Award-winning actor, comedian, and producer Kenan Thompson announced today his 13th annual Young Stars 360 national talent search.
Co-created by Executive Producer, Cherie Chiles-Buchanan of Simply C Productions, and in partnership with the iconic Hard Rock International, Young Stars 360 will embark on a 12-city tour to discover and showcase extraordinary talents among youth aged 5 to 17.
The series will allow young talent to highlight their special abilities, whether it be in performing arts, media, or entrepreneurship, in front of prominent network executives, influencers, and entertainment professionals.
With a mission to illuminate the brightest young talents of tomorrow, the program empowers talented youth and their parents with a multi-tiered platform, designed to guide them through the nuances of the entertainment industry, enhance their portfolios, provide them with valuable industry insights, helping take their careers to the next level.
The national talent search will kick off at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans on April 1 st , followed by stops in major cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and more.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans, LA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia, PA 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio, TX 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville, TN 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Honolulu, HI 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New York City, NY 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Washington D.C. 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood Blvd (LA), CA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Miami, FL 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago, IL 9:00am – 4:00pm
To be kept up to date on the latest tour announcements and for more information, please visit www.YoungStars360.com and follow us on social via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Atlanta Events- February 2023
We just want to take a moment to share a few awesome events happening in and around Atlanta that you're sure to enjoy!
GO OUT THERE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!
ATLANTA EVENTS -FEBRUARY 2023
Althea Rene Live at Suite Food Lounge, February 2 2023
Althea René gained musical inspiration from her father Dezie McCullers (one of Motown's original Funk Brothers). She has since developed her creative style. More details
Smyrna Oysterfest, February 3-5 2023
Annual oyster festival at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar, with Louisiana Cajun-style oysters and live entertainment. For more details
Kindred the Family Soul at Center Stage, February 3 2023
Kindred the Family Soul is a Grammy-nominated adult contemporary R&B duo from Philadelphia consisting of husband and wife Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Big hit singles eluded them, but they developed a strong following that appreciated their unwavering dedication to releasing relatable and mature R&B. More details
West End Comedy Fest 2023 FEB 3 – FEB 5
1UP Comedy, Fire City Comedy, and Hissy Fit Comedy are teaming up once again to bring you the second annual West End Comedy Fest. More details
HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands, February 4 2023
The HBCU marching event of the year is back! It’s the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands. New name–same event you’ve always loved. The original battle of the bands is back in Atlanta and kicking off Black History month with six of the top HBCU marching and bands in the country along with special performances by two of the best high school marching bands in Atlanta. Get Tickets
Hearts & Soles 10K, February 4 2023
Annual 10K race in Smyrna. More details
AtlantaBrickCon - A LEGO Fan Event, February 4 2023
Come join thousands of LEGO fans for two days filled with everything LEGO at
AtlantaBrickCon, a LEGO Fan event! More details
Sacred Ground: An Indoor Sol Dance experience at The Chapel on Sycamore, February 4 2023
Sol Dance is a free-form movement experience where all bodies are welcomed. We offer a gently guided, sensory journey meant to be experienced in its entirety. The music is meticulously curated by Scott alongside talented percussionists & sound healers – generally not limited to only one genre. More details
Hot Chocolate 15K/5K, February 5 2023
Annual chocolate-themed 15K and 5K races in central Atlanta. More details
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, February 6-20 2023
One of the biggest Jewish film festivals in the world, featuring dozens of narrative and documentary films. For more details
SCAD TV fest, February 9-11 2023
Annual festival of the televisual arts in association with the Savannah College of Art and Design. More details
India.Arie & The Songbird Experience with Kevin Ross at Center Statge Atlanta, February 10 2023
...and rare performances by Gospel Recording artist Gene Moore, Khari Cabral of JIVA, Spiritual Influencer- A Soul Called Joel, Mayah Dyson, and a few other surprises! Get Tickets
Hapeville Celebrates Black History, February 11 2023
The second and final installment of Hapeville Celebrates Black History will include a very special live performance by cellist Okorie "OkCello" Johnson. OkCello is an Atlanta-based cellist-songwriter, looper, improviser, and storyteller who has been featured in InStyle and Atlanta Magazines, and has participated in numerous collaborations, including with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Emory University, and Flux Projects and has performed and recorded with numerous award-winning artists, including Maxwell, Van Hunt, India.Arie, De La Soul, and Big Boi of Outkast. More details
Nature of Color - Opening Day, February 11 2023
Explore the science of color with this vivid exhibit, The Nature of Color. Learn how color conveys information and helps us make sense of the world in both human and natural environments. More details
Valentines in the Garden, February 11 2023
Bring your sweetheart for a romantic evening at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where fragrant orchids, live entertainment, dancing and refreshments set the mood. More details
Cupid’s Undie Run Atlanta, February 11 2023
Charity race run in underwear at Eventide Brewing to benefit research into and awareness of neurofibromatosis. More details
Atlanta Black Expo, February 11 2023
No matter your ethnicity, if you support Black owned businesses, you are invited to attend this event. Atlanta has not had a large general Black expo in years... A place where you could find Black owned companies like caterers/bakers, insurance, hair stylist, therapist, business coach, realtor, artist, handy man, moving company, etc. all in one place. More details
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival, February 11 2023
Wine festival at Pratt Pullman District, with 50+ wine and craft beer tastings, live performances and other activities. More details
The Pussywillows Live @ Eddie's Attic, February 11 2023
Come join the Pussywillows and the amazing David Williams on Drums & Dustin Williams on Bass at Eddie's Attic for a killer evening of original music to kick off 2023! More details
Atlanta Winter Beer Fest, February 11 2023
Annual beer festival at Atlantic Station, with 150+ beers and other drinks, and live music. More details
Jazz Brunch featuring Trey Daniels, February 12 2023
Soloist, composer, soulful bandleader, and award-winning saxophonist Trey Daniels is an inspiration for his generation in jazz, funk, R&B, and Hip Hop. More details
Anita Baker: 40th Anniversary: The Songstress Tour: With Babyface, February 14 2023
Anita Baker has brought grace and class to every performance since her teenage days honing her three-octave vocal range at Detroit nightclubs. After gaining more experience on the stage with the Detroit funk band Chapter 8, she set off on a solo career in the early 1980s.
She hit it big with such romantic classics as "Sweet Love" and took the world by storm, starting with her first headlining stint, The Rapture Tour, in 1986. Over the next decade, Baker kept conquering the charts as well as stages around the world, until 1994-95's Rhythm of Love tour.
After a long hiatus, she came back strong in 2004 after signing to Blue Note Records, and she became a regular on the road once again. In January 2018, she announced her retirement, but not before saying goodbye with a bang with her hugely successful Farewell Concert Series tour. More details
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER, February 16-19 2023
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings their unparalleled talent to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to connect you to the heart of dance. Celebrate the latest season with new works, audience favorites, and beloved classics, including Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations. Get Tickets
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, February 17 2023
Following a successful fall tour and much lauded four-night sold out run with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center earlier this fall, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—announce three nights alongside the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. More details
Julie Dexter at Odessa Green's Jazz Life, February 17 2023
Odessa Green Agency and Vision One Media Presents ODESSA GREEN'S JAZZLIFE
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY JULIE DEXTER
FRIDAY FEB 17 2023
This is Jazz event that will take place twice a month, featuring all the best we have in Jazz music locally and nation wide. Get Tickets
The Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest, February 18 2023
Food, beer and spirits festival at the Chattahoochee Food Works. More details
Lalah Hathaway at City Winery Atlanta, February 21 - 23 2023
Lalah Hathaway at City Winery Atlanta for 3 days. More details
Miss/Ms./Mrs. Royalty International Pageant
Miss Royalty International pageant promotes diversity and inclusivity. We welcome ages 4+ including an Elite division for 60+. More details
Vibes Jazz Cafe, February 25 2023
Come out for a sultry listening party with the Sugar Biscuit Band featuring Vanessa Simon as they bring an evening of jazz and R&B in romantic, intimate, and classy setting. Grand opening will be Saturday, February 25th at 8pm. More details
Universal Joint 4th Annual Chili Cook Off, February 25, 2023
Join the fun in Universal Joint in Downtown Lawrenceville for their 2023 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is on Saturday, February 25th from 12:00 to 4pm! More details
Music Though The Decades, with performances by Ceelo Green, The Tony Tatum Experience, & More!!!, February 25 2023
CeeLo Green, DJ Jelly, Tony Tatum, Richmond Punch, Tyrus Turner, Fashion Show by VNJ Designs, and more are ready to entertain you for Morrow’s Black History Month. Free family event from 3-11pm on February 25th. More Details
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, February 25 2023
Food and drink festival at Atlantic Station, with beer and bourbon tastings, southern-style barbecue, live music, vendors and games. More details
Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, February 25-26 2023
Annual race series with marathon, half-marathon and 5K courses through central Atlanta. Start and finish lines at Centennial Olympic Park. More details
Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest, February 25-26 2023
Annual oyster festival in Midtown Atlanta, with roast and grilled oysters and other foods, live music and bar. More details
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