Book Talent in Louisville, Kentucky
MizAcoustic/ Americana / Roots Rock
MiZ is an Americana / Roots Rock artist from Northeast Pennsylvania known for masterful guitar playing, well-crafted songwriting, and powerful and energetic live performances. Mike Mizwinski, better known simply as MiZ has been privileged to play out since the age of 15. He has opened for acts like Jason Isbell, The Wallflowers, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, America, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shawn Colvin, Leon Russell, Chris Isaak, Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jackie Greene, Railroad Earth and many more. MiZ is two time winner of the tri-state indie award for "acoustic artist of the year' and is currently on tour promoting his second studio album 'A Year Ago Today'. MiZ has been traveling the US and beyond for over ten years. His first touring gig was with jazz fusion titans- Gongzilla, then he moved on to play in bluegrass, folk, country and blues bands before finally starting his own group and recording his first record- East Hope Avenue in 2011. Since then MiZ has played from LA to NYC, Austin to Nashville, Berlin Germany to Northern Canada, including slots at SXSW, Peach Music Festival (4 years), Gathering of the Vibes, and many many more.
Hard RocketMountain High Rock-n-Roll
Hard Rocket is based in Asheville, NC. Known for playing tight, energetic, and convicted rock n roll with ability to musically style-shift while remaining true to its core rock sound. We have a deep musical chemistry featuring dual lead guitars and a hard hitting rhythm section. The four band members have played with respected musicians and producers in a variety of live settings and recording studios.
Mark RosePop & Rock Singer-Songwriter
Mark is best known as a solo artist, and as former front man of indie/emo rock band Spitalfield. He has spent the greater part of the past decade writing, recording, and performing--and is showing no signs of slowing down. Alternative Press Magazine writes, "Rose’s debut solo album, Wonderful Trouble (2011, self-released), has the style and emotion of a John Hughes movie soundtrack." This makes a lot of sense, as Mark grew up in the Chicagoland area many of these films took place.
Being hailed by press around the world as Shania's Successor, Jessica Lynn is fast on her way to becoming a household name. In the last three years, the New York singer/songwriter has completed three highly successful nationwide tours of the United States and has seen her first two full length concert television specials, This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George, and Jessica Lynn - Takin' Over - Live from The Paramount, be met with rave reviews and seen by millions of viewers across America. She has sung her country’s National Anthem twice in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden and on national television for NASCAR, signed a major publishing deal with publishing giant Round Hill Music that has her in Nashville writing with today’s top hit writers, and has shared stages with country music elite: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., Thompson Square, Jake Owen, Sammy Kershaw, Clint Black, Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar and others. In 2016, Jessica hit the road with country legend Jo Dee Messina for a west coast tour and recently had the honor of opening for the Queen of Country Music herself, Loretta Lynn.
Rose ColellaJazz Vocalist in Chicago & Owner of Lola Bard Productions.
Jazz vocalist Rose Colella currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs and hotels, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's top jazz musicians. Rose released her critically acclaimed album "Small Hours" in 2009 and plans to release her next album in the coming months. Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. Lola Bard Productions books jazz, classical and holiday entertainment at Chicago's finest establishments, along with weddings, corporate events and private parties.
Jerry JacobsHigh-energy Pop/Country/Rock from Nashville, TN
“’Maybe Tonight’ by Jerry Jacobs may be your new favorite song,” writes Whiskey Riff. The popular country music and lifestyle blog has Jerry Jacobs’ debut single “on repeat, all day.” Country artist and songwriter Jerry Jacobs landed onto Nashville’s music scene in early 2014, and has been making noise in Music City and across the nation ever since.
Matt WatersMatt Waters is the rock and blues, bringing a sound and a show to crowds all over the country.
Matt Waters is a soulful songwriter, and an infectious front man born in Cincinnati, OH. At a young age he found a love for the guitar and songwriting which pushed him to find mentors in Cincinnati as well as Nashville, TN who would help him to find his voice as an artist. Waters has played all over the Midwest promoting his music as a solo act and backed by his band. The shows are packed full of energy and soul that brings a crowd to their feet. During 2017, Waters partnered with producer, Greg Yock, to begin recording his debut album starting with his latest single "Wild". With more to come in 2018, please follow along and be a part of the musical journey ahead.
Sophisticated Press LlcLet’s Talk About Self-Publishing
Renetta Gunn-Stevens is the CEO of Sophisticated Press LLC. She is a Chicago native, ghostwriter, serial entrepreneur, and author of three books. Her passion is to help individuals create financial independence through publishing strategies in the Marketplace.
Bc OnthemicChicago Hip-Hop
Hello, I go by the name of BC OnTheMic. I’m a Chicago-based hip-hop artist with over four years of (consistent) performing experience, but I’ve been writing/making music since I was 12 years old. I hope to work with & establish some wonderful relationships, as well as put on a good show for anyone in attendance!