Sunset Sessions, a music industry convention and talent showcase, is coming to the Cosmopolitan from November 8-10, the hotel-casino announced today.

This is the first time in Sunset Sessions’ 15-year history that it will be open to the general public. The event is a key opportunity for musicians and industry power players alike, introducing record labels, radio station programmers, music supervisors, managers, agents and others to emerging and established artists.

The convention has been influential in the careers of numerous newer artists, including the Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Fun. and Jason Mraz. Marquee names like Stevie Nicks, Richie Sambora, Third Eye Blind and Wayne Coyne also have participated in the event.

The Sunset Sessions main stage will be held at the Boulevard Pool and will feature 20 to 30 rising artists. The lineup thus far includes the Parlotones, Susanna Hoffs, Steve Earle, Tora, Courrier, Feral Vinca, Max Gomez, Michael Fitzgerald and Cheating Daylight, with more to be announced soon.

Tickets for the event are free but can only be obtained by making a donation or volunteering time to a nonprofit organization selected by Sunset Sessions, including Three Square, Opportunity Village, Communities in Schools of Nevada and MusiCares. Each local artist who participates in the showcase also will announce its own selection of a nonprofit.

More details on tickets and donations can be found at

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