About Balanced Breakfast's Music Summit in SF

at PianoFight & Center For New Music

Join Balanced Breakfast in San Francisco on February 21st & 22nd of 2020 for our third annual Music Summit. We will be bringing all of the BB groups together for this event at PianoFight in the Tenderloin.

february, 2020

21feb(feb 21)8:00 pm22(feb 22)12:30 amFRIDAY • Pre-Party at PianoFightTop 40 Rock Lotto with DJ Reed & BUN BUN

22feb10:00 am8:00 pmSATURDAY • BB Music Summit at PianoFight

22feb10:30 am11:00 amWELCOME & WARM-UP10:30AM • Cabaret Stage with Stefan Aronsen BB Co-founder

22feb11:00 am12:00 pmCREATING MARKETING CONTENT11AM • Big Theater with Jeff Straw, Julie Vree, Cortney Matz, Paige Parsons, and Marshall Lamm

22feb11:00 am12:00 pmLEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS11AM • Small Theater with Josh Windmiller, Ron Joshi, Jeremie Habib, Aliza Hava, and Anne Cook

22feb11:00 am12:00 pmBOOKING, TOURING AND TIME MANAGEMENT11AM • Center For New Music with Samantha Margret, Bryce Dow-Williamson, Travis Hayes, KC Turner, and David Andrew Rabkin

22feb12:00 pm1:00 pmSTAYING HEALTHY & BUSY12PM • Small Theater with Eki Shola, Seth Lael, Arya Zarrinkelk, Jason Hunter, and Gabriella Musacchia

22feb12:00 pm1:00 pmPRODUCING WITH INTEGRITY12PM • Center For New Music with Ben Bernstein, Scott McDowell, Jordan Feinstein, Reed Cameron Fox, and Michael Romanowski

22feb12:00 pm1:00 pmTHE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISCOVERY12PM • Large Theater with Cory Zechmann, Bryan P. Garza, Jamie Freedman, Tony Brooke, and Stephanie Elkin

22feb1:00 pm2:00 pmLUNCH BREAK1PM • MIXER HOUR

22feb1:15 pm2:00 pmAFTERNOON ACTIVITY1PM • Large Theater with Reed Cameron Fox and Jamie Nagode

22feb2:00 pm3:00 pmWOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY2PM • Center For New Music with Mandy Brooks, Victoria Boyington, Ashley Kervabon-Stoyanov, Shelby Lanterman, Napa Mesmi Chu

22feb2:00 pm3:00 pmWORK WITH YOUR CITY’S GOVERNMENT2PM • Small Theater with Peter B. Jacobsen, Pete Kronowitt, Ken Newman, Ben Van Houten, Vivek Sridharan

22feb2:00 pm3:00 pmSOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY2PM • Large Theater with Barbara M Wahli, Elijah Collins, Isabelle Garson, Dakin Hardwick, and Oakland Suzanne Yada

22feb3:00 pm4:00 pmMUSIC PRODUCTION FROM INSPIRATION TO RELEASE3PM • Center For New Music with Kalib DuArte, Edmond Clare, Carmen Caruso, Tim Leehane, Bt Gibbs, and Boris Petrov

22feb3:00 pm4:00 pmHOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD3PM • Small Theater with Bob Duskis, Alvie Alex Adams, DJ Lamont Bransford-Young, Vernon “Tello” McKinnis Jr,

22feb3:00 pm4:00 pmTREATING IT LIKE A BUSINESS3PM • Large Theater with Loic Maestracci, Michael Jonas, Alison Lucille Griggs, Casey Shafer, Mark Pearson

22feb4:00 pm5:00 pmKEYNOTE SPEAKERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TASTEMAKERS4PM • Large Theater with Stefan Aronsen, Broke-Ass Stuart, and Aaron Axelsen

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Meet Our Speakers

Get Connected

Meet professionals from San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte, Reno and more. Learn from panels discussing everything from social media to licensing.

Stefan Aronsen

President & Co-Founder

Aaron Axelsen

Music Director Alt 105.3 Co-founder of Popscene

Broke-Ass Stuart

AKA Stuart Schuffman

Past Summit Attendees

  • I recommend Balanced Breakfast. Good for all sizes.

    Todd Tate
  • This is an important community organization and a collective of total pioneer trendsetter music folk… if you’re into that sort of thing. In short, 🔥💯.

    Isabelle Garson
    City Leader
  • Balanced Breakfast is the best community resource for musicians and music industry professionals. Period.

    Brooks Dierker

About PianoFight

Summit Location

Located at 144 Taylor in San Francisco, PianoFight is a community-driven indy arts venue that takes pride in partnering with local artists to make great shows. They have two intimate theaters and cabaret stage host music, comedy, dance, film screenings, and more. Their restaurant and bar serve up new American bites as well as beer and classic cocktails. 


Seeking advice? Bring your ideas to the summit, we’ll help you create a plan for how you can accomplish your goals through mediation and consultation.


When your look no longer matches your agenda … the summit can help! We’ll talk about updating your design so you attract the fans, bands and industry professionals you want to work with.


Want to engage your community, drive brand awareness, and encourage people to take actions relevant to your business goals? The summit can help!

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