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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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
  • Face Painting & Balloon Artists
  • 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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GianArthur

Roman GianArthur

Like Stevie Wonder and Prince before him, Roman GianArthur is a miracle in the making, a jaw-dropping singer, composer, arranger, producer, and performer —an innovative and inspiring 21st century redefinition of what it means to be an artist. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Roman now spends his days putting the finishes touches on his magisterial debut LP "The Good Dreamer", while consistently broadening the expectations of what a soul singer can do: writing musicals, composing concertos, conducting orchestras, scoring films, picking up new instruments and learning their mysteries at prodigious speed, all while offering heartfelt reflections on the social implications of art, and the need for more beauty in the world around us. With a laugh, Roman shakes his head and says,“I just love to practice...and telling myself stories while I practice. It's really my favorite thing to do!"

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Brian Collins

Born and raised in West Georgia, Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a longtime veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism.

The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Zac Brown, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of a stripped-down percussion kit and bass lines, offer a well-rounded, energetic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.

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Sonia Leigh

Sonia Leigh is an Atlanta native recently relocated to Nashville, Tn. A diverse artist who’s music hints a bit of an old country and old Rock and Roll sound similar to Springsteen/Rolling Stones/Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Alabama, The Eagles, etc…Influenced by those very artists along with New Rock like The Killers, Counting Crows, Passion Pit, Beth Hart, Imagine Dragons, she has developed a style hard to pigeon hole yet familiar enough to pull you in and make you want to hear more and more. Sonia Leigh delivers a power punch performance that gets you out of your seat and has you listening closely to the words all at once.

She has toured all over the United States and played some of the greatest stages in the nation including the Gorge, Red Rocks and The Ryman. Sonia Leigh has shared the stage with the likes of Uncle Kracker, Loretta Lynn, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Willie Nelson, Beth Hart, Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney, Amos Lee, and so many more!

She is a proud co Writer on Zac Brown Band’s #1 selling record “Uncaged” and co-writer on Zac Brown Band’s #1 Single “Goodbye in Her Eyes” and also a co-writer on his latest radio hit “Sweet Annie.”

Her latest record release “1978 December” was released on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground records and had two singles released to national radio and 2 video’s on CMT filmed right here in Atlanta Georgia.

She is now currently working on her independent release due out in 2014.

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Monae

Janelle Monáe

At long last, Janelle Monáe -- the inimitable, award-winning, songwriter, performer, producer, CoverGirl and avant-garde funkstress -- is back again, ready to release her another full-length "emotion picture" to the masses. But as always, Janelle is not ready to talk about music just yet. She'd rather talk about her past and how those fertile powerful experiences forced her to create her coming album "The Electric Lady."

According to Monáe, "I went back to Kansas City after my tour for my debut album 'The ArchAndroid.' And when I looked around me, I decided I wanted to make a raw, revealing album all about my life and the things I'd experienced in my community -- about the laughter in the parks, the jams bumping in the cars, the jokes told over kitchen tables, all the life and warmth and struggles I felt there. But I also wanted to figure out how to take Kansas City to the future...like a surreal Parliament album with lyrics by Octavia Butler and album art by Salvador Dali."

As time passed, Monáe found herself increasingly drawn to the stories and experiences of the strong women in her life, and their ability to electrify and inspire individuals to do the right thing. "At some point I realized that the true heart and glue of the community were the women. My mama and grandmamma and my aunties and who to this day, are some of the most powerful beings on the planet. Under their guidance, I went from cleaning houses everyday in my maid outfit to the world-traveling performer I am today. They made me believe in myself enough to move from Kansas and pursue my dreams. A lot of folks think I work hard onstage because of James Brown. But they've never met my mother!"

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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

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

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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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

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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Perks

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

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

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

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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