Sundance ASCAP Music Café Goes Virtual

Sundance Film Festival, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is reimagining its Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café, making the festival accessible online. Featuring a dynamic mix of music performances and composer and filmmaker interviews that celebrate the marriage of music and film, the lineup will kick off at bit.ly/ASCAPMusicCafe21 at 5:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT each day from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. (A free account is required.)

At its brand-new, virtual venue in the Festival Village, The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will feature musical performances from acclaimed talent and rising stars on Jan. 29 and 30; special ASCAP Screen Time editions of VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast, featuring conversations with top ASCAP composers and their collaborators on January 31; and a final day showcasing a handpicked selection of performances from the Sundance ASCAP Music Café archives on Feb. 1.

Musical performances include indie folk quartet Darlingside; soul singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian, whose album Black Hole Rainbow was Grammy-nominated as Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; founding member of acclaimed roots groups Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago Allison Russell and more to be announced.

VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast will host Screen Time sessions with This Is Us composer Siddhartha Khosla and Emmy-nominated composer Amanda Jones (Home, Twenties); with Passing composer Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and the film's director Rebecca Hall; and more.

"This unique opportunity to showcase the music and composers that bring stories to life across global screens makes this event so special to ASCAP,” said Loretta Muñoz, ASCAP Assistant Vice President, Membership. “In our 23rd year, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café continues its dedication to shining the spotlight on the magical relationship of music and film. Though we can’t all be together in person this time, we are super excited to once again share performances from some of our favorite new talents with an even wider audience, engage some of our leading composers in conversation and also share an entertaining look back on the Cafe’s incredibly rich history of stunning and unforgettable performances.”

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café virtual venue can be found in the Festival Village portal on the Main Street homepage and is accessible for free by creating an account at festival.sundance.org/create-account.

To view a complete schedule of performances and get to know the Café artists, visit ascap.com/sundance2021.