music industry to speak on a variety of topics relating to the growing complexities of the business. For a list of currently confirmed guests and panel topics and schedules, see below.


CURRENTLY CONFIRMED GUESTS

PANEL TOPICS AND SCHEDULE

(Just Announced!)







Please note, due to changing schedules, guests are subject to change. Please check back frequently as we announce additional speakers.





ATTEND


Several attendence options are available to appeal to any and all who would like to attend part or all of the event. Select the options below for pricing and purchasing info

 


  • Free entry to all Conference events and ALL Festival showcases (including marquee showcases the regular badge does not include) Thurs 4/17 through Sat 4/19
  • 2014 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag
  • VIP perks

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases Thurs 4/17 through Sat 4/19
  • Half-price entry into marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2014 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases Sat 4/19 Only
  • Half-price entry into marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2014 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag

  • Free entry to all Conference events and all regular Festival showcases Fri 4/18 Only
  • Half-price entry into marquee showcases (noted on schedule)
  • 2014 compilation CD
  • Attendee bag


  • VIEW ALL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

    (Including available tickets to indivdual show)







    WHERE TO STAY


    The Lancaster County Convention Center and the Lancaster Marriot at Penn Square are located at the very heart of Historic Downtown Lancaster.

         

    An extraordinary gem of a facility set in a city rich with authentic tradition and sophistication, the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square offer the very latest in amenities, technology, and visitor experience.


    CLICK FOR LAUNCH SPECIAL ROOM RATE

    (Book by 3/27 to qualify)


    Incorporating the iconic 19th-Century Beaux Arts facade of the former Watt & Shand department store, the complex anchors Lancaster's historic Penn Square and is within walking distance of all LAUNCH venues as well as Lancaster County's many fine theatres, attractions, shopping venues and businesses.





    ABOUT THE AREA


    Located in South Central PA, Lancaster city - the oldest inland city in the US - is an area with an exceptional amount of history. During the American Revolution, the small town was, for one day (Sep 27, 1777), the capitol of the colonies, as well as being the capitol of PA from 1799 until 1812 and was the home of several notable historical figures, including the 15th President of the US, James Buchanan.

         

    Downtown Lancaster is filled with a variety of small businesses, independent shops and progressive thinking. From the city's Gallery Row - a two block-plus area of art galleries and local restaurants, to its Central Market - the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the US, to its historic architecture, the city is a perfect spot to spend four days enjoying music and entertainment!