FestForums® is a conference for ALL FESTIVAL industry leaders. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development.Welcome to the place where festivals gather!
Featured FestForums Speakers on Friday afternoon include Ray Parker Jr., Musician and Composer.
Ray composed a number 1 Grammy award winning song “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” that he never received credit for. The bad turned into good when Clive Davis got wind of this and his other accomplishments and signed him to Arista Records. Ray has recorded ten albums that have resulted in 9 consecutive gold and platinum awards for himself as an artist including 2 gold singles and 2 Greatest Hits CDs. He has toured worldwide for years and has performed for crowds as large as 50,000.
Best known songs include, “Ghostbusters, The Other Woman, A Woman Needs Love, You Can’t Change That, Jack & Jill, Mr Telephone Man, and more! Ray has been awarded the British Bafta Oscar as well as a Grammy & Golden Globe. He is an Academy Award nominee as well as many others. In 2014 he received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Other FestForums Featured speakers and panelists include: Candace Montgomery (Essence/Executive Director, Live Events & Experiential Essence Communications); Skip Martin (Grammy Award Winner Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer); Marcus Allen (Broccoli City Co-Founder); C R Capers (aka Cha-Boogie) (Harlem Film House/Founder and CEO of Revolution Media).