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The Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival is on The Way!

The 9th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival is on Saturday, April 2 at the Tidewater Community College Norfolk Campus. This year’s festival is a pretty big deal for Jpixx because Tidewater Arts Outreach is honoring us with the 2016 Beacon Award during the Emerging Artist Contest!

The award is given each year to a community member(s) who has given significant and sustained energy to support the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, local music community, and mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach.

This year is the first time that the award is being given to an entire organization. Go Jpixx!!!!

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But, enough about us – let’s get back to the actual festival! There are going to be several events taking place throughout the day, from the Open Mic Stage to a special concert from Grammy-nominated singer John Fullbright and an Instrument Petting Zoo and Art Booth for the kids (there’s a chance of rain in the forecast, but let’s cross our fingers and hope that mother nature spares the children).

Sea Level Festival

Aside from the Open Mic Stage, you’ll get to see talent from right here in Hampton Roads during the Local Singer/Songwriter Showcase and Emerging Artist Contest.

So, here’s the low down on the Emerging Artist Contest:

Budding singers and songwriters from across Hampton Roads submitted their work to the festival and the amazing eight were chosen to compete in the Emerging Artist Contest. A panel of judges will rank three finalists with the number one seed being named the overall winner. This artist will receive some pretty awesome prizes and opportunities to further promote their talents.

*Drumroll please* This is where we come in! At 1pm on Saturday, we’ll be rolling out our interactive audience poll on Facebook that will allow you to choose your favorite artist from the contest. Your vote will bring one artist closer to receiving a music video produced by Jpixx…wait for it…FREE of charge!

The 2014 Emerging Artist winner Logan Layman was also the audience favorite and debuted her music video last year, which you can check out below:

Of course, our team will be capturing the best moments from the festival and we hope to see you all there! You can meet the Emerging Artist contestants and find details regarding festival event and ticket information, as well as tons of photos and videos on our BRAND NEW SEA LEVEL landing page.

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Sea Level Festival Returns for Another Year

It feels like we just wrapped up the 2014 Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival and the Emerging Artists Contest, and here we are again for another year! The 8th Annual Festival, benefitting Tidewater Arts Outreach is back with an awesome lineup! You can keep up with all the latest photos and videos right on the 2015 page.

Instruments of Art Gala

It all starts Thursday, April 2 kicking off at FM Restaurant with Paul Norfleet, followed by Matt Vollmer at Gershwin’s, Jacob Vanko at Grilled Cheese Bistro and ending with headliner Sarah Jarosz. The first three events are free and you can buy tickets to Sarah Jarosz right here.Concert Sarah Jarosz

On Friday, the fun continues with more free events! Come celebrate the kick off to First Fridays from 5 – 8:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Arts District. Admire the intricate instruments, pose with animals at the petting zoo and take home a tshirt and balloon animal. Afterward, visit the Parlor on Granby for a Local Artists Showcase.

Festival Audience

Wrap up the Festival on Saturday starting at the School of Rock at 11 a.m. for a Jesse Chong Workshop: Tech Gear for the Solo Artist. Then, join us over beers (or soft drinks) at O’Connor Brewing Co. for the WE ARE NFK LAUNCH PARTY. We’ve got several musical acts lined up, ending with Skye Zentz and the Jpixx collaborated music video premiere. It’s free and family friendly; why wouldn’t you be there?!

Next, scoot yourself over to the Emerging Artist Showcase at 7 p.m. at the Hackney Theater. Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door – buy yours here!

Singer Logan Layman

It all ends at Charlie’s Cafe at 10 p.m. with a free show of Who We Are Not.

We can’t wait to enjoy all the festivities and hope to see you out! For more updates, check out the Sea Level page on our website. And be sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates throughout the festival.

“The Tide” Music Video Launches

It’s been quite a year creating the music video for Skye Zentz’ song “The Tide.” Through the efforts of so many people, we have been able to capture the heart of Norfolk with scenes all over the city. From Nauticus to the Norfolk Botanical Garden, we’ve seen it all. Now, we want to share the video with you at the official launch party this Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at O’Connor Brewing Co.

Norfolk Sailors

Come enjoy a wide range of family activities with face painting from 2-3 p.m., outdoor art with Amanda Page from 3-4 p.m., and so much more! There will even be a photo booth called “Little Norfolk, Big Me” featuring a miniature replica of Norfolk (you can be Godzilla! Just don’t actually smash the models, ok?).

The event will also feature acts from Little Pants and Ian Randall Thornton, local bands that will blow you away with their talent. You can also hang out with PBS Kids at their van with dozens of toys and giveaways!

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And did we mention Skye Zentz will be performing?! Gather around as she teaches you the moves to her new song and dance along to the music video premiere! There’s so much going on at the launch party, just one of the pieces of the 8th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival benefitting Tidewater Arts Outreach. Hope to see you there!

The Weekend of Launches

January is all about what’s new and this weekend was no exception. The music video we produced for Logan Layman’s song “Won’t Let It” debuted and we browsed the shelves at Norfolk’s newest library.

First, we kicked off the excitement at the Slover Library grand opening celebration full of music, food and quality brews.

We saw several familiar faces as we mixed and mingled with Norfolk’s finest. Even MaryAnn Toboz from Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) was out, pumped up and ready for the following night’s events.


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Which leads us to our Saturday night. There was music! Dancing! Art! Yes, we’re talking about the Logan Layman Concert, hosted by the Sea Level Festival and TAO. The stage was set with opening act Pyrrhic Whim.

Her rousing performance was then followed up by Dustin Furlow, who recently launched his album Wood and Steel.

Then, it was time. The much anticipated music video for Layman’s “Won’t Let It” debuted, courtesy of yours truly. Finally, weeks of filming, scheduling and editing paid off with this awesome tribute to cancer fighters.

And Sunday? Sunday was a day of rest with these guys.

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