Venue: Henderson Lawn, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Organizations: Taylor Scott, Tiffany Ashton
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Family Friendly, Charity
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather tonight's LoCo Arts Concert has been cancelled.
The Virginia Tech Residential Leadership program presents the LoCo Arts Benefit Concert: #ArtUnites on Thursday, April 27, 2017 on the Henderson Lawn on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Join us for a benefit concert for LoCo Arts featuring rising country artists Tiffany Ashton and Taylor Scott. Campus Cookies will also be on hand providing free cookies while they last.
For some, music wraps around their heart and weaves into their spirit in a way that can neither be removed nor replaced. Tiffany was born with this love for music. The Atlanta, Georgia native was singing from the time she could first speak, singing along to her favorite movies and performing for her family. Yet the art of music is meant to be shared, and by the time Tiffany was six, she was performing her heartfelt, solo rendition of “Amazing Grace” to larger audiences at area churches and events.
After moving to North Carolina to get services for her brother with autism, the budding performer was exposed to the vibrant sounds of pop, the mix of modern country music, the folksy songwriter vibe of Appalachia, and even a hint of classical and Broadway, and all of these genres impacted her unique, artistic style. At twelve, Tiffany picked up her first guitar and wrote her first song within a year. Ever since, the emerging songstress penned away and written under her own publishing company.
At 19, Tiffany Ashton’s dynamic modern country mixed with vibrant pop sound and songwriting has already earned her a huge win- “Best Country Artist” at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards -November 2015. From performing in Los Angeles alongside veteran hit songwriters to taking her songs across the US, the “Southern Sweetheart” leaves her audience talking about her unique vocals, honest lyrics, strong performance, and genuine love for her fans. “Music has a way of expressing complicated feelings. As a songwriter, you have to be ready to write about life candidly- whether it is love, heartbreak, having a good time, or somewhere in between. That’s what brings music to life for me.” Tiffany’s approach to music is certainly turning heads in Hollywood and beyond.
Named one of Renegade Radio Nashville’s New Faces of Country for 2016, Tiffany is also Charlotte Music Awards current reigning “Songwriter of the Year” as well as “Women In Country” winner. Tiffany performs festivals and fairs across the Southeast and in venues such as Eddie’s Attic and The Red Clay Theater in Atlanta and The Tin Roof Nashville. She has been blessed to share the stage with national acts including Brothers Osborne, Natalie Stovall, Cimorelli, Bucky Covington and Mac Powell (Third Day) Country.
Singer and Songwriter “Taylor Scott” comes from many years of playing and recording in the Orange County music scene. Born in Oakland, California and growing up in Napa Valley, Taylor moved to Southern California to further pursue his music career. Since relocating, he has played and toured with top national acts worldwide and with many amazing musicians and songwriters throughout the years.
Admission is free however donations are encouraged.
Donations will support the programming of LoCo Arts, a non-profit arts organization serving Giles County and the New River Valley. Concert is organized and presented by students from the Virginia Tech Residential Leadership program.
LoCo Arts' mission is to strengthen local communities with creative education and cultural exploration through the arts. We envision an inclusive and creative local community strengthened by the understanding of self, place, culture, and the individual ability to make the home, community, and world a better place.
LoCo Arts offers an after school arts program in Newport, Va as well as summer camps, public art projects, and other events and activities. LoCo Arts is one of a few organizations in Giles County working to improve county-wide access to the arts in the face of economic and geographical challeneges.
For more information about LoCo Arts, visit: http://www.locoarts.org.
For more information, on the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/267453193715210/.