The Music 

Sir Mix-a-Lot

Well-known for his 90s hit “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-A-Lot is one of rap’s great D.I.Y. success stories and a  Seattle native. He co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, and produced all his own tracks. Mix-A-Lot is a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following in the hip-hop community and is known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electro. Get ready to dance!

Ruthie Craft

Born and raised in the Seattle area, Ruthie Craft is a 25-year-old Singer/Songwriter whose soulful, emotive voice compliments her energetic onstage persona. An accomplished vocalist of nearly ten years, her vocal style has been compared to that of Adele, Aretha Franklin, and Amy Winehouse. She has performed alongside Keith Urban at the Washington State Fair and competedin Season 2 of American Idol. Ruthie and her backing band are an energetic, captivating experience. Ruthie seamlessly blends elements of Soul, Blues, and Pop; aiming to create impassioned, relatable music. She has released two singles: Outside in Fall 2018, and Heartbeat in Spring 2019, with more music on the way in 2021.

The BGP

Foster the People meets The 1975. That’s perhaps the simplest way to describe sophisticated arrangements and harmonies that have come to define The BGP. Merging the classic tones of Mic Fleetwood and Michael McD with a modern digital aesthetic, The BGP brings to life a stage experience that is one part session musicianship, and one part child-like-joy. A brotherhood hailing from the ‘Fair town’ of Puyallup, WA, The BGP is lead by 2 frontmen Brandon Ghorley – and Phinisey, and features drummer Josh Demorow, guitarist Phil Hopper, and a regular cast of favorite local musicians. 

Raelyn Nelson

Raelyn Nelson, granddaughter of Willie Nelson writes and performs her own country and folk songs with a completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid referred to by some critics as “Country/Garage Rock.” When she isn’t recording her songs or making music videos, she is on the road taking her high-energy live show to the people. Having shared the stage with such diverse musical acts as country superstar Tim McGraw, indie rock icons Drivin’ n Cryin’, and jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans, Raelyn Nelson is proving that you don’t have to fit neatly into any particular “genre” to find success.

Kid Sensation

As a teenager, Xola (aka Kid Sensation) emerged onto the hip hop scene as a group member of Grammy Award winning artist Sir Mix-a-Lot. As a solo artist, he released 5 CDs, selling over 1,000,000 units. After a shift of focus and faith Xola began recording music with messages under his own name while creating content for worldwide brands, charities and sports organizations. Xola is an active recording artist, producer, public speaker, author and actor. He is active in the community with his nonprofit Urban Harvest, and other youth based projects in America and overseas. “I have a heart to spread hope, love and create meaningful dialogue through various art forms. I want to empower and inspire our youth.”

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