OUR 2016 TOP 3 FINALISTS
These acts will be performing live at the 2016 Land the Big Gig concert at Summerfest! Don’t miss this show, Thursday, June 30th, 2016! 5 PM on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage!
Juice is an eight piece Boston-based mixture of funk, hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop, and alternative influences, featuring powerful lead vocals and an electric violin. The band has been building buzz in the Boston area for just over two years, and over that time period has transformed from college freshman jam band to one of the city’s most heavily attended local acts. The group’s credentials include winning Boston College’s battle of the bands twice, and headlining and nearly selling out venue’s in Boston and New York City.
DOWNLOAD “Gold“ by Juice
Honey & the 45s
Honey & the 45s is a Chicago based blues/rock band featuring two female front-women. Known for its soulful sound and jazzy undertones, the band took home the award for best Blues/Jazz band at the Chicago Independent Music Awards, and went on to open on the main stage for Cold War Kids at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon in Chicago and Big Data in St. Louis. Honey & the 45s has been featured in print, on commercials, in press conferences and has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals and venues in Chicago and the Midwest.
DOWNLOAD “No Turn on Red“ by Honey & the 45s
Well-Known Strangers is South-East Wisconsin’s cello infused alternative pop/rock band that has taken the Milwaukee/Chicago scene by storm. The group mines a sophisticated alternative pop-rock sound that is anchored in the collective and rich musical experiences of each member. Centered on a powerful and emotive female vocals and stately cello, and reinforced by strong songwriting and incredible musicality, Well-Known Strangers has a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar pop-rock of the ‘90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich. Currently, Well-Known Strangers has released their debut EP.
DOWNLOAD “Aligned“ by Well-Known Strangers