MUSIC FOR LIFE ACADEMY PRESENTS VOCAL EXTRAVAGANZA COMPETITION
Friday, February 14th 5:00pm Saturday, February 15th 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, February 18th 5:00pm Grand Finale February 21st 6:00pm
Judging: Each Contestant will be judged in the following categories
- Vocal Quality
- Stage Appearance
- Stage Presence
- Knowledge of Song
- Judges overall impression
Each contestant shall be judged on a scale of 1-5 by three judges, selected by the event organizers. One be the lowest and 5 being the highest. Judges scores will be tailed after each performance and revealed at the end of each round. After the first round the top 3 will move on the Finale performance will the winner will be chosen.
Final Contest: The order of performance shall be luck of the draw all names will be placed in a pitcher and names will be drawn out by a member of Music For Life Academy. Each contestant will perform 2 songs of their choice to compete.
Song Requirements: Contestant can choice their own songs. Music For Life Academy must approve all songs before there are performed. Songs containing vulgar or explicit lyrics will not be allowed. Each performer shall use only the equipment provide by organizers and NO special props unless approved by Music For Life Academy.
Tie Breaker: If there is a tie, the contestants who are tied will be able to sing another song.. Contestants are not allowed to repeat the song they sang for first audition
Malfunctions: Any Contestant that faces malfunction of the equipment has the option to start over.
Disqualification: Any contestant that distracts or deliberately harasses another contestant or that use vulgar lyrics or suggestions on stage.
Wolves of the World
The most unique show on the road today, the show presents the mystical enigmatic wolf-a whole pack in fact, performing right before your eyes. The Sandlofer family explains about the history of wolves. They recount the story of how these rescued wolves are raised in captivity and display the traits of the wolf packs, including the alpha male and female and how they interact. The show even features a hero wolf, who saved a young girl from drowning, showing the wolves to be intelligent empathetic animals. Sharon has trained the fiercely independent animals to perform before audiences, a feat rarely accomplished in a touring show. Audience members sometimes drive for hours to see the wolves perform live. This is a show unlike any other. At the conclusion of the show, audience members are invited into the wolves habitat where they actually have the chance to watch the wolves being fed. This is a show your guests will never forget
Friday February 14th
National recording artist 4AM is a popular music group made up of 3 incredibly talented Artistic young Men. Each member arrived into the project from various successful solo careers to create the defining popular sound that can only be described as the "4AM Experience".
They joined forces together in 2012 with the vision to give the music industry something different than what was normally seen as the tired and recycled prototypical pop group.
4AM brings an over the top and highly energetically filled show with amazing live vocals, tight moves, and smiles that melt hearts and gains respect immediately.
Their music & live performance is considered by many credible established names within the music industry to be some of the best ever seen since the likes of all the popular music groups of previous generations.
Be sure to follow this amazing group as they continue their undeniable rise to the top, make some serious noise, and create their own mark in the music industry!!
Saturday February 15th at 2:00 pm
Sophia Marie Surace
Sophia was Born to Sing! From the tender age of 5 she has been performing at some of South Florida’s most popular hotspots including Cityplace and Downtown at The Gardens. She always leaves her audience fully satisfied and somewhat amazed with her Youthful Talent and Natural abilities way beyond her years!
Just recently after auditioning, she was invited to sing at The South Florida Fair 2014 and was also accepted into the
very prestigious “Young Singers of Palm Beach.” Sophia is very excited and so looking forward to performing at the very popular “Martin County Fair” She will be on the Main Stage on February 15th, 2014 at 2:00. Go Sophia—
“Do Your Thing Girl”
Saturday February 15th at 8:00 pm
Gospel Day Sunday February 16th
Urban Fire Dancers
DJ Mike James
Cornerstone is a diverse group of men and women who are woven together with 2 common threads: a love of God and music. The band, formed in 2008, provides the music weekly for Palm City Presbyterian Church's 9:30 contemporary service, as well as special music pieces throughout the year in the traditional services. They play a variety of current contemporary Christian music, ranging from upbeat rock to Latin/island groove to ballads and more traditional pieces and styles.
Monday February 17th at 7:30 pm
Opening for Tyler Farr is Cassidy Diana and Wingit
Cassidy Diana & Wingit are a band made up of Martin County High School students Arnie Figueroa (lead guitar), Jacob Thorne (drums), Max Vojcsik (bass), Ian Schellenberg (piano), Hunter Iemmolo (rhythm guitar) & Cassidy Wetherell (vocals). The students met at the school's talent show as separate acts. Max & Jacob in an instrumental act, Arnie doing improv guitar, and Cassidy doing an original piece. They were joined later by Ian Schellenberg & Hunter Iemmolo. With genre influences such as southern rock, country, pop, blues, punk rock, and hard rock, Cassidy Diana & Wingit create a unique style of their own that is guaranteed to satisfy any crowd!
Also opening for Tyler Farr is Eliza Levy
Eliza Levy is a 11 year Martin County native, who is in the gifted program at Hidden Oaks Middle School. Eliza has been singing, dancing and acting for as long as she can remember. Eliza has been studying at Starstruck Performing Arts Theater for 5 years. She also studies at Craig Wich Studio. Her past rolls include Mulan (Mulan), ALADIN (Narrator), PETER PAN (WENDY), BUGYS MALONE (Bangles), OKLAHOMA (Laurie), Dr.Doolittle (Rufus), HONK (Duckling), and Starstruck professional version of ANNIE (Yonkers-orphan). In 2013 participate in the Broadway Artisit Studio Summer training program at the Kravits therater. She also sang at Macy’s Department store on Black Friday in 2013. Eliza’s most favorite thing to do is to see Broadway shows! She hopes to spend her life performing!
Tyler Farr was born and raised in the small town of Garden City, Missouri. The singer was first introduced to country music at age 16, when he spent a summer on the road with his stepfather, who played lead guitar for country icon George Jones. Farr grew to love country music, and he decided to make the move to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist.
He landed a job working as a bouncer at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for five months until he was able to convince the management to let him sing. For the next few years, he would play the Tootsie’s stage four nights a week, in addition to working security at the door.
An avid outdoorsman, Farr found a friend in award-winning songwriter and fellow outdoorsman, Rhett Akins. Rhett had heard some of Farr’s music, and he wanted to work with him. After writing with some of the best songwriters in Nashville, Farr eventually landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV/Monument Publishing, and it was that connection that ultimately helped him land his recording contract on Sony Music Nashville’s BNA Records.
In addition to recording and songwriting, Farr has toured extensively with Colt Ford, for whom Tyler wrote the song, “Hey Y’all,” as well as opening for Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice in early 2011 on The Higher Education Tour. Tyler’s four-song digital album, Camouflage – EP, is available now.
Click here to purchase your VIP tickets. Which include admission, front of stage. One complimentary draft beer/wine, raffle for meet & greet.
Tuesday February 18th at 12:30 pm
The Treasure Coast Tappers
The Treasure Coast Tappers have appered through out southern Florida and the treasure coast. They love appearing at local nursing facilities and are exited about their debut at the fair.
Opening for Joey Dee and the Star Lighters is Curtains
This musical comedy is set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts, and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting himself killed. A Tony Award for "Best Musical"
Thursday February 20th at 7:00 pm
Opening for Eric Paslay is Thunder Road
Playing more than just your average country and rock tunes, this dynamic band will get you up on the floor and yellin’ for more. The vocal harmony of this band is reminiscent of the Eagles, Rascal Flatts and Alabama all rolled into one. The hits just keep on comin’! You’re sure to hear some new favorite songs and some of the old ones too! Come join Thunder Road for an evening of high energy tunes and a hot country night! See YOU there!
Also opening for Eric Paslay is Sophia Liano
Sophia Liano is 9 years old, a Florida native from Stuart and a 4th grade honor roll student. Sophia is a professional theatre and stage performer and was last seen on stage as the orphan “Tessie” in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s professional production of ANNIE! Other credits include The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s world premiere of THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Riverside Theatre’s regional production of LES MISERABLES (young Cosette/young Eponine), and performances in Starstruck Theatre’s productions of DISNEY’S ALADDIN Jr. (Jasmine), SHREK, THE MUSICAL (young Shrek), ANNIE (Molly), OKLAHOMA (Vivien) and DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID Jr. (Ariel). During the 2013 spring training season, Sophia was honored to be chosen to sing the National Anthem for both the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets. Sophia earned the title “2012 Palm Beach Youth Singer of the Year” and was concert opener for country music superstar Jana Kramer at the Martin County Fair last year. Sophia also holds the title of “2013 Jr. Miss Martin County”.
Thursday February 20th at 7:30 pm
Click here to purchase your VIP tickets. Which include admission, front of stage. One complimentary draft beer/wine, raffle for meet & greet.
Roll N Soul Friday February 21st
Boys Night Out
Boys Night Out is South Florida’s premier show/dance band. Appearing on stages all across Florida for over a decade their mix of high-energy dance and rock tunes has made them one of the most in demand groups in the area. Moving between ‘70’s funk to 80’s Rock, to today’s most popular artists...this band does it all!
Larry Johnson’s Elevated Soul
As cream rises to the top, Larry Johnson’s Elevated Soul has quickly become the hottest band in The Treasure Coast. Heralded by fans and peers alike, this band has delivered time & time again to excited, happy & satisfied music fans all over the state of Florida and beyond. Led by Detroit native & International recording artist Larry Johnson, who has shared the stage worldwide with 3 different former lead singers of the legendary Motown group, The Temptations, this band has continued to bring people out of their seats and fixed to the dance floor. Performing many different genres of popular music including Soul, Pop, Jazz, Country, Rock, R&B, and of course growing up in Motown, the Motown Sound, Larry, along with his singers and musicians are in constant demand. Larry learned his craft and “Temptation’s Expertise” from former Temptations lead singer, the late Ali Ollie Woodson, and more recently for the past 9 years with 3 Time Grammy Award Winner, 2 Time American Music Award Winner, the late Richard Street , lead singer of The Temptations ’71-’95. Larry also performed a series of concerts in The United Kingdom with Ray Lewis, former lead singer of The Drifters. Larry is currently touring with former lead singer of The Temptations, Grammy Award Winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson, as they continue the legacy of this legendary group.
Performing in demand concerts here in the Treasure Coast and beyond, Larry Johnson’s Elevated Soul simply delivers. Larry, Barrington and the group also uses these same amazing musicians as the touring band in their actual Temptation’s concerts, just recently returning from exciting shows in Baltimore, Charlotte & Philadelphia. Get ready for custom designed entertainment for all occasions. Major concerts, birthdays, weddings, corporate events and more.
Larry Johnson’s Elevated Soul Presents An Essence Of Motown
Get ready for an unforgettable night of music performance perfection.
Latin Night Saturday February 22nd 9:30 pm to Midnight
LA NUEVA HERENCIA LATINA ORCHESTRA
LA HERENCIA LATINA ORCHESTRA (THE LATIN HERITAGE ORCHESTRA) HAS ITS ROOTS IN NEW YORK CITY. THE BAND WAS FORMED BY RAY RODRIGUEZ IN 1981, AND AFTER YEARS OF SUCCESFUL PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,AND CONNECTICUT, THROUGH A MUTUAL AGREEMENT WITH RAY, THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HERENCIA LATINA ORCHESTRA WAS TURNED OVER TO LUIS ROSA AND JULIO SANTOIEMMA. THROUGH LUIS’ AND JULIO’S LEADERSHIP, THE BAND WAS TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL. THE ORCHESTRA BECAME A STAPLE IN MANY OF THE TOP CATERING HOUSES WHEN HISPANIC WEDDINGS, PRIVATE FUNCTIONS, AND CORPORATE PARTIES WERE HELD.
THE HERENCIA HAS THE REPUTATION OF PLAYING THE BEST OF SALSA, MERENGUE, CUMBIA, BOLEROS, AND SWING. WE HAVE BEEN ALSO KNOWN TO PLAY BACHATAS WHEN REQUESTED. SINCE 2004, JULIO AND LUIS HAVE DEVELOPED LA NUEVA HERENCIA LATINA IN PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA. WE HAVE TRIED TO MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF OUR PERFORMANCES BRINGING TO PORT ST LUCIE, STUART, AND FORT PIERCE, THE BEST OF SALSA, CUMBIA, MERENGUE, AND ALL THE LATIN RHYTHMS THAT ARE LOVED BY OUR LISTENERS AND FOLLOWERS. DURING THE LAST NINE YEARS WE HAVE PERFORMED IN STUART’S “DANCING IN THE STREET”, WE HAVE PLAYED AT JOSEF’S(NOW, GRILL ON THE GREEN), LA FONDA, RESTAURANT IN VERO BEACH, INDIAN RIVERSIDE PARK, FRIDAY FEST IN FT. PIERCE THE OPENING OF THE LAHTI LIBRARY IN INDIANTOWN, AND MANY FESTIVALS, AROUND CITIES OF STUART,PORT ST. LUCIE, AND FT. PIERCE. LAST YEAR WE CELEBRATED NEW YEARS EVE AT ST. BERNADETTE’S CHURCH, AS WELL AS THIS YEAR, THEY HAVE ASKED US TO PERFORM AGAIN. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY..
THE MEMBERS OF LA NUEVA HERENCIA LATINA ORCHESTRA ARE: ALBERT GARCIA, LEAD VOCALIST AND ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC VOICES FOR BOLEROS, AND A GREAT SALSERO. MAX DUHALDE, TRUMPET AND SOUND MAN OF THE BAND. NOT TO MENTION THAT MAX IS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED PERCUSSIONIST AND A GREAT SWING, AND DIXIELAND DRUMMER WHENEVER, WE ARE ASKED TO PLAY THESE TYPES OF AFFAIRS. WILLIE SUAREZ, A COMPLETE BASS PLAYER, THAT IS AT HOME IN ALL THE EXAMPLES OF LATIN MUSIC, ROCK AND JAZZ. JESSY SANCHEZ, TIMBALES, CONGAS AND ALL THE LATIN PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. RONNY ANDRINI, CONGAS, BONGOS, TIMBALES, AND VOCALS. JULIO SANTOIEMMA, CO-LEADER, ALTO SAX, ARRANGER. AND LUIS ROSA, LEADER, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS, BUSINESS MANAGER.