Upcoming VIP Events

Riverside Arts Market

 

          Saturday, February 9     on RAM's Pillar Stage

VIP Productions

10:30 - 12:15  My Monster Heart

VIP Productions

12:30 - 1:30  Bill Mize

VIP Productions

2:00 - 2:45  Bear & Robert

 

   Saturday, February 16    

2019 Charity Chili Cook-Off

hosted by

Jacksonville Bar Young Lawyers

10:00am - 3:00pm


Note: In January and February VIP Productions will present music on RAM's Pillar Stage. We return to the River Stage on February 23.


Saturday, February 9 on RAM's Pillar Stage

10:30 - 12:15: My Monster Heart  
12:35 - 1:35: Bill Mize w/ Beth Bramhall
2:00 - 2:45: Bear & Robert


VIP Productions

 VIP Productions

My Monster Heart is Lauren Fincham and Brian Homan. Evocative and earthy, Southern urban folk-rock artist Lauren echoes the ages yet sounds like no other. She's shared the stage with John Mayer, Gamble Rogers, and Toad The Wet Sprocket, and been featured on independent stations across the US and abroad. Lauren's played on numerous compilations, benefit concerts, and commercial spots, was the Jacksonville Super Bowl performer for Westwood One, a Folk Alliance OASIS featured artist, and a TEDx musical guest. Her rich and varied four-album discography spans nearly two decades of collaboration, friendship and visual artistry.  Brian fell in love with the pedal steel guitar and dobro after listening to Bluegrass and Americana music on Philadelphia radio. Brian first played with several local Knoxville, TN bands, performing shows with many of the top Bluegrass stars; then spent several years on the road playing country rock before settling down in Jacksonville where he has lived for over thirty years, playing and recording with many area bands.


VIP Productions

VIP Productions 

Grammy-winning guitarist Bill Mize is a son of Tennessee, and a fitting representative his state’s rich musical heritage. His critically lauded fingerstyle compositions are fluid and intricate, and their delivery masterful. Critics speak of his ability to “transport” the listener. The link to his Tennessee roots are unmistakable, but so are the elements of the far wider musical realm he inhabits, and the mixture is as intoxicating as Tennessee moonshine. With a twist. Bill is a past winner of the National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Guitar Player Magazine has labeled this  event as the “U.S. Open of guitar competitions.” Bill received a GRAMMY Award for his collaboration with David Holt on the recording Stellaluna, and has been featured on the popular “Windham Hill Guitar Sampler” and “Masters of the Acoustic Guitar” by Narada Records. In 2009, Bill’s music appeared in the Ken Burns documentary “The National Parks: American’s Best Idea.”


VIP Productions

VIP Productions 

Bear and Robert are Cindy Bear and Franc Robert, an award winning singer-songwriter duo from Jacksonville. Together their acoustic sound has been described as a deep well of of Folk, Blues and Americana with a high energy je ne sais quoi. Their catchy melodies, toe tapping rhythms, and soulful lyrics will touch your heart in many different ways, and will always leave you wanting more.