SAM THOUSAND (formally known as Sam Trump) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/writer, producer/composer and a 3Arts Recipient with 15+ years of experience in live performance art, curation, and self management. Since picking up the trumpet at age 7, his artistry has allowed him the opportunity to perform in all corners of North America as well as overseas.
Mani Jurdan is a Jamaican emcee born and raised on the West and South sides of Chicago, Illinois. Mani Jurdan is known throughout the artist community to be a storyteller of his experiences growing up in environments that were not conducive to the growth of young Black and Brown children. From the trigger happy Southside to the fast money West side, he would channel these experiences mixing old school disciplines such as lyricism, substance, and boom bap with new school sounds.
Mani Jurdan has brought his messaging of storytelling and spiritual enlightenment to some of the biggest stages/platforms in the country i.e. A3C, AHH Fest, TIP Fest, The International Festival Of Life, LTAB, For Oak Cliff, Next Show Case , and The Silver Room Block Party. With a stream of consciousness throughout his lyricism, he has been able to support artists such as Jay Electronica, GLC, Chance The Rapper, Capelton, and Ace Hood. Mani Jurdan is a champion for self-love and awareness and it is effortlessly conveyed through every performance he delivers. He is recognized as a high energy performer that keeps his audience present and in the moment with his creative approach to engaging with the crowd. By fusing Hip-Hop with elements of Reggae and Rock, Mani Jurdan is making a clear case that he is the RockStar that this generation has been waiting to meet.
RON BAKER JR (Host)
Born the son of a preacher, Ron Baker Jr. has carefully logged his many years of experience of being a P.K. to form a new brand of contemporary comedy
DUTCHES THE DJ
Established 2017. Inspired by her favorite artists and sounds. Her blend techniques make the vibe unique.