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News - April 6, 2012

Ten up-and-coming Georgia artists to perform at mixer April 11

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

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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


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