KMC Opening Party - 2015/9/18 (FRI)

Hard Rock Cafe Osaka / Free entry / Tel. 06-6120-5711

With a reputation of featuring some of the top artists of the conference, the KMC opening party has developed into a must attend event and a great way for KMC attendees to start things off.
All KMC attendees can come and enjoy a great atmosphere of music and cultural exchange, receive conference programs, KMC passes, promotional goods and have a chance to network with music fans, other artists, KMC staff and industry reps.
Also, this year's party will be done in cooperation with Yelp Osaka.
Music starts from 19:30.

Live Music - 9/19 (SAT)

IZNT (Kobe) / Free entry / Tel. 078-334-3040

IZNT, a bar frequented by both Japanese and non-Japanese patrons will be the site of the Kansai Final 4 band contest. We're expecting a large crowd to come out and support their favorite Kansai band, so be prepared for an exciting time!
Show starts from 20:30.

20:30

Sabado Boys Band
(Osaka)
21:10

The Mist Acoustics
(Osaka)
21:50

Union Trouble
(Osaka)
22:30

Contagion
(Hyogo)

Art House (Kobe) / 1,800 yen (adv) & 2,200 yen (door) / Tel. 078-334-1377

Art House is a live music club (4 min. walk north from IZNT) that sometimes has bands from overseas performing. This will be the second time that it will feature KMC Artists.
Doors open at 17:30, show starts from 18:00


Blackuro
(Osaka)

Katya
(US)

GOH WATANABE IRIS
(Kanagawa)

The Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi (Osaka) / Free entry / Tel. 06-6484-2220

The Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi celebrates its anniversary in September and this night is expected to be a big night with lots of people out looking for a good time.
Music starts from 20:30


Kouhei Okutani
(Hyogo)

Japones
(Tokyo)

Avalon (Osaka) / 1,500 yen / Tel. 080-3814-1403

A recently opened live music bar in the Hommachi area of Osaka (Shinmachi), has a good atmosphere and a developing clientele.


Valerie Ekoume
(France)

Workshops & Live Music - 9/20 (SUN)

Osaka Museum of History/NHK Atrium, 1st fl. / Free entry

There will be several music acts performing on stage in the atrium space between NHK and the museum. Come and enjoy live music and a unique atmopsphere, directly across the street from Osaka Castle!
Music starts from 11:00.

11:00

FRAMEST
(Latvia)
11:40

Nazki
(Kyoto)
12:15

461 Mont Blanc
(Osaka)
13:45

Ms. Laima Jansone
(Latvia)
14:30

Mayuko
(Tokyo)
15:15

Don Slepian
(US)

Osaka Museum of History, 4th fl. / Free entry

Since 2010, KMC has used the 4th floor of the Osaka Museum of History to do workshops presentations and collaborate to put on a traditional Japanese comedy or Rakugo show. Here is what will be happening this year.

English Rakugo
13:30

22nd Ofuku Yose
Gospel Workshop
13:30

Costie Payne
Latvian Workshop
15:30

Laima Jansone


Studio 246 Juso / Free entry (must register here) / Tel. 06-6305-0246

With the cooperation of D'Addario, KMC will sponsor a drum clinic under the instruction of 3 prominent drummers who will introduce 3 different styles of drumming.

Drum Clinic
17:30

Eric Wiegmann

Rony Afif

Hitoshi Bando

IZNT (Kobe) / Free entry / Tel. 078-334-3040

A second night of music at IZNT will feature 2 acts originally from Kobe to bring more excitement to an international crowd ready to enjoy the extended "Silver Week" holiday.
Show starts from 21:00.

21:00

Takamatsu
(Tokyo)
22:00

Tender & Loon Raven
(Kobe)

Workshops & Live Music - 9/21 (MON)

Canadian Academy (Rokko Island, Kobe) /Free entry / Tel. 078-857-0100

With a specific focus on dance, musicianship and music related products, this day will feature a workshop on musical theater and presentations by D'Addario affiliated musicians doing demos and offering advice to musicians about techniques and products that can improve their music and their careers.

Musical Theater Workshop
11:00
D'Addario Spotlight Sessions I
15:00

IZNT (Kobe) / Free entry / Tel. 078-334-3040

The third night of music at IZNT will feature a singer from Tokyo and 2 international acts performing in Kobe for the first time.
Show starts from 21:00.

21:00

Mayuko
(Tokyo)
21:40

Castle Creek
(US)
22:20

Valerie Ekoume
(France)

Hard Rock Cafe Osaka / Free entry / Tel. 06-6120-5711

Osaka native Mayu Wakisaka will make her first appearance at Hard Rock Cafe Osaka. She has appeared at South By Southwest in 2014 and continues to increase her international fanbase.
Music starts from 19:30.

Final Seminar & Live Music - 9/22 (TUE)

Xebec Hall (Port Island, Kobe) / Free entry

For the final day of the conference there will be a final seminar presented by D'Addario to showcase some of the company's newest products.
The evening will represent the closing of the conference with presentation of KMC Music Awards and the final live performances of the conference.

D'Addario Spotlight Sessions II
15:00


Live Music

17:30

Musicolune
(Tokyo)
18:30

REVolution
(Osaka)


19:30 & 21:30 - Menfromarz

20:30 - Katya







13:00

Cycles of Trio
(Hiroshima)


19:30 & 21:30 - Mayu Wakisaka