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Why Music Matters with Jeff Miers ep. 3: guest Jen Brazill


A Chat With the Founder and Producer of Borderland

On this episode of Why Music Matters, I spend some time with Jennifer Brazill, founder of the Borderland Festival, which celebrates its fifth year at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora, New York, September 15 through 17.

This year’s Borderland marks a serious breakthrough for Brazill and her team, as she presents three full days’ worth of roots music, Americana, and jam-band sounds across multiple stages, with headliners Goose, Trey Anastasio Band and Moe lending significant star power to the lineup.

Jen’s journey has taken her across the country over the last 20 years, as she worked at independent record labels, in concert production and promotion, and in artist management, including a stint with the Dave Matthews Band’s management team. Jen brought all of this experience back to her native Western New York when she founded the Borderland Festival in 2018.

Through it all, Jen has been guided by a deep and abiding love for music and an enduring belief in its ability to transform and elevate. 

Produced by 678Main.


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