The 2023 All Things Go Music Festival is set to make a grand return to the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C. on September 30th and October 1st, boasting an impressive lineup of 32 artists performing across multiple stages. Leading up to the festival, on September 29th, the All Things Go Creator Summit 2023, Presented by Spotify EQUAL, will take place at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC. Remarkably, attendance for this summit is free with an RSVP.
The ATG Creator Summit 2023 is set to be a gathering of influential figures in the realms of music, entertainment, and journalism. One of the standout panels will be moderated by US Congressman Maxwell Frost, focusing on “Inspiring Action Through Music.” This panel will feature representatives from The Ally Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to supporting grassroots LGBTQ+ youth organizations, Spotify’s social impact team, and Calling All Crows, an organization that partners with musicians and fans to drive positive change through music. The discussion will delve into how music can serve as a powerful tool for democracy and advocacy.
Another noteworthy panel, moderated by NYLON Editor-In-Chief Lauren McCarthy, will explore “Harmonizing Equity” in the music industry. It will bring together visionaries from the world of streaming, non-profit pioneers, and more to examine how women are reshaping the music landscape, from the creative process to the business strategies that drive the industry forward.
In addition to these panels, there will be an intimate fireside chat featuring ATG 2023 festival artist Samia, interviewed by Pitchfork Senior Editor Anna Gaca.
The ATG Creator Summit 2023, presented by Spotify’s EQUAL program, is scheduled for September 29, 2023, at the Eaton Hotel. The event will begin at 6:30 PM EDT and conclude at 8:30 PM EDT, with doors opening at 6 PM EDT. Importantly, entrance is free for those who RSVP.
As for the festival itself, the All Things Go Music Festival 2023 is generating substantial excitement. It sold out quickly after announcing its expansion to two days at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. The lineup is distinctly women-led, with headliners like Lana Del Rey, Maggie Rogers, boygenius, and Carly Rae Jepsen gracing the stage on Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, October 1st. The festival will also feature prominent acts like Mt. Joy, MUNA, Arlo Parks, Lizzy McAlpine, Tegan and Sara, and Fletcher, among others, across multiple stages.
Notably, due to scheduling conflicts, beabadoobee will not be performing this year, but the festival has announced an extended 90-minute set from boygenius as compensation.
The festival aims to celebrate the contributions of women in the music industry and provide a platform for diverse voices to shine. Last year’s edition of the festival was a resounding success, with headlining performances by Lorde, Mitski, and Bleachers, drawing fans from across the nation and the world.
In terms of set times, the festival has detailed schedules for both days, spanning from morning to evening, with a variety of artists performing on different stages. The gates open at 11:00 AM on both days, with headlining acts taking the stage later in the evening.
All Things Go is a Washington, DC-based music festival and creative house renowned for its forward-thinking digital and live music experiences. It has collaborated with a roster of innovative artists and garnered recognition from major media outlets. In fact, it was nominated for the Pollstar Music Festival of The Year in 2022.
Spotify’s EQUAL program, which is dedicated to supporting women in the music industry, is a key partner for the ATG Creator Summit, demonstrating Spotify’s commitment to promoting equity and celebrating women’s contributions in music.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion, the festival’s venue, is a historic amphitheater with a rich musical history. It has hosted legendary acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead. The venue’s unique outdoor setting, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, offers an unparalleled experience for both bands and fans. Recent enhancements, including new concession stands, grassy seating, and an expanded kitchen, have made it a favorite among music enthusiasts.
In conclusion, the 2023 All Things Go Music Festival and the accompanying ATG Creator Summit promise a weekend filled with inspiring discussions, exceptional music, and a celebration of women’s influence in the music industry, all set against the backdrop of the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion.
ABOUT ALL THINGS GO:
All Things Go is a Washington, DC-based music festival and creative-house specializing in forward thinking digital and live music experiences. Founded in 2011, All Things Go has collaborated with innovative artists, including Billie Eilish, Lorde, HAIM, Charli XCX, St Vincent, CHVRCHES, Carly Rae Jepsen, Foster the People, Kygo, Sylvan Esso, Vince Staples, Future Islands, Tove Lo, Young Thug, Empire of The Sun and the company has been featured in Variety, NME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, SPIN, CNN, Pitchfork, The Washington Post and other major media outlets. All Things Go is a Pollstar Music Festival of The Year 2022 nominee.
ABOUT SPOTIFY’S EQUAL PROGRAM:
EQUAL is Spotify’s dedicated initiative to support women in the music industry, fostering their success through global partnerships, meaningful activations, and providing comprehensive on- and off-platform support. Spotify is committed to promoting equity in the audio sphere and celebrating women’s vast contributions in music. The EQUAL Global Music Program represents Spotify’s dedication to providing resources and opportunities, showcased in the flagship EQUAL Global playlist and 40+ localized EQUAL playlists, all accessible within the EQUAL hub on Spotify.
ABOUT MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION:
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead played here! One of the few independently operated outdoor venues in the nation; Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the world’s most beautiful and storied amphitheaters – nestled in 40 acres of forest, smack between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pollstar and USA TODAY all named Merriweather in the Top Three Outdoor Music Venues in the nation. The renowned architect Frank Gehry, who is best known for defying architectural conventions, designed Merriweather. The natural outdoor setting is one that can’t be matched. The fantastic sound system and large video screens make this amphitheater a favorite for bands and fans. Recent enhancements include new concession stands, skylawn seating (it’s grass, in the sky!), an enormous kitchen that prepares the most delectable cuisines from all over the world, a Music Pinball Arcade, award-winning sculptures and the tripling of restroom facilities. Directions, transportation and other information is available at http://www.merriweathermusic.com.
Merriweather history: https://merriweathermusic.com/about-us/