HillFest is an annual week-long music conference concluding with a day long music festival held outdoors in the Capitol Hill neighborhood the first week in October.

The conference consists of day long events for five days and ranges in topics from Arts Policy, Jazz Education, the composing and recording industry, and music and technology.

Featured panelists may include local and Federal politicians, professional musicians, Jazz educators, festival organizers, Arts administrators, members from the GRAMMY’s, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC), and many others.