Summer Festival Placements

Capping off two semesters of preparation, BPMI artists hit the road each summer to take the stages of some of North America's most popular summer festivals. Bands travel by tour bus to festivals such as South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Lollapalooza (Chicago, Illinois), Outside Lands (San Francisco, California), and Osheaga (Montreal, Canada), and get the full artist treatment, from trailers and catering to playing 60-foot stages to thousands of potential fans. 

Get to know the artists who earned festival placements for summer 2017 below.


Chicago Open Air

Bridgeview, Illinois | July 14–16

Artist: Aversed (Sungwoo Jeong, Martin Epstein B.M. '14, Alden Marchand B.M. '14, Jeff Saltzman, Haydee Irizarry)

Student A&R Team: Christina Schwarz, Akul Pali

Mayah Dyson

Essence Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana | June 29–July 2

Artist: Mayah Dyson (Mayah Denyelle)

Student A&R Team: Jordan Johnson, Angela Rodriguez, Jordan Holly

Jack Martini

The Governors Ball

New York, New York | June 2–4

Artist: Jack Martini

Student A&R Team: Zach Lewis, Max Dvorak, Idelle Erazo

Lady Pills


Chicago, Illinois | August 3–6

Artist: Lady Pills (Ella Boissonnault, Alison Dooley B.M. '16, Claire Duhring B.M. '16)

Student A&R Team: Sam Burke, David Ash, Michael Costa

Olivia Swann

Osheaga Festival of Music and Art

Montreal, Canada | August 4–6

Artist: Olivia Swann

Student A&R Team: Paloma Menendez, Kristen McFarren, Jenesis Alonso


Outside Lands

San Francisco, California | August 11–13

Artist: Dwilly (David Wilson)

Student A&R Team: Jordan Johnson, Angela Rodriguez, Jordan Holly

Electronic artist Flakes

Wayhome Festival

Oro-Medonte, Canada | July 28–30

Artist: Flakes (Will Schu)

Student A&R Team: Blake Adelman, Tony Tirador, Haley Ackley