The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Showcase Series is designed to give students real world training in all aspects of live performance production, to showcase Belmont student talent, and to build a sense of community between Belmont University students and the Nashville music industry. Each school year, students are responsible for planning and organizing five arena showcases, one outdoor show, and four writers' nights in a professional manner that highlight the musical and technical talents Belmont students have to offer. They gain experience in areas such as stage design and lighting, artist management, production, video, live sound, publicity, and graphic/content design. All CEMB arena showcases take place in the Curb Event Center, the perfect venue for staging full-scale professional concerts.
In addition to the 50-75 students who perform over the course of a year, the series offers approximately 30 students advanced leadership opportunities in the areas of logistics, production, lighting design, and audio engineering; and an average of 75 more students are involved in the implementation of each show. Over 1,500 Belmont students and community members attend each large-scale production.
Best of the Best is the culmination of the 4 fully staged arena shows (Christian, Urban/Pop, Rock, Country) held at Belmont University. It is held in our 5,000 seat arena and well attended by industry professionals seeking new talent. It is also an opportunity to showcase our ASCAP Writer’s Night winners and honor a specific industry professional with the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence and with them comes surprise guest artists! This year we aim to reach not only the Belmont community but the Nashville community as a whole.