Thanks for joining us at APCA Nationals in Orlando! If you missed any of our showcasing artists, we got you covered!

BETH // JAMES

SHOWCASING: FEB 22 – 1 PM

(ISO: $1250 / 2 IN 3: $1200 / 3 IN 5: $1100 / 5 IN 7: $950 )

Beth // James is an alternative indie folk duo from Austin, Texas made up of singer-songwriters Jordan James Burchill and Mikaela Beth Kahn. Their haunting harmonies, moody guitar, and thoughtful lyrics create a captivating atmosphere. The pair met in 2008 while studying music at the University of North Texas. They quickly realized their musical chemistry and began playing together with various bands all over Texas. They’ve recorded albums, and performed everywhere from the Granada in Dallas to The Triple Door in Seattle, and The Gallery (at The Continental Club) in Austin. But now they’ve come together with their own unique expression of Americana. A blend of modern folk, mindful pop, and lush soundscapes.

  
The duo was recently selected as one of Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2016 New Folk regional finalists, are finalists in NewSong’s national LEAF 2016 Singer-Songwriter Competition, and won top honors in the 2016 Indie International Songwriting Competition (Folk category). 
Each are highly acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own right as well. Jordan won the John Lennon Songwriting Battle of the Bands competition at the age of 18. He’s also toured the country with his own music and is a sought after guitar player for famous R&B artists like Ndambi and Avant. Mikaela has been a finalist in singer-songwriter competitions like the Telluride Troubadour Competition, Kerrville New Folk Competition, and Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (Southwest region). She is an in-demand vocalist and has sung background vocals for R&B diva, Chrisette Michele, and pop star Ben Folds. 
  
Together Jordan & Mikaela are writing new music, playing shows, and recording their debut EP to be released in Fall 2016. When not in Austin, they can be found touring the country, playing everywhere from seasonal festivals to timeless music halls and intimate living rooms.”

 

FREE DAPS

SHOWCASING: FEB 22 – 5:30PM

(ISO: $1800 / 2 IN 3: $1600 / 3 IN 5: $1500 / 5 IN 7: $1250)

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform.

After bringing authentic freestyle to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.

Our team has provided entertainment for everything from college event nights to weddings to bat mitzvahs. We’ve even created top-of-the-line experiences for companies like Darden Restaurants. So contact us now to get a once-in-a-lifetime performance for your next event!

 

CUMBERLAND RUN

SHOWCASING: FEB 23 – 1:30 PM

(ISO: $1950 / 2 IN 3: $1800 / 3 IN 5: $1650 / 5 IN 7: $1500)

Cumberland Run is a country band from Nashville performing high-energy, fan-favorite music! First established in 2011, they burst onto the scene in 2014 as a house band on the Legendary Honky Tonks/Lower Broadway strip in Nashville, Tenn. at Margaritaville! Now, they are on the rotation at 2 fantastic venues in Nashville including Margaritaville and the exclusive, world famous Wildhorse Saloon after ranking into the Final Four of Wildhorse Saloon’s 2014 ‘Battle for the Saddle’ competition! They seek to dominate the country music industry with their dynamic, high-octane fueled performances and their powerful original music that transcends the limits of the dance floor. Cumberland Run is the act you cannot afford to miss!

 

HONEY COUNTY

SHOWCASING: FEB 23 – 6 PM

(ISO: $1950 / 2 IN 3: $1800 / 3 IN 5: $1750 / 5 IN 7: $1650)

Honey County plays story-driven country; modern, melodic pop; and punchy, guitar-fueled rock. They have had a song featured on HBO’s True Blood and appeared on VH1’s “MAKE A BAND FAMOUS”, One of the few independent bands to play Stagecoach this year.

READ MORE ABOUT HONEY COUNTY IN ROLLING STONE: HERE

STEALING OCEANS

SHOWCASING: FEB 24 – 1 PM

(ISO: $1500 / 2 IN 3: $1400 / 3 IN 5: $1250 / 5 IN 7: $975)

Brian Thompson, better known by his stage name, Stealing Oceans, is an American hip hop artist from Andover, Massachusetts now living in Nashville, TN. A versatile musician, Thompson switches between acoustic written songs that pull at the heart to synth driven party songs that make you want to dance. Best known for his live show, Thompson and his band were nominated for “Best Live Act” at the 2015 Nashville Industry Music Awards and “Best Funk/Reggae/Fusion Band” in 2016.

In 2014, Thompson joined forces with saxophone player/producer Ryan Swinehart. Swinehart, a native of Chesapeake, VA, graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a degree in Audio Engineering. Swinehart has played a key role in the success of the band not only as a stand out performer but a major component in the production and engineering of the S/O sound.

Thompson has written songs with Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Trey Bruce, Victoria Horne (Lady V) and many other great songwriters. In the summer of 2016, Thompson teamed up with the songwriting powerhouse duo of Schmarx and Savvy (Roundhill Music) to begin the writing and recording of his newest project, I Am Stealing Oceans.

 

HEADPHONE DISCO

SPECIAL SHOWCASE – CLOSING OUT CONFERENCE FEB 24 – 9:30 PM

AT THE TRADITIONS BALLROOM AFTER THE FINAL CAMP.

Headphone Disco are the inventors of the ‘silent dance party’ format and have been touring the world for the past 7 years.
Performing some huge college shows led to them being voted ‘Best Novelty Act’ 2013 by the readers of Campus Activities Magazine.

So how does it work?
We arrive at your school (or showcase!) with our 2 resident DJs and our 2 channel wireless headphones
Our DJs spin 2 different styles of music side by side over 2 different wireless channels.
Guests select which DJ they want to listen to using the switch on their headphones (provided by us) then get busy on the dancefloor.
Imagine a dancefloor where one half of the crowd are singing along to One Direction while the other half are doing The Wobble! Bizarre, mind-blowing but most of all a huge amount of fun.

Headphone Disco will be showcasing (Special Events) February 20th at 11:30pm AND will have a booth next to our Degy booth.