KICKING OFF ‘MEGAPHONO’ MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE AT LIXAR’S HOUSE OF DATA

The MEGAPHONO music festival and conference is set to begin its fifth edition on Thursday February 7th, giving Ottawa/Gatineau-area musicians a chance to share their voice with music industry delegates from across the globe.

MEGAPHONO and Lixar House of Data (CNW Group/Lixar IT)

OTTAWAFeb. 6, 2019 – The MEGAPHONO music festival and conference is set to begin its fifth edition on Thursday February 7th, giving Ottawa/Gatineau-area musicians a chance to share their voice with music industry delegates from across the globe. As a longstanding sponsor and partner of MEGAPHONO, Lixar is excited to announce several initiatives around the festival, taking a community-minded approach to the Ottawa music scene.

Lixar will kick-off Megaphono at Lixar’s House of Data with an industry think-tank session which will bring together musicians, music industry delegates, data scientists, and other tech experts to discuss digital transformation, Data and AI in today’s world. The goal of the event will be to discuss the current state of music in the digital age. It will also feature the debut of “Lixar Unplugged”, a series of concerts that will support creativity on the Lixar Stage and benefit the Kids help Phone.

“MEGAPHONO is more than just a sponsorship to us. It’s a chance for us to insert some of our expertise into the narrative of the music industry while also giving our staff a chance to discover and enjoy great local and Canadian music talent.” – Bill Syrros, CEO Lixar.

On Wednesday, February 6 at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Lixar will be celebrating music with performances by City Fidelia and Kimberly Sunstrum. The concert is exclusively for the boys and girls at the McGahan clubhouse, which provides a barrier-free environment for kids to connect in a safe, supportive space.

“Lixar has been a perfect partner with MEGAPHONO for the past three years, and it’s been amazing to work with a company that values music and community. We are lucky to have them by our side as ambassadors of music discovery and champions of the local music scene.” – Jon Bartlett, MEGAPHONO

Finally, Lixar is proud to present the following shows:

Friday | Feb 8
@ The Bronson Centre Theatre | 7PM
Andy Shauf 
Haley Heynderickx

Friday | Feb 8
@ The 27 Club | 9PM
City Fidelia
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The Sorority
Seiiizmikk

Saturday | Feb 9
@ Irene’s Pub | 8:30PM
Aspects & Rita Carter
Kimberly Sunstrum

MEGAPHONO 2019 runs from February 7th-9th and showcases 60+ bands in venues in Ottawa and Gatineauhttp://megaphono.ca/

Lixar is a Premier AI and Data company built on 20 years of experience in connected transportation platforms & enterprise-scale products and software services. Lixar’s data-driven business approach is supported by a 200 plus strong team which includes industry-leading experts in AI and Data Science, Engineering, Architecture, Visualization, IoT, Cloud and Software Development.

The convergence of this expertise allows Lixar to digitally transform organizations and accelerate their success through Data Discovery and Data Enablement. Lixar is trusted by some of the largest public and private companies in the world, an official tech partner of National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and a triple award-winning partner of Microsoft in Data, Application Development and Cloud Solutions.

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