For Immediate Release: (LIME) Connects Local Musicians to the Rest of the World

March 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: April Courville, Marketing Director april@festivalinternational.org

Lafayette, LA – Festival International’s Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME) celebrates 10 years of bringing South Louisiana music to the world. Now in its tenth year, the one-day LIME event features Louisiana music showcases, music industry panels, and networking. The networking event will be held Friday, April 28th from 1 – 4 pm at Warehouse 535. Music showcases will feature fantasy pop group Rareluth and alternative Creole band Sean Ardoin + Zydekool. Local musicians looking to expand their audience and business knowledge will have a chance to network with visiting industry professionals from all over the United States.

LIME began as a response to an effort by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism’s Office of Cultural Development to look for new and innovative ways to boost Louisiana’s cultural economy. LIME was the first to answer this call, using Festival International as the setting for interaction between the musicians of Acadiana and a bevy of presenters, agents, and labels. The Louisiana International Music Exchange forms a network between artists and presenters but also increases the economic wealth of Louisiana by creating jobs and futures.

There are also Festival After Hours showcases at live music venues throughout downtown. These events are offered to encourage professional networking opportunities for Louisiana musicians and help music industry professionals broaden their musical experience during Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber. Festival After Hours venues includes Warehouse 535, Phillyanna and Artmosphere.

Louisiana musicians and music business students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette get in free but must pre-register. Registration: https://festivalinternationallime2017.eventbrite.com

To learn more about LIME, visit http://festivalinternational.org/events/ or www.facebook.com/louisianainternationalmusicexchange.

About Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternatinal.org
April 26-30, 2017

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