OUTLOUD Music Festival announced the first round of Artists today. The one-day, music-centric event with outloud entertainment will feature Greyson Chance, Gia Woods, and more on two stages.
“Our goal was to create a fun, energetic, and diverse line up that celebrates equality,” states Jack Davis, the event’s organizer with Good Neighbor Festivals. “We love creating uplifting experiences that encourage everyone to be authentic and themselves.”
Along with the festival headliners, the event features TAELA, John Cyrus, Gifted Queen, Kenna and local drag including Anita Coxx, Tammy Whynot, Hotmess Housewives, Heather Sapphire and more artists to be announced at a future date.
Greyson Chance, with his April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” at a sixth-grade music festival, went viral on YouTube, gaining widespread attention and over 64 million views as of December 2017, as well as an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show shortly afterward.
Two of his original compositions, “Stars” and “Broken Hearts”, gained over six and eight million views respectively on his YouTube channel. His debut album, Hold On ’til the Night, was released on August 2, 2011, and his second EP, Somewhere Over My Head, on May 13, 2016. On March 15, 2019, Chance released his second full-length album, Portraits, though Chance views it as his debut because he was more involved in the songwriting process and felt “truly honest and vulnerable” in his work for the first time. The lead single, “Shut Up”, was released on February 8, 2019, followed by “Timekeeper” on March 7.
Gia Woods breaks every rule. The 21-year-old queer Persian songstress can provoke one moment and comfort the next. Casting a striking and exotic presence, her undeniable sex appeal translates beyond music and into each performance and visual, while thoughtful songwriting and impressive instrumentation threads the vision together. Enamoring the LGBTQ community out of the gate during 2015, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist now stands primed to become a breakthrough talent in 2019. Her 2019 debut EP for Disruptor Records introduces a singular style representative of her enigmatic experience and bold persona.
TAELA – Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, TAELA fell in love with music at the age of 4 and has been developing her powerful voice ever since. Though young, TAELA’s life experiences and old soul shines through her music, with its combination of modern pop and alt-leaning sensibilities
Along with its emerging entertainment lineup, the festival will feature food trucks, vendors, DJ’s, and many outloud surprises.
General Admission tickets and Greyson Chance meet and greet tickets are available at outloudmusicfestival.com.