Schedule of Events

The 26th Annual Peach Drop begins at 11:00 am with various children's activities and entertainment. Festivities will continue well into the New Year with a variety of live performances, followed by the descent of the 800 pound Peach and a spectacular firework display!

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360 Media Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau blue-moon Central AtlantaProgress Event EMS Fairfield Inn & Suites The Ludacris Foundation Marta MVO Marketing Olympus Worldwide Chauffeured Services Onli Beverages Peachtree Tents and Events PremierEvents Rock Solid Entertainment Sheraton Atlanta

2015 Peach Drop Main Stage

Live Entertainment, Fireworks, and the Peach Drop! 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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House DJ & Emcee, “World Famous G-MAK,” Garrett Webster


2015 Budding Peach Stage

Family fun starts at 11:00am

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Family Fun

  • Peachtree Rides (carnival-style rides)
  • PAC-MAN PLAY Arcade
  • Live Performances by Atlanta’s youth
  • Fun with DJ Bill Goode


 

2015 Kenny’s Alley

Live Music All Day & Night! 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Watch the Chick-fil-A Bowl and Peach Drop LIVE on the Kenny's Alley Big Screen.

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Emcee/DJ World Famous G-MACK

As one of the most sought after DJs in the city of Atlanta, World Famous G-Mack has provided the soundtrack at events for artists such as Ne-yo, Ludacris, Usher, John Legend and Dallas Austin. He uses his platform to help build and market brands. Along with entertainment, he’s collaborated with Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Reebok, Foot Locker, Red Bull, Delta Airlines, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, bringing energy to their events through music.

G-Mack's passion for music has allowed him to aid in the empowerment of local musicians, songwriters and producers by participating in panels and workshops like Patchwerk Recording Studio's "I dO Music" networking series in Atlanta and the "New Skool Rules" Hip-Hop and R&B conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He's also developed his personality as celebrity blogger for GlobalGrind.com, entertainment correspondent with RollingOut.com, and contributor to Atlanta Music Guide.

His interest in the global entertainment community has resulted in extensive travel that has taken his talents from city to city, DJing across the United States (Los Angeles, Austin, New Orleans, and Miami) and across the world (US Virgin Islands, Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa).

With World Famous G-Mack’s stellar reputation and phenomenal drive, there is no doubt that the best is yet to come from this mogul in the making.

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Symphony Crack Orchestra

Symphony Crack Orchestra is an electronic acoustic instrumental band rising from Atlanta, GA. With a sound reminiscent of Skrillex meets Jimi Hendrix meets Beethoven, SCO brings a unique new musical experience to the scene. Members Ashanti Floyd, Matt Barrett, Casey Crogan and Michael Belluso formed The Symphony Crack Orchestra in 2009.

Aside from successfully participating in launching the careers of acts such as Yelawolf and, more recently, Asia Bryant, the members have plenty of accolades amongst them. Ashanti (The Mad Violinist) has collaborated/performed on over 50 major albums with 5 Grammy nominations. Matt Barrett has co-produced/performed on over 10 major albums with 3 Grammy nominations.

In 2012, they released their 2nd album Fiend which charted in the Top 10 in the electronic genre on its first day on iTunes. Currently in studio producing their 3rd album, the band expects to bring a fresh new sound to their fans with an album release tour in fall 2014.

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Radiolucent

Radiolucent

Forming in Athens, Georgia, Radiolucent began to build a solid fan base early on with their high energy, engaging performances and ability to establish personal connections with listeners through music. Upon completion of their debut album “Turn Me On and Turn Me Loose” in 2012, the Lucent boys began traveling the southeast leaving each town with their example of what an honest rock and roll show should be. After sharing the stage with a variety of artists ranging from Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke to Cracker, Vintage Trouble and KISS, the band experienced line up changes that would prove to greatly affect the flavor of their follow up album.

In July of 2014, Radiolucent entered the studio to work on their second release “Electric City.” With the addition of 3 new members, the group continues to push their creative boundaries and craft a product that is entirely their own. The new album, which is currently in the later stages of the recording process, is set to release in the Spring of 2015. Michael Mann expressed his excitement for the new project saying “This is the most proud I’ve ever felt about anything I’ve taken part in creating. It sounds better, the songs are better, our influences are more electric and it’s more fun than anything else we’ve ever done. I’m a proud proud Poppa!”

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All The Locals

Praised for their effortlessly original and creative approach to songwriting, Atlanta's own "All the Locals" (known to their fans as ATL) is one of the most distinct modern roots rock bands gigging today due to its organically innovative, multi-genre reach and its transcendent live shows. Their current EP "All the Locals II" reached the top 20 on the college radio charts with spins in over 100 college and AAA radio markets nationwide. They are currently the most played unsigned act on Radio 105.7 in Atlanta.

"All the Locals is an amalgamation of blues, neo-soul, and rock-n-roll," says ATL producer John Briglevich (Goo Goo Dolls, Drivin-n-Cryin, Outkast). "Their music is hard to describe and that's why I dig it."

ATL's songs have been heard on ‘Keeping up with Kardashians’, ‘R&B Divas’ as well as MTV. Their single "Headstrong" has recently been added to TouchTunes digital jukeboxes, which is the largest interactive entertainment platform in over 60,000 venues nationwide.

Fans often find it hard to pinpoint the bands unique sound. "Let’s just say we all have fresh and different styles to put to each song," says drummer Denorris "Deno" Pennyman. "So it’s kind of like a good thanksgiving dinner, where you try and put everything on your plate without spilling over!"

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Sugar Ray

The Southern California-based band's last album “MUSIC FOR COUGARS,” an exuberant reiteration of the band’s signature sound, with particular focus on songcraft and sonic invention. As ever, musical styles –from dancehall to disco, punk to pure pop – are mixed and matched, resulting in a celebratory, swaggering collection that is distinctively and delightfully Sugar Ray. Songs like the buoyant first single, “Boardwalk,” or the Rivers Cuomo-penned “Love Is the Answer” are fit to burst with the wit and energy that once saw the band rule over the Top 10. “MUSIC FOR COUGARS” sees this band of brothers operating at the very peak of its powers, with the skills, strengths, and smarts that only two decades together can provide.

Since their 1995 “LEMONADE AND BROWNIES” debut, Sugar Ray became stuck in a biennial cycle of touring and recording, touring and recording. 1997’s RIAA double platinum-certified sophomore effort, “FLOORED,” and its smash follow-up, 1999’s triple platinum “14:59” were trailed by 2001’s self-titled collection and 2003’s “IN THE PURSUIT OF LEISURE.” By the time of 2005’s “THE BEST OF SUGAR RAY,” the band had well and truly earned a break.

Since their 1986 inception as The Shrinky Dinks, McGrath took the time to explore new creative terrain – staying in the spotlight as co-host of the nationally syndicated entertainment news program, Extra as well as hosting Don't Forget the Lyrics, while guitarist Rodney Sheppard teaches music to neighborhood kids. Perhaps more importantly, Sheppard, started a family, in their hometown of Newport Beach.

Sugar Ray was in fact quite active during their hiatus, busting out the hits at private corporate events, county fairs, and countless summer festivals. By 2008, the band was itching to get back into the studio. In July, McGrath left Extra in order to devote more of his time to Sugar Ray. At the same time, the band’s longtime friend, producer Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park), invited them to cut a new album for his just-launched label, Pulse Recordings.

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Ludacris

Recording artist, actor, philanthropist, restaurateur…just a few of the befitting titles for Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, who first gained worldwide acclaim more than 10 years ago with his debut album, Back for the First Time (2000). Ever since, his unrivaled lyrical prowess, dynamic performances and timeless hits including “Stand Up,” “Get Back,”, “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker,” and “My Chick Bad,” have solidified him as one of music’s best entertainers and led to the sale of more than 20 million albums domestically. With the 2013 release of LUDAVERSAL, fans can look forward to more great music from Ludacris.

In addition to immense commercial success, Ludacris’ consistent output of stellar music has garnered the admiration of his peers, as well as numerous awards and honors including three Grammys.

The same talent and versatility that Ludacris showcases in his music has enabled him to make a seamless and successful transition to acting, with acclaimed performances in films including Crash, Hustle & Flow and the #1 movie, No Strings Attached in January 2011, and television’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, under his belt. His work in Crash earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He co-starred in The Fast & The Furious film series, Fast Five, which debuted at #1 in April 2011 and in May 2013, he will co-star in the latest installment of the series, Fast Six.

In addition to his non-stop efforts in the studio, on stage and on the big and small screens, Ludacris’ long held entrepreneurial spirit led him to open a restaurant, Straits, in Atlanta, GA in 2008 which he closed after 2 years in business to concentrate on the opening of his new restaurant, Chicken n Beer, which opens in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Concourse D in 2013. Along with launching his own spirit, Conjure Cognac in 2009, Ludacris also entered into a partnership to launch SOUL by Ludacris headphones, which entered into the market in the summer of 2011. Both of these ventures have captured the attention and affection of the public and firmly established themselves in their respective markets in a short time.

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Abbey & Dudley

Abbey & Dudley are 13 and 14 year old musicians. Abbey is an 8th grader at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek & Dudley is an 8th grader at Northwestern Middle School in Alpharetta. These two talented musicians met 2 years ago through a “Rock U” program and have been sharing their music at open mics, restaurants, and festivals ever since. Abbey’s mature, soulful voice accompanied by Dudley’s natural talent on the guitar has earned them many accolades in their time together. They came in 2nd in Atlanta Parent’s 2013 Most Talented Kids, were picked to perform in the charity event 500 Songs For Kids, played at festivals like the Johns Creek Arts Fest, Sandy Springs Arts Fest, and the City of Duluth’s Fourth of July celebration. They are also in a Rock Band together called In Trouble. Their band has played at Sweetwater 420 Festival and has even been featured in a Disney commercial. They have recently signed on to be a Supporting Artist for SERV International, an Atlanta based charity providing food to the hungry in many parts of the world.

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King Roscoe

Al'Dreco "King Roscoe" Booker-Jones was born on July 21, 2003 in Augusta, GA to Deishonna Jones and the late Al'Dreco Booker. At the age of two and a half months, he moved with his family to Atlanta, Ga. His passion for reading, drawing, and writing has inspired him to be an artist like his father. In 2005, King Roscoe had a modeling contract with The Atlanta Film & Fashion Board. Six months into his contract, King Roscoe was diagnosed with a staph infection, which left him with a scar on the side of his left forehead. Because of the scar on his forehead, King Roscoe faced a lot of problems in school, which included being bullied, teased, and called names, but through it all he continued to stay positive and use a lot of his time reading and writing.

King Roscoe was in a group in his 3rd grade class called Swag Team, a dance group, which was another passion of his. During that time he decided to write a song called “All A Student.” While writing the song, he presented it to his mother and she asked him what he wanted to do with it? He said, "I want to be a rapper like my daddy." King Roscoe recorded his first song in April 2012 and that was the beginning of Al'Dreco Jones AKA King Roscoe’s career.

King Roscoe is a big fan of T.I., 2 Chainz, and “Dear Mama” by the late 2 Pac is his favorite song. He has a bright future ahead of him. Over the summer, he has performed at several different events and also participated in “Shorty’s Runway” hosted by Ms. Juicy from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. He also has recorded his second single, which is for the boys, “Go Kart.” This fall he will be launching his reading club, “King Roscoe Read Riders.”

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Copper-River

Acoustic Duo... Jayna J (lyrics/vocals/guitar) & Max River (mandolin, banjo) have been playing original songs at local events since 2013. Jayna has written many songs & plays guitar, autoharp, piano and flute. Max plays mandolin, banjo, guitar, ukulele, fiddle/violin, piano & harmonica. Both are professional actors & have performed on stage at many community & regional theatres.

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Sarah-Mootz

Sarah Mootz

Sarah Mootz is a 17 year old singer-songwriter that has been writing for about 3 years. Her goal is to reach people through her music in an emotional way; like bringing back old memories, bringing hope, looking forward to the future or even helping you realize that you’re not alone. She has over 40 original songs and takes every chance she can get to share them. At a young age and with no professional writing or vocal training Sarah has already managed to book paid gigs and play at venues like Hard Rock Café, Eddies Attic, Red Clay Theater, etc. She has also competed in a singing competition called “Stars of tomorrow” placing 2nd runner up. This competition gave her the amazing opportunity of singing in the Buckhead, and Fox Theater. She has always dreamed of playing her own music on the big stages and she is constantly working to get there. She spends every chance she can get writing, playing, and singing, trying to improve her skills. Sarah had the opportunity to go to Nashville this summer to begin working on her Demos and she hopes to go back soon. All by herself she has already gotten this far, and she is promised a bright future.

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Madisyn Elise

In an era of cookie-cutter pop idols, 15-year-old Madisyn Elise is blazing her own path to stardom. A talented artist with entrepreneurial vision, Madisyn writes her own material, plays multiple instruments and co-owns the independent music label MEK7 Entertainment. Madisyn’s trademark sound is a bold mix of pop, rock and R&B that channels her youthful energy, with positive, inspirational lyrics that reflect a maturity far beyond her years. Case in point is her debut single “Crazy, Crazy,” a powerful anti-bullying anthem she wrote after being harassed by peers at school.

“This one experience kind of tipped me over,” said Madisyn. “I was just really tired and sad and depressed, and I wrote that song because of everything that I had been through.”

The response to the track has been overwhelming. Madisyn was named a finalist in the Teen category of the 2013 International Songwriting Competition, and she landed national news coverage when media giant CNN ran a story about “Crazy, Crazy” and its potent, personal message about bullying. In August 2014, Madisyn was 1 of 15 finalists at the No Bull Challenge Teen Video Awards for her lyric video to “Crazy, Crazy.” As a finalist, Madisyn was flown to Los Angeles, California where she attended the awards show. The video was nominated for “Best Actor,” “Best Director,” and “Best Visual.” Although the video did not win, the fact that Madisyn was recognized for something she created was priceless! “To think that something I wrote alone in my room has touched so many people is amazing,” said Madisyn. “It’s overwhelming to me to know that I actually had an influence in people’s lives and the song stopped them from hurting themselves and made them feel like somebody else out there was going through what they were going through.”

Since the release of “Crazy, Crazy,” Madisyn has recorded other popular songs which have been included on her EP, entitled, “PG-13.” Two of the songs off the EP, “Fire, Storm & Rain,” and “Livin’ Out Loud,” have made Madisyn a featured artist on Reverbnation’s feature page for October 2014 and November 2014.

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Harrison Lewis

Harrison Lewis, a 14 year old Atlanta native, is honored to make his Peach Drop debut on New Year’s Eve! Harrison was recently seen in the world premiere of Bull Durham at the Alliance Theater as the (Bat Boy). Harrison considers himself an artist of many trades as a singer, actor, musician (alto sax, guitar) and also enjoys some good hip hop dancing. He can be seen in various theaters and venues around Atlanta. Other Credits Include: On Golden Pond (Billy Ray Jr), Guys & Dolls (Nicely), High School Musical (Ryan), Seussical (Horton) and recently awarded National title “Mr. Access Broadway.” He is represented by Kennedy Talent Management and Carson-Adler Agency in NYC. He thanks his awesome friends and family for their support.

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Asia Nicole

Born Asia Nicole Powell this talented Vocalist, Writer, and Performer hails from Yulee, Florida, but now resides in Atlanta, GA. Asia Nicole talent begin to surface around age 6 when she made herself noticeable by performing solos for family members and neighbors. Asia Nicole had a passion for singing and realized this was something she was born to do. In February of 2012, as Asia Nicole started to pursue her dream, she made her mark as a newcomer to the Industry in December 2012 when she won Atlanta's Hottest Future Superstar Under 18 award. Asia Nicole is a natural in all of the elements of stardom and she makes more than a lasting impression. Asia Nicole doesn't only sing to entertain, but rather to inspire and empower others. With Asia Nicole’s level of persistence and ability, the rising star will undoubtedly accomplish her goal of becoming a well-known artist, entertaining millions.

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Hadiya

Hadiya

Singer/performing artist HADIYA is from Atlanta, GA. She was born on April 27 1996 in the Atlanta Metropolitan area of Riverdale, GA. She comes from a very large, talented and gifted family that includes some notable musicians, songwriters and entertainers. Hadiya began singing at the early age of 8 years old for family and friends however; she never showed a genuine interest in recording musically until the age of fourteen. Along with her interest in music Hadiya enjoys, poetry, fashion, photography, drawing and video games. A few of Hadiya's main musical influences include Whitney Houston, Sade and Janet Jackson. Hadiya's purpose for becoming a recording artist is to spread a message of love and hope to all those who still believe in love.

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Sophia-Grayce

Sophia Grayce

At age 16, Sophia Grayce is a singer and performer. She started singing at a young age as a passion and became serious when she recorded her first song in a small recording booth at a mall in Nashville, TN. Since then she has performed at Six Flags Over Georgia, The Hard Rock Café in Memphis, Nashville. She has her own recording studio in her home and records with her dad. She's recorded over 30 songs, 11 of which have YouTube Music videos. She aspires to become a renowned Singer.

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Lexi Noel

A fresh new face on today’s pop landscape, Lexi Noel is a Christmas Day, Atlanta born 19-year-old who is much more than a music artist!

Lexi Noel channels her energy through songs that are fun, feminine, upbeat, and flirty, with skills she perfected at the prestigious Jan Smith Studios (vocal studio to Usher, Justin Bieber & Drake).

The release of her first single “Party Glitter Rockstars” garnered Lexi the 'Pop Song of the Year' honor at the 2013 IMEA Awards. Riding the wave of her popularity, her fan base (coined “The Lexinators”), have grown at a rapid pace which have helped Lexi’s other singles rack-up millions of views across various social media platforms and helped her to win the '2014 IMEA Female Pop Singer of the Year'.

Wanting to become more accessible to her fans, Lexi decided to launch her new venture, Lexi Noel TV, a weekly YouTube show geared towards a Tween/Teen audience that airs on a weekly basis. The show focuses on music, makeup & fashion tips, cooking, charity and other fun topics related to Lexi’s day-to-day life.

A strong advocate for children’s health, equality, anti-bullying and animal rights, Lexi travels the world performing and speaking-out in support of NoBull, Marriage Equality USA, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and PETA.

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Bill Goode

DJBGoode is the owner and resident Celebration Specialist at A Celebration with Music! and Peachy’s Portable Drive-In in Atlanta, GA. Spinning tunes since his senior year of high school, DJBGoode worked as a mobile and club DJ while also working as the Promotion and Marketing Director for stations in New York and Georgia including WFAS AM/FM in White Plains, NY; WRNN-TV/Regional News Network in New York City; and WGAU/WNGC in Athens, GA. If you are a TV junkie, you will see him in the final episode of I’ll Fly Away, in an episode of In the Heat of the Night, and in a few segments from the early days of Regional News Network!

What about those nightclubs and restaurants? They include Desperados in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Georgio’s in Elmwood Park, NJ; Mickey Mantle’s in Manhattan, NY; Irish Bred Pub in Rex, GA; and the legendary 57th Fighter Group Restaurant and Nightclub in Atlanta, GA.

DJBGoode has major DJ experience spinning and entertaining for thousands of happy clients throughout the southeast and northeast. Weddings, schools, and corporate events are the niche for his company, A Celebration with Music! Clients include Sally Jessy Raphael, The Braxton family, Architect John Portman, Kenny Rogers, and countless others.

Spinning and entertaining is not all he does. DJBGoode is an accomplished author and blogger about weddings, events, and DJ-related issues at start.mobilebeat.com, where he serves as the Formal Events moderator, and at djbgoode.com. His articles on how to DJ a wedding are published at Disc Jockey University (dju.mobilebeat.com).

DJBGoode also serves other event professionals in the metro Atlanta area as a part of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the International Special Events Society.

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The Instructors

The Instructors are a talent-rich collective of Atlanta-based musicians - spanning several genres - specializing in jazz, funk, and reggae music.

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Solution

Solution resides in Decatur, GA. He was born in Hanover, Jamaica. This artist entraps the soul with thought provoking, revolutionary, unconventional sound and golden vocals.

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Courtney Dickinson

“Ground breaker, breath taker, earth shaker, c'mon baby, c'mon” is how seventeen-year-old Georgia native Courtney Dickinson starts her latest single, Unstoppable. The lyrics do not just apply to the song; they also apply to Courtney’s budding country music career. She co-wrote her latest single and recorded it in just days as a finalist of Dodge’s “Inspired by You” contest. But that is not the first major company to feature this red headed beauty’s music. At fourteen, Courtney took part in The Gap’s “Born to Play” event which featured live music in their stores across the country, with the songs continuing to play after the event as the store’s soundtrack. Even before Dodge and The Gap, Courtney’s song Falter was featured by Vietti Vinyl and her photo was featured on cans of chili!

“Heart racing, dream chasing, it's worth the chance we're taking.” Chances are what Courtney has been taking since a child. It all started as a toddler, when Courtney began acting and modeling, and then became the youngest member of the Little General Cloggers on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. By the time she entered grade school, Courtney had the honor of performing at President Jimmy Carter’s Birthday Celebration. Over the next few years, Courtney honed in on her talents by studying with the top acting and vocal coaches in Los Angeles and creating an impressive list of appearances for a small town girl from Georgia.

“We're unstoppable, whoa unstoppable…” Unstoppable is just what Courtney is. From her original songs like Quarter to Never and It’s Gotta be Rough to her unique country-fied cover of Born This Way, no one can deny that Courtney is on to something special. Or whether it was her Ready, Set, Don’t Go, duet with Billy Ray Cyrus at age 12, opening for Cowboy Troy at the Big & Rich fan party, or even performing the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves, Courtney always finds a way to bring her southern roots to the stage, and won’t let anyone forget that she’ll always be an Unstoppable country girl.

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Megan-Fowler

Megan Fowler

As soon as she began talking, Megan Fowler began singing. From the time she was a young toddler singing "Away in a Manger" in perfect pitch for her first adoring fans, her family, to singing solos in church, to performing on stage in Nashville, music has been a thread that has woven through Megan's life, becoming not only what she does, but also who she is. "Music has always been a part of me," Megan says. "It's always been something I've loved."

In 2011, she began taking guitar lessons and quickly realized that the guitar is her instrument. She loved it and soon progressed to accompanying herself on stage with her beloved Taylor guitar. She also began branching out to larger states and venues. In 2010, she joined the Georgia Country Gospel Music Association, and was chosen as the GCGMA Female Entertainer of the Year in New Country in 2010.

In 2013, Megan joined Georgia-Country.com and was chosen as the 2013 Country Female Artist of the Year at the 2013 Georgia-Country Awards. In the spring of 2014, Megan was nominated for a GA Music Award. She was honored to receive the award for 2014 Country Female Artist of the Year for the GA Music Awards on June 14, 2014.

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Homegrown Band

When you hear "Homegrown," what comes to mind? Do you think of something tended year after year with patience and love? Maybe a crop, an idea, or a way of life that, after years of cultivation, rewards dedication with something precious?

When they settled on the name "Homegrown Band" in the spring of 2011, members Craig Brannon, Kevin Brannon, Jason Cole, Megan Blair, and Nick Ivey hoped their fans would associate them and their music with that sentiment. "As we were writing and branding ourselves," says Jason, "we found that the recurring theme was 'home'--our home, the South--and its culture, value system, and way of life. We were invoking the place and the things that our parents, their parents, and, generations later, we believed to be important enough to build our lives around. While ideas like fidelity, the virtue in hard work, and the necessity of faith are quickly being written off as old-fashioned, they've been cultivated in us, and we think that they're vital enough to write and sing about."

After touring for months in West and South Georgia, metro Atlanta, and East Alabama and opening for artists like Corey Smith and Ashton Shepherd in support of the EP, the band recorded, produced, and released its second single, "Enjoy The Ride," in late 2013. Initially, the song was given away as a free download at the band's shows. After a few months, the band noticed the song's growing popularity among their fans and placed it in rotation on The Bull's Backyard Country. "This past week [Saturday, December 28, 2013] was the song's sixth week on the air," states Kevin. "We're consistently doing well on [Backyard Country], which is great. To me, it proves we've got a dedicated following in our area. We know it takes a lot for people to drop what they're doing and vote for us week after week; but, they are, and we couldn't be more excited about that."

Homegrown Band is planning to release a second album tentatively titled 'Summer Song' in the spring of 2015. The record will feature new songs that the band has been writing and performing over the course of their 2014 tour schedule.

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Dapper Slap

An unlikely group of five diverse band mates, Dapper Slap first played in March of 2013 and has kept their weekly late-night jams going ever since, with occasional collaborators and special guests.

Despite difficult musical backgrounds, the quintet finds a lively common ground amid the gaps between their preferred genres. While always tapping the groundwater of funk, Dapper Slap culls influences from a myriad of realms including (but never limited to) Latin grooves, improvisational jazz, and poppy hooks. The band implements progressive song structures in unique and unexpected ways to accentuate each member's distinct style.

Dapper Slap's process is a truly collaborative effort, with all members throwing equal musical weight into every song; each composition is tacked with their individual fingerprints. Dapper Slap's live sets evidence the time, effort, and joy they've put into their craft, and audiences respond in kind.

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Elements of Style

"Elements of Style wants to address post-modern dilemmas in an increasingly dystopian American culture with an incredibly diverse display of musical genres. We see creativity as stagnate in today's mainstream music culture and believe in inventing new sounds with an important message of truth in an ever-growing deceptive world." -Gram Wire

Elements of Style started out as a solo project from former Atlanta band Suburban Soul's lead guitarist Gram Wire. After leaving Suburban Soul in late 2010, Wire began writing an 11 song full length album containing multiple genres which would later become Elements of Style's debut album "Waves". The album was recorded with Grammy award winning drummer of the Derek Trucks band Yonrico Scott and Grammy nominated bassist Joseph Patrick Moore and released independently on April 24th, 2012.

After tracking was finished and the album was mastered by legendary engineer Rodney Mills (.38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rage Against The Machine), Wire decided the project needed to be a full group instead of a solo project. He enlisted numerous musicians that entered and left the band, until finding the very professional current lineup of drummer and percussionist David Goodwin, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Taylor, guitarist and singer Spencer Healy, and front-man and MC Zach Fortner (A.K.A Zach Fortnight). The group's influences of Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Immortal Technique and Big K.R.I.T. come out in songs like "Feelin' That Music" and their live performances as a group in the Atlanta area stand out as being intense, creative, and high energy.

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The Perks

Formed just outside Atlanta Georgia The Perks are a high energy four piece that came together in early 2013. Their style spans genres from dance music to hard rock with a sound that engages younger and older crowds. With a collection of original tracks to bring the house down, each of the members are also known to switch instruments adding to the spectacle of their live shows.

Both leading singer songwriters have an extensive background in recording developed by work with producers and musicians in Atlanta and Nashville. This enabled the group to create their first demo album in July, 2013. Using that as a tool to promote the band, they have since begun making a name for themselves by playing in bars and other local scenes throughout the Southeast. The focus is now on playing at larger and more challenging venues such as the Battle of the Bands at the Masquerade in Atlanta where the Perks won the first round due in part to its growing fan base support. The final round will take place in December and will be another step forward for this exciting new band!

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vanceFITE

vanceFITE

Vance Fite is no stranger to entertaining a crowd. He has shared the stage with artists such as Questlove, Ying Yang Twins, Hot Chelle Rae, Yelawolf, Wynonna Judd, The Civil Wars, Augustana and Manchester Orchestra. He’s played shows at Bonnaroo and SXSW and performed in front of 15,000 people. Although his accomplishments were great while being a musical gun for hire, Vance knew something was missing. He wanted to create a revolution of music that would inspire others to journey the road less traveled and pursue their dreams. Thus, vanceFITE was born; a collection of pop music that you won’t hear anywhere else. His first record, ‘Hey Girl Hey’, was produced by the incredible team at Width Music who has worked on records with such influential artists as Faith Hill, Bruce Springsteen, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. In its short time out, ‘Hey Girl Hey’ is already being talked about internationally and gaining fans from all over the world.

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Greco-Band

Greco

Though GRECO has spent years saturated in music and performance, it is the release of their latest EP – ALL THE THINGS YOU WANT - that will mark their true musical statement to the world.

Within the walls of All the Things You Want, Greco’s discovery sails alive as their compelling combination of rich pop layers among mixed styles of rhythm and blues, rock and soul. Through aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature sound, lead vocalist/guitarist Johann Greco, bassist Zach Greco, keyboardist Sebastian Greco, drummer Gabriel Greco, guitarist Josh Usalavage (yes, four of them are brothers) have helped to define the landscape of today’s post-modern rock music scene. The backbone of their work? Stylistically eclectic songs—suggesting a range of influences from The Rolling Stones, INXS, Prince and Rod Stewart—that captivate their audiences with their unshakable enthusiasm and inescapable sass. Their energy is a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of their soulful voices and the power and passion of their performance.

Hailing from Athens, Georgia –the breeding ground of musical legends– Greco’s musical flair involved three decades worth of influence that goes into their writing. Singer / Songwriter Johann Greco brings his brand of genre-bending musicology into everything captured on stage and in the studio. Johann’s penmanship blends such geniuses as David Bowie, Robert Plant and Sting, and harmonizes the guitar gods and frontmen of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Power-pop hooks with rock & roll attitude sum up Greco’s presence on stage and in their style that fans just cannot ignore

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The-Remedy-Band

The Remedy

Born and raised in rural Harlem, Georgia, where all but one of the members grew up on the same street, you can't call these boys anything but southern. And while Josh may cite Van Halen as his number one influence and Caleb would say Zeppelin, they all find a common thread in Southern Rock, because for each member that is where it all began. Ask Ethan DeMore about his first ever concert where he saw The Allman Brothers and he can tell you about the experience like it was yesterday, and you'll soon understand why Gregg Allman is his biggest musical influence. Or ask Josh about when he was but only five years old and his dad popped in a Molly Hatchet cassette tape while riding through the Smoky Mountains and how it was the first time he remembers music catching his attention (hard to do for a five year old). Even though he had no idea what he was listening to, he knew he loved it.

The beginning for The Remedy goes back to the summer of 2009. DeMore, who worked at local music store CenterStage, was in need of a guitarist and bassist for an upcoming gig with his praise band. Josh and Olmstead, who had been playing together since the eighth grade and at the time were in an 80's Rock cover band where they played Van Halen, Poison, Whitesnake, etc., just happened to stop by CenterStage and DeMore asked if they'd fill in. They accepted and quickly felt chemistry amongst them on stage. Soon after DeMore had another upcoming gig and this time needed a drummer. With Josh and Olmstead stepping in again, Josh suggested his younger brother Caleb give it a shot. Caleb was only twelve years old at the time and had just happened to have started playing Josh's old kit earlier that year. They had a practice and Caleb held his own behind the kit, and as they say the rest is history. They played church gigs and contemporary Christian songs for the next two years. By 2011 they felt they had something to say but in a little different way, and wanted everybody else to hear it.

From that point on they began the pursuit to make a name for themselves, and to tell a message through their own music. And they would do that with the music that came the most natural for them, Southern Rock. They soon made contact with Producer and Third Day keyboardist Scotty Wilbanks and instantly hit it off. They made plans to cut their first album with him the next year. The album was recorded in Wilbanks's own studio, The Rockporium, in the summer of 2012 and was planned to be released the following year. It was through the recording process that the band decided they change the name along with the release of the new album. July 7, 2013 "The Remedy" was born. Most important to The Remedy is the message they hope to tell through their music, and it will be done with real, raw Rock and Roll. No backing tracks, no auto tune, all live. That’s how The Remedy rolls.

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GPWFLY

Grand Prize Winners From Last Year

Grand Prize Winners From Last Year (GPWFLY), are an Atlanta based trio that began their career opening for acts such as Cee-Lo Green, Triple Six Mafia, and Janelle Monae. They refer to their music as genre-less but have drawn comparisons to NERD, TV On The Radio, and most notably Outkast. Since their beginning in 2007, GPWFLY has been featured in major publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and The Fader and have performed at the A3C Festival in ATL, SWSX where they opened for Killer Mike & Young Dro, the CMJ Music Festival in New York and The Roots Picnic (50,000+ in attendance) where they performed with such acts as The Roots, Wale, De La Soul, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, Diplo, and Rakim. The video for their single “Electric Blue” was featured at the Atlanta Film Festival and they were asked to perform as part of the festival entertainment. J. Edward Keyes of Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “Think full-band Outkast: These fellow ATLiens blend Dre and Big Boi's knack for nimble rhymes with weirdo spaced-out funk horns and rock making snarling songs that swivel and pounce.” Their live show is regarded to be one of the best you can see and GPWFLY has also licensed their music for use on TV in such shows as ABC's "Scandal", The Food Networks “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”, Current TV’s “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” and at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (Fashion Oscars).

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KontraBand-Muzik

KontraBand Muzik

Front man and lead vocalist - Nathan (Nate) Davis, and vocalist and guitarist - Davey Heritier are the newest and brightest sound to hit the Atlanta scene. This college educated, male duo “blurs the lines” of music with a Pop sound that fuses many influences to create a cross appeal enjoyed by all in Atlanta - a city where urban hip hop or dance seem to dominate (separately) and people party in pockets. Both musicians are white males from the Midwest but have accomplished the tasks of creating a sound that is all-inclusive and enjoyed by all! Nate along with his singing is also an accomplished rapper, and Davey is a soulful singer whose influences range from Muse to Biggie Smalls. Recently, they have been supported by a diverse group of backing musicians that has included an African American, Latino, and all-female band.

KBM comments about their newest EP – “Tonight’s the Night” - “we created this pop juggernaut to change the way people feel about popular music. This album truly brings together our influences - Motown, Outkast, 2Pac, Rolling Stones, Hall and Oates, Chromeo, Muse, the Beatles, and Biggie Smalls. We feel like we’ve made a record that’s fun, sexy, and makes people want to dance. And, we did it our way.”

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