...an annual 2-day music and media conference. The 2013 San Diego Music Thing will take place Friday and Saturday, September 13th and 14th at the Sheraton Hotel, Mission Valley and various venues around San Diego. Registrants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the music business through interactive and roundtable sessions with nationally-known panelists and featured speakers who represent the best and most innovative aspects of the music business. Day time activities include a trade show, happy hour parties, listening stations and pop up live performances as well as a chance to meet and mingle with top industry professionals and artists. Evening activies include the Music Fest, with over 150 local, regional and national bands performing at venues around San Diego. The San Diego Music Thing is produced by the San Diego Music Foundation and proceeds benefit the Foundation’s experiential music programs in 65 schools around San Diego County.