New Orleans R&B singer/songwriter August Alsina's debut single "I Luv This Sh*t" was all over the radio in late 2013, reaching the top of Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart after a 21-week climb. Alsina may be new to the game, but he's already attracting high-level attention – R&B superstar R. Kelly tapped Alsina to open for him on some of his 2013 live tour dates, so the young star has already found himself playing concerts to arena-sized crowds. As a headliner, Alsina established himself as a formidable performer at raucous club dates and radio station showcases in 2013, impressing ticket buyers with a confidence that belied his relatively recent arrival. The hip-hop crooner's career has been on the fast track since he released his first mixtape The Product in April of 2012. A second mixtape, dubbed The Product 2 was released a year later, followed soon after by his first Def Jam Records EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun. In a report on one of Alsina's 2013 shows, The New York Daily News wrote that he "had ladies in the front row clawing at him as he rocked the stage."
Savoy are a Norwegian-American rock trio consisting of Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (famous from Norwegian band A-ha). Savoy have achieved great critical success in Norway. They have been nominated for 3 Norwegian Grammy Awards (Spellemannprisen) and won two of them, in 2000 and 2002. Their most known hits include "Velvet" (also covered by A-ha), "Rain", "Star", "Grind You Down", "If You Won't Come to the Party" and "Whalebone" (from the soundtrack of the well-acclaimed Norwegian film Hawaii, Oslo). The latter track cleverly recycles lyrics from A-ha's 1993 track, "Locust". Savoy have sold a total of 200,000 albums.
8:30pm to 10:30pm
CELESTE STONEY, a multi-talented, CNN-FEATURED powerhouse vocalist sold out the HOUSE OF BLUES in May, and she’s been invited back to tear up the MAIN STAGE on SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH! A former AMERICAN IDOL finalist and current songwriter for DR LUKE’S production team, Celeste is currently penning tracks for RIHANNA, JESSIE J and ARIANA GRANDE. She’s appeared on hooks for RAEKWON, JA RULE and FOXY BROWN, and will be debuting her eagerly anticipated new single, “MY KINDA CRAZY” with a lavish music video due to go viral in early September. Turning the heads of industry execs everywhere with her strong social media following, commanding vocals and stage presence, you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s next pop superstar at the HOUSE OF BLUES MAIN STAGE. DOORS AT 7:30PM, SHOW AT 8:30PM
Chart-topping singer Jesse McCartney released his solo debut, Beautiful Soul, in 2004. An infectious mix of rock, pop and R&B, the album was an international hit, earning McCartney an American Music Award nomination for Best New Artist, an MTV Award nomination for Best Pop Video and three Teen Choice Awards. The singer began his career at an early age, making his Broadway debut in The King and I when he was only 10 and later singing in the Grammy-nominated kids group Sugar Beats and the platinum-selling band Dream Street. In summer 2006, McCartney released Right Where You Want Me, the highly anticipated follow-up to Beautiful Soul. The album, co-written by McCartney, ranges from soulful R&B ("Just Go") to high-energy rock ("Blow Your Mind"). McCartney has also had a successful acting career, appearing on the hit TV shows Summerland and All My Children and the forthcoming film Keith.