R and B Musician Performs in Spartanburg, SC

Travis Smith

Rhythm and blues musician Travis Smith will be the guest artist at Chapman Cultural Center June 12, 2-4 p.m., presenting a free concert as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program.

Smith has been featured on TV’s Your Carolina morning show and taken to the stage throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, including at Fall for Greenville, Bele Chere (Ashville, NC), and The Cherry Blossom Festival (Macon, GA). Growing up in Woodruff, he was introduced to music at 3 years old, inspired by Stevie Wonder and other Motown artists. By the time he was 6 years old, he was playing piano and singing at his church. In school, he became a drum major for the Woodruff High School Marching Cadets, winning three trophies of Best Drum Major. His velvety voice won him an award for Best Male Vocalist at the L. Water’s Talent Show in 2005. He was the opener for six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award Winner gospel recording artist Vashawn at Spring Fling 2013. In college, he was cast in plays and performed with choral groups. Smith’s first album Childhood was released in 2009, and his latest release, Thinking of You, was released 2013. He is currently working on his Self-Tilted album, expected to be released later this year.

To sample his music, please visit TheTravisSmithProject.com.


Labor Day Music & Art Festival Announces Entertainment

Festival artThe first Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, from Noon until 7 pm in Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island.  Featured entertainers are Earl Williams Band, The Heritage Steel Band and Cool John Ferguson.

Artists exhibiting include Amiri Farris, Hank D. Herring, Dorneisha M. Batson, Geraldine Smith; and Professional Products Unlimited will be distributing free samples of hair products. The original artwork presented by popular regional artists includes fine art, folk art paintings, prints, abstract pastels, wood carving, pottery and a wide variety of styles and products.

Beer, water and Pepsi beverages will be available for purchase, along with hot dogs, chili dogs, she crab soup, gumbo and baskets of fried fish, shrimp, oysters and wings.

The public is invited for an afternoon of entertainment, shopping and dining. Adult admission is $10, and children 12 or younger are $5.

The festival is presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Native Island Business and Cultural Affairs Association.

For more information, please visit www.bcbcc.org or contact nibcaa@aol.com or BeaufortBlack@gmail.com.

Meet Nancy Olive

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Nancy Olive is an experienced, solid guitarist with an amazing smokey, passionate voice. In the styles of Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLaughlin, Nancy is praised for her versatility. Her style is lyrical acoustic variety combining pop, country, blues and rock.

She performed throughout the Atlanta area for 17 years before returning to her small town home in  North Carolina and then to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

If you’re near Myrtle Beach, see Nancy May 10, 2013, @ Pine Lakes Tavern from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am. and May 17 @ Hannah Banana’s Sunshine Cabana from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

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Living Happy

Meet our motivational speaker Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith who hosts “Living Happy Every Day” Saturdays weekly on LA Talk Radio as she interviews more of our featured presenters:

Roslyn Franken, speaker, radio host, author The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living

Wilson Casey, “The Trivia Guy” Guinness World Record Holder

Mahoganee, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur “The Impact of Music on People’s Lives”

Tony Lo Bianco, actor “Little Flower”

Sharon May, speaker, author “Feng Shui”

Rocky Fretz, pianist, composer, recording artist

Ken Wallace, author Your Better Self: A Simple Guide to Where You Want To Be

Susanna Barlow, author What Peace There May Be

Welcome Mahoganee!

Speakers International is pleased to welcome Mahoganee to our group of talented entertainers. She is frequently seen in business and social functions throughout South Carolina and Georgia and will bring a sparkling note to your event at any location worldwide. Check out her recordings and let us know when you would like to host her show as solo or with her own band.

New Year’s Eve at the Beach

Stella will be appearing in Myrtle Beach as Tribute Artist King Shazaam does Elvis and much more for New Year’s Eve.  Stella does Ella Fitzgerald, Pasy Cline, The Beatles, Julie Andrews, Carole King, Nina Simone and more.

Stella is one of our new entertainers, a vocalist you will want to meet.

Contct us to schedule any of these talented vocalists, together or individually, for a show of your own.

Rocky and a Piano

“Rocky and a Piano” with pianist Rocky Fretz and bassist Patrick O’Leary will begin at Gilmore Auditorium, home of the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC, September 21.
Join us for a weekly matinee featuring well-known piano classics as well as a few original compositions by this award-winner!

Call The Carolina Opry Box Office at 843-913-4446 for details and tickets!

Book Rocky for your event anywhere in the world. See details: Rocky Fretz managed by The Mitchell Group as a featured entertainer for Speakers International. 

Contact us with questions or for more details about Rocky’s programs and available dates.