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Thanks for attending the 2019 Emerge experience.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

The intersection of social justice, art and music: Emerge is a community rooted in an
annual gathering where inspired change makers are entertained and engaged through programming that moves them to imagine and create a better world.

Join us in Las Vegas, for two days of exploration through live music, passionate storytelling, progressive art, crafted parties and immersive experiences.

AlecWithPen· Allison Parc· Ana Tijoux· Andrew Bird· Bedouine· Big Freedia· Bishop Briggs· Brandon Flowers· Cherry Glazerr· Culture Abuse· David Hogg· Dessa· Doja Cat· Dr. Zhana· Emma Gonzalez· Gerard Way· Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers· J.F. Seary· J.I.D· John Forte· Jonathan and Paula Williams· Jose Antonio Vargas· Julie Mintz· Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith· Karlea· Kiara· Kristy Johnson· Ladies of LCD Soundsystem· Laura Jane Grace· Le1f· Leikeli47· Luna Aura· Marian Hill· Mayor Hillary Schieve· Miss Eaves· Nahko· Patrisse Cullors· Preston· Rob Cavallo· Ryan Brunty· Sadie· Shira Lazar· Swsh· Talib Kweli· Tank and the Bangas· Tasha· Tayla Parx· The Dose· Weldon Angelos· Whitney Bell· Yoke Lore·

Brandon Flowers
Artist | Speaker

Andrew Bird
Artist | Speaker

David Hogg
Speaker, Co-founder of March for our Lives

Patrisse Cullors
Speaker, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Talib Kweli
Artist | Speaker

Emma Gonzalez

May 31




11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doors: 10:30 am



  • Latoya Holman (LVMPD) & Captain Harry Fagel

    The 10.1.17 shooting at Route 91 Harvest music festival and impact of gun violence on our communities and country

  • Sierra Ewert, (Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights ) Alyssa Cortes (Human Rights Coalition), and Lainie Strouse (F Cancer)

    Don't Shoot the Messenger: A conversation with leading charities about how the way we engage the public often determines the change we can make.

  • Laura Clark (Music Forward Foundation) & Lanny Cordola (The Miraculous Love Kids Music School), Vivek–Mervin (Musicians on Call)

    Vitamin Music to the Rescue: A conversation with leading music focused charities delivering big impact from workforce development to hospital healing.

  • Victoria Ruiz-Marin (Planned Parenthood) & Whitney Bell

    This Is What We Are Up Against - A Conversation with PPH LV discussing the lies, threats and criminal maneuvers of the anti-choice movement and the tangible tools for combatting reproductive injustice.

  • Grace Lee (WWF), Bethany Wearden (Define America), Cariela Santana (Communities in Schools)

    Lyrics of Change: How does your organization communicate your mission in the digital/social media age and how do you use art/music to help spread your message?

  • Jason Baldwin and Weldon Angelos

    Behind Bars: A Conversation with two former inmates turned peace activists, Jason Baldwin and Weldon Angelo, about the need to reform our prison system.

  • Rob Cavallo and Gerard Way

    Speak Your Truth: Two music scions, Rob Cavallo and Gerard Way, discuss the process creating art without catalyzed the iconic My Chemical Romance album.

  • Musical performances by Kiara & Julie Mintz
  • All conversations hosted by Nick Kislinger


5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Doors: 5:00 pm



  • John Forte


  • Ana Tijoux
  • David Hogg
  • Emma Gonzalez
  • Talib Kweli
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Nahko


9:00 pm - 12:30 am

Doors: 9:00 pm



  • Ladies of LCD Soundsystem
  • Yoke Lore
  • Allison Parc

    (Brenne Whiskey)

  • Marian Hill
  • J.F. Seary
  • Hosted by Sylvia Alvarado and Ian Schebel
New Artist Showcase


10:30 pm - 2:00 am

Doors: 10:00 pm

New Artist Showcase


  • Sadie
  • Karlea
  • Preston
  • Luna Aura
  • Doja Cat

June 01


Self & Sex


10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Doors: 10:00 am

Self & Sex


  • Shira Lazar


  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Dr. Zhana
  • Miss Eaves
  • AlecWithPen
  • Mayor Hillary Schieve
  • Leikeli47
  • Jonathan and Paula Williams
Women, Wellness & Reclamation


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Doors: 1:30 pm

Women, Wellness & Reclamation


  • Swsh
  • Bedouine
  • Tasha
  • Tayla Parx
  • J.F. Seary

    and guests



7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Doors: 6:30 pm



  • Kristy Johnson
  • J.I.D
  • Weldon Angelos
  • Dessa
  • Jose Antonio Vargas
  • J.F. Seary
  • Laura Jane Grace
Depressed Monsters


10:00 pm - 12:30 am

Doors: 9:30 pm

An evening curated by

Depressed Monsters


  • Ryan Brunty


  • Le1f
  • The Dose
  • Cherry Glazerr



The focus of Emerge Las Vegas is resilience in a world with too much hatred, prejudice and ignorance. Our primary showcases will feature musicians + speakers grouped into four core themes.

We will celebrate the most meaningful moments throughout history while exploring the future of protest movements.


The most compelling protests today are fueled by young citizens who transformed their passion into grassroots action at a scale impacting the establishment. “PROTEST” represents perspectives/performances from BLM, Women’s March, MFOL and beyond to move your soul and ignite your action.

Live your truth. Let’s talk about coming to terms with who you are and loving yourself inside and out.


Our screens are filled with images of unattainable body types. It’s easier than ever to self medicate. And we all grapple with demons that suggest we are flawed or unworthy. Performances/perspectives in the “SELF” pillar represent will give attendees the wisdom to weather tragedy, the courage to make bold decisions and the inspiration to accept yourselves and others..

It’s universal. Meet a series of artists and speakers who’ve grappled with fear and bravery in the face of violence.


Everyday we see civility break down, unprecedented violence, our climate pillaged and unrelenting attacks on those who are different. Performances/perspectives in “BRAVE” will demonstrate how facing scary topics head on thickens our skin and yields courage to stand against those that divide us with fear.

At this NSFW panel, it’s all on the table: sex positivity, consent, sexual health, kink and dating in a digital world.


Everybody loves sex … when it is healthy, consensual and affirming. In other cases, it can be the backdrop for some of the most challenging moments in our lives. Tackling this fundamental juxtaposition, “SEX” will explore sex positivity, LGTBQ’s cultural influence and gender identity, concluding with a tone that is proud, sassy, unapologetic and absolutely fabulous.


All ticket holders are encouraged to immerse more deeply during Emerge, participating in additional experiences wrapped around and within our primary showcases.


The official kickoff party for Emerge, “Hope by Human” is a celebration of the raw, uninhibited beauty that lives within our collective humanity. A cocktail and food event for “our generation,” led by diverse and inspiring musicians and storytellers.


The official kickoff party for Emerge — a celebration of the raw, uninhibited beauty that lives within our collective human voices, featuring grand cocktail tastings and a musical showcase.

Studio Sessions

Two-hour mini-showcases diving into a particular subculture, genre, theme or artistic perspective. These intimate sessions will be the place to experience the very best new music and forms of artistic expression.

Studio Sessions

Intimate two-hour sessions where you can experience the very best in new music and emerging forms of artistic expression.

Crafted Collisons

Collision spaces crafted specifically for you to meet, socialize and co-create with new people of diverse and interesting backgrounds.

Lilspace Wellness Lounge

Take a break from curating your life on social media and join us for some rejuvenating, engaging phone free experiences. Unplug for a Cause, charge up your phone battery and find new ways to recharge your soul.

Industry Panels

A series of industry conversations and panels featuring leading executives in music, social impact and creative development.

Industry Panels

Conversations featuring a wide range of industry leaders discussing innovation, behind-the-scenes perspectives and tactics for you to make a positive impact on the future.

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