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Press Release DHMC Showcase Oct 2nd

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

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Liz Kay Dark Horse Music Collective 805.994.9952


Dark Horse Music Collective, The Central California Coast’s Newest Artist Support Agency, Debuts with Launch Event Showcasing The Storytelling & Songwriting of its Artists

On October 2nd at BarrelHouse Brewing SLO, four DHMC artists will perform in an intimate songwriters-in-the round setting.

(San Luis Obispo, CA, August 11, 2023 )Dark Horse Music Collective, an artist support agency located on the Central California Coast, kicked off its roster this summer with five of the CCC’s most talented songwriters and musicians. Specializing in management, branding, marketing, coaching, producing and touring, DHMC’s mission is rooted in helping artists grow their audience through strategic campaigns that connect. The collaborative structure of the company includes artists sharing successful growth ideas, production assist, recording & writing music together, and a monthly music club meet to roundtable discussions based on each artist’s needs.

DHMC founder Liz Kay, a 20-year music industry veteran followed by 15 years running her own branding & marketing boutique firm, was inspired to create the agency after seeing the abundance of incredible talent in the area. Liz comments, “The live music scene here just blew me away. As I started to follow and meet these artists, I soon found that most are their own DIY company— writing their own songs, playing multiple instruments, producing their own records . I knew there was a special thing happening and I felt drawn to use my experience to elevate these artists in any way I could.”

The DHMC stable includes:

Three of the DHMC artists have new records releasing in the Fall, which provides the perfect foundation for a showcase, in the collective spirit of the agency mission. Planned for the speakeasy setting of a BarrelHouse Brewing SLO, an intimate evening will feature a “Songwriters In The Round” performance, the songwriters' circle format made so popular in Nashville. In a songwriters' circle format, each artist talks about their song, performs it, then "passes the mic" to the next artist. Guests will experience several rounds of superb original music, all representing an autobiographical peek into these gifted artists.

Tickets & Event info: Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

$12 ticket includes all service fees. Doors at 5:00 and the show starts promptly at 6:00.

Light eats served. This is a limited ticket event with an expected sellout.

Location and hours:

BarrelHouse Brewing SLO 1033 Chorro Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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DHMC mission We Believe In: The core values of our artists. The power of great music. The collective force of a community. Winning strategies for anyone making or supporting music. Keeping the passion, and the music alive.


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