KSU music and entertainment business program presents 10 up-and-coming ATL artists


Ten up-and-coming Georgia artists to perform at music industry mixer April 11 Showcase featuring DJ…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2012)Ten up-and-coming Georgia artists to perform at music industry mixer April 11

Showcase featuring DJ Hurricane at Smith’s Olde Bar caps Kennesaw State student project

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 6, 2012) — Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program presents 10 of Georgia’s up-and-coming bands  ­–– including hip-hop artists, country and rock bands, and R&B singers –– at the Southern Talent Expo Industry Mixer at Smith’s Olde Bar on Wednesday, April 11.


Fifty students enrolled in KSU’s Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program have been working as managers and promoters for 10 local artists during the spring semester. The industry mixer will showcase the artists’ and students’ work. A panel of judges will vote. Mixer is sponsored in conjunction with Sony Music Nashville and PlayPro Media.


DJ Hurricane and UnklRyan will host the presentation, which will feature:

  • Hip-hop artist Elgin Nation
  • Country act Kurt Thomas Band
  • Alternative rock band Leslie Mack
  • Rock group the Armory
  • Americana band Lauren St. Jane & the Dead Westerns
  • Hip-hop artist A-N-T
  • Pop/folk rock artist Amy Gerhartz
  • R&B artist Andy Griffen
  • Hip-hop artist Mr. Lee
  • Americana/bluegrass band the Whiskey Gentry                                                                                             


Wednesday, April 11 at 8 p.m.


Smith’s Olde Bar,1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324


Media are invited to attend. Event is open to the public.

For more information on the artists, please go to http://www.playpromedia.com/index.php/artists/artist_faceoff


Contact: Aixa Pascual





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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu