Sonorous Music Festival
Full in sound [a sonorous voice] Imposing or impressive in effect or style
The Sonorous Music Festival will be held across numerous venues in bustling downtown Wilmington, NC, steps away from the beautiful Cape Fear River. This is a festival with national, independent, and emerging artists from all over the country and abroad.
Brooklyn Arts Center Line Up Announced:
Friday, November 7, 2014
8pm -- Jocelien 9pm -- Falling Through April 10pm -- Avenue of the Giants
Friday Wristband $25 Access to Sonorous events on Friday!
Saturday Wristband $25 Access to Sonorous events on Saturday!
Weekend Wristband $35 !BEST VALUE! Access to Sonorous events Friday & Saturday!
VIP Wristband $75 !limited! Access to Sonorous events and VIP areas Friday & Saturday!
EVERYONE must have a wristband to enter all / any Sonorous Music Festival Venues
Day Of / At Door Wristbands $35 and for the current day ONLY!
Click HERE for a list of participating musicians and venues around town.
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JoceLien, also known as, Jocelien Danee Whitehead, is a sensational 15 year old rising star from Greenville, NC. She is a vocalist, dancer, actress and all around amazing entertainer and performer. Since the age of 4 she has been performing and participating in competitive dance competitions, singing anywhere and every chance that presented it to the young and adorable artist. At such a young age, audiences were immediately captivated by her amazing smile, personality and performance. David Payton, playwriter, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, first heard her sing the National Anthem at 9 years old. Payton was so impressed by JoceLien’s performance he offered her roles in several plays touring throughout the Southeastern United States.
West Adams published singer and songwriter with Blacklisted Entertainment Publishing, West Adams Music, and Talent Recruit who also works for Lowe Bar Studios of Nashville TN, watched a You Tube video of the young JoceLien performing. Adams sent a simple email that read, “WOW, I think I can help you”, and that’s just what he did. Adams shared JoceLien’s talent with his lifelong friend, Big Machine Publishing, Red Bull Records, 5K recording artist, singer, songwriter and producer Nathan Barlowe (Luna Halo, The Honeymoon Thrillers, and Five Knives). Barlowe has worked with producers such as Rick Rubin and multiple recording artists such as Taylor Swift and Hot Chelle Rae. Barlowe, most recently sold an amazing 6 million copies worldwide of Taylor Swift’s Platinum Release “Fearless” in which Swift recorded, "Untouchable". After 6 months of working and writing exclusively with Lowe Bar, “Summertime Crush” was released to iTunes on August 10th, 2012.
To follow the single release, JoceLien has released a 5 song EP which is available on Reverbnation and iTunes. With the help of her voice coach of 2 years RaSheeda Waddell (Miss Black North Carolina 2010) JoceLien was crowned Miss Black North Carolina Talented Teen USA Dec. 16, 2012, and will compete for Miss Black Talented Teen USA in the later part of 2013.
That’s not all, JoceLien has recently just signed with her first major record label 5050 Music Group by way of Universal Records, JoceLien is still in the process of recording new songs and her first album with 5050 Music Group should be out early 2013 and distributed worldwide. JoceLien recently performed at Women’s Empowerment on March 23, 2013 at the PNC center in Raleigh along with Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, and Smokey Norful with a sold out audience of 18,000 people.
JoceLien has also performed at events such as The Pitt county Minority Expo, Beauty is a Beast (LCC Scholarship Foundation), East Carolina University NAACP chapter “Showtime at the Apollo” fundraiser event, Jones County Motown Revue Charity Event and a host of churches, festivals, and non-profit events. “A lot of exciting things are happening and the support has been unbelievable, I am so grateful and blessed”, says JoceLien about her success. Once you hear this young lady you will never forget it. Keep your eyes and ears on this one. You can support and find upcoming performances by joining JoceLien’s Face book Fan Page, on Twitter @ JoceLien Danee, and also buying her new song releases. JoceLien's platform is also associated with the ABC-Anti-Bullying Coalition and Stop Bullying: Speak Up, which she is very passionate about being she was a victim of bullying at an early age. She performed a song wrote about bullying called “Invincible” at the Courage Rocks! Be Bold Festival April 14, 2013 to raise money for anit-bullying prevention. A portion of all proceeds and album sells will be donated to support this worthy alliance. Also check out her website JocelienDanee.com
Falling Through April
FALLING THROUGH APRIL blurs the lines of the most intriguing sound of Rock and Alternative music from the 90's through today. The music itself is comprised of artful and melodic vocals accented by uniquely songful guitars. The dramatic yet mellow bass lines all driven by energetic and dynamic drums. Each member of this distinct band brings a different style and influence that procreates the chaotic beauty that is now Falling Through April.
Created in late July 2011 from former members of Manic, Strange County, Sleep In Sacrifice, and Interstate North, the band has blossomed into a significant part of Charlotte's independent Rock scene, gaining support at every turn. Within their first year, Falling Through April has performed live on National TV during the Democratic National Convention, was featured on the front page of www.ReverbNation.com, Peaked at #1 on the Reverbnation Alternative charts, organized and headlined a national tour, self released a 10 song album, featured on UK and US websites (Reverbnation - US, EventThrill - US, Songeist - UK, Rocknation - UK), was featured in various newspapers across the US, and opened for several national acts.
It's safe to say that Falling Through April is a band with a promising future and will be heard for years to come.
Avenue of the Giants
... Positive energy, positive thought and positive action; it's been an amazingly powerful mantra for Atlanta, GA Rock & Rollers Avenue of the Giants.
"There's an energy that you can feel coming out of the performance that just makes everything feel in its proper place" states lead guitarist Foz Rock. "I feel like every experience in life, good and bad, has led me to the music we are currently creating; it's a great place to be."
When asked about the origin of the name Foz paints a darker set of circumstances leading to a personal revelation.
"We were on a west coast tour and I had someone slip something into my drink. It was a bad night, had to go the hospital, just an overall bad scene. Well, the show had to go on; as much as I didn't want to do anything other than lay in that bed and shut out the world, I knew we had another place to be... On that drive through Northern California I woke up to see the sign for the Avenue of the Giants highway and the name perked my interest. Little did I know that those next few miles would be life changing, but they honestly were. I felt a clarity in those woods, around those giant redwood trees, it was the peace I needed after having just nearly died the night before. I knew then that I needed to make a change and Avenue was that change."
That experience base is extensive as Foz Rock had spent the better part of the previous decade touring the world with the crossover hit-makers / RIAA Gold Certified act REHAB ("Sittin' at a Bar"); sharing the stage with Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Fallout Boy, Yelawolf, Blink-182, and countless others in the process.
Joining Foz in Avenue of the Giants are industry professionals Paul-Devon Lewow (vocals), Atlanta Institute of Music graduate Justin Aldrich (bass guitar); both also possessing an RIAA Gold Certification for their performance with (lazyeye) on the "Ludacris Presents: Disturbing Tha Peace" LP and Frank Perisino (drums); whom had previously played with Foz Rock in Soybase. All 3 members joined forces with Foz in early 2013 to re-form AOTG and start recording the debut album.
"Everything we wrote came so naturally that we just kind of knew we had to give 200% towards this band" says Lewow. "We've become like family and it's awesome having that unspoken understanding & respect in the creative process."
Avenue of the Giants has recorded/mixed their debut LP, entitled "Just Between Us" at the world-renowned Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA with owner/producer Paul Diaz; tracks mastered by Glen Schick, will have it available for digital download in Fall 2013.
Visit the bands' website at www.AOTGMUSIC.com
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Wilmington Bluegrass and Old Time Music Show
Step Right Up Productions presents Wilmington Bluegrass and Old Time Music Show
End of the Line The Carmonas with special guest Big Al Hall
Friday, November 21, 2014
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are $10 at the door
Lawn chairs welcome
The Holiday Flea at BAC
The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce “The Holiday Flea at BAC” at the Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, December 5, from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, December 7, from noon to 5 p.m.
Renowned as the “ultimate vintage flea” and attended by more than 1,500 shoppers and dozens of vintage vendors from around the region, The Holiday Flea is a three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, antique, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments.
Admission to the flea is $5 at the door—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.
For more information about The Holiday Flea at BAC, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtyards & Cobblestones
Courtyards & Cobblestones is an event designed to showcase historic wedding venues and wedding professionals in a downtown Wilmington self-guided tour setting. We aim to provide an inspirational and transitional atmosphere for Brides to tour and plan their wedding day.
A self-guided tour will lead you through seven themed reception and ceremony sites in our city's oldest landmarks. Let Wilmington's history be a part of your future!
Mingle with Wilmington's top wedding professionals as they showcase their products and services. Enjoy music from local artists as you sample scrumptious bites and tasty treats!
Happy brides could walk away winning fantastic jewelry giveaways from Reeds' Jewelers and more. Attend for your chance to win!
Admission $18 online & $25 at the doorBUY TICKETS
Concerts & Events
Brooklyn Arts Center is the most stunning and spectacular small-market, multi-use event venue in the region. We host weddings, concerts, fundraisers, art shows, upscale vintage flea markets, and other community-driven events.
There is abundant free parking in our neighborhood on North 4th Street or you can park in Historic Downtown Wilmington, two minutes away, and take the free trolley, which stops on North 4th Street in front of the church.
BAC is available to outside promoters. We offer state-of-the-art house sound and lighting systems and the finest event support service in the Southeast. If you'd like to bring an event to the Brooklyn Arts Center, contact Executive Director Richard Leder at email@example.com.
Unless otherwise stated, BAC is a standing-room-only venue. For some concerts, there is limited, first-come/first-served seating on the balcony, with the purchase of a balcony ticket.
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