29 Sept - 1 OCT 2020 - CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI, uSA

Key Information

In 2020, Music Tourism Convention is heading to the ‘Birthplace of American Music’, ‘Birthplace of the Blues’, and host of countless incredible music tourism locations, the State of Mississippi.

The unveiling of the first ever Mississippi Blues Marker in the UK at Music Tourism Convention Liverpool 2019

The unveiling of the first ever Mississippi Blues Marker in the UK at Music Tourism Convention Liverpool 2019

Grammy Museum Mississippi - will host an evening reception.

Grammy Museum Mississippi - will host an evening reception.

Key Information:

Cleveland, Mississippi will host the 5th global Music Tourism Convention. It’s the home of the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, and is within a 35 mile radius of over 40 Mississippi Blues Trail sites including Dockery Farms the home of Charley Patton the ‘Father of the Blues’.

We will also be exploring the wider Mississippi Delta, such as Clarksdale where the ‘Crossroads’ at which Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil is located, and host of the Delta Blues Museum, as well as Indianola where the BB King Museum is located.

Music Tourism Convention 2020 will have 300+ delegates and 40+ speakers from all over the world, two days of talks and evening receptions, as well as extra sightseeing opportunities. The talks will be a mix of panel discussions, presentations and roundtable sessions around the use of music as a tool for tourism, including branding a location, developing local and international partnerships, driving economic development, increasing footfall, creating the best conditions for music tourism to thrive, as well as best case examples from cities and countries around the world.

#MusicTourismClevelandMS
#MusicTourismConvention

Dates & Times:

Tuesday, September 29 2020

Opening Reception: 18:00 - late

Wednesday, September 30 2020

Main Convention: 09.15 - 17:00
Reception: 17.00 - late

Thursday, October 1 2020

Main Convention: 09.15 - 17:00
Reception: 17.00 - late

Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October 2020

Extra events taking place over the weekend to be announced soon.

Venue:

The convention talks will be held on the campus of Delta State University, with the venues confirmed by end of 2019.

We’ll host a number of evening events too, with the Grammy Museum Mississippi already confirmed to host the opening reception on Sept 29th 2020.

Accommodation:

More information on hotel deals coming soon.

Event Partners:

Event Hosts: Visit Mississippi, City of Cleveland Mississippi, Grammy Museum Mississippi, Delta State University

Who should attend?:

We’ll have 300+ attendees travelling from all over the world, and job titles will include: Director of Tourism, Mayor, Musician, Head of Marketing, Festival Director, Professor, Director of Conventions & Marketing, Head of Programming, Creative Director, Product Manager City Tourism, Council Chief Executive, Music Industry CEO and MD, plus many more from the tourism and music industries, government and academia.

Ticket Cost:

$50 USD - Early Bird 1 (sold out)
$75 USD - Early Bird 2 (on sale until Oct 31st 2019)
$100 USD - Early Bird 3 (Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019)
$125 USD - Early Bird 4 (Jan 1st 2020 - Feb 29th 2020)
$150 USD - Early Bird 5 (March 1st 2020 - April 30th 2020)
$175 USD - Early Bird 6 (May 1st 2020 - June 30th 2020)
$200 USD - Early Bird 7 (July 1st 2020 - July 31st 2020)

$250 USD - General Admission
$50 USD - Student Admission

We also have a joint Cleveland Mississippi Music Tourism Convention and Colorado Music Cities Convention ticket available, with prices increasing inline with early bird pricing.

More info on the Colorado Music Cities Convention here.

Liverpool Music Tourism Convention 2019 - Video:

Other Information:

Spread the word about Music Tourism Convention using the hashtags:
#MusicTourismClevelandMS
#MusicTourismConvention
And with our Twitter handle @MusicCitiesSD

 
Attendees at Pilgrimage Festival after MTC Franklin 20217

Attendees at Pilgrimage Festival after MTC Franklin 20217

Music Tour Stop at Kraftwerk’s Kling Klang Studio - MTC Cologne 2018

Music Tour Stop at Kraftwerk’s Kling Klang Studio - MTC Cologne 2018