The Nashville Connection – Heroes Salute is a four day, star-studded event that combines the love of music with love and appreciation for our military. It is a chance for aspiring musicians to meet and network with top industry professionals. What an ridiculous opportunity they have to be seen and heard through a variety of scheduled event, including a day of workshops and a competition, with the winner accumulating $25,000 worth of opportunity prizes. The culmination of the Nashville Connection four day event is the “Heroes Salute,” a gala entertainment evening with top performers from Nashville that will be held in Greenville, SC on September 21, 2013. This very special evening is dedicated to military and in particular, our 2013 recipients: Special Forces Association (SFA), Not Alone, Survivor Outreach Service (SOS), and FUTURE which benefits Gold Star Moms and Hugs for Healing Flights. The gala evening includes a reception with musical spotlights of area talent, a live auction, and the Gala “Heroes Salute” exclusive, up and personal concert with an Nashville star, who shall be revealed soon!
JB Productions and FUTURE, in collaboration with DB Artist Development, and Phillip Mikula, CEO of Dream Group Productions will be producing the biggest 4 day music event in the Southeast. This event will bring top Nashville music Professionals to join top professionals from the Upstate for a must attend workshop for serious singers, and songwriters. This year’s workshops will cover every aspect of the music industry including vocal technique, songwriting, musical compostition, image consulting, social media, entertainment law, and publishing/A&R. In addition, attendees can sign up for exclusive one on ones with Nashville’s own Dave Brooks (Vocal Coach to the stars), Sam Tate (Grammy award winning songwriter), and Roger Ryan (Dove and Juno award winning composer and musician). All participants will have an opportunity to network, market themselves, and receive feedback from top industry music professionals. Sign up today! Space is limited!
There is also an opportunity for contestants to submit songs thru the website in the categories of singer (12 years +) and songwriter (16 years +) as part of a competition. This competition will be judged by music industry professionals and celebrities, and will include a finalist contest and top prizes awarded. The day of the competition is open to the general public who will be invited to cheer on their favorite performers. This year’s winners will receive $25,000.00 worth of opportunity prizes to promote their music in the top circles of Nashville. They will also be featured as the opening act for our Heroes Salute Gala. Just ask Austin Webb….he won in 2011 and is fast becoming one of Nashville’s rising stars, as quoted in Country Weekly magazine (Feb 11, 2013 issue).