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PCG Artist Development To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Summer Bootcamp Event For Aspiring Recording Artists & Singer-Songwriters

SAVE THE DATE: July 15-16, 2022 in Nashville

Parents, family, managers and the artist’s team are invited to observe, network and learn alongside their artist. 

Artists and their teams may register now through Dec. 25 and get 50% off admission costs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.PCG Artist Development, a world leader in artist development is excited to announce the 10th anniversary of their popular Summer Bootcamp event, which returns to an in-person event July 15 & 16, 2022 near Nashville. Event venue locations, breakout sessions, showcase performers and other agenda details will be announced at a later date, however artists and attendees may register now through Dec. 25 at PCGartistdevelopment.com/events-master-classes and receive a 50% discount on admission, using “PCG50” at checkout. 

PCG Summer Bootcamp brings together some of the best and brightest minds in songwriting, production, vocal/performance coaching, and other entertainment industry professionals. In two days, under one roof, young aspiring recording and performance artists will learn from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. The PCG team will bring together an experienced group of entertainment industry thought leaders in artist management, entertainment attorneys, record production, publicity/media relations, social media, record label executives, hit songwriters, celebrities and more for a weekend the artist team’s will never forget and learn from. 

“I am extremely proud of the positive impact PCG Summer Bootcamp has made in the lives of countless artists over the last ten years,” said PCG CEO, Bernard Porter. “It’s been so rewarding to see immediate results as we strengthen all elements of the artist’s mind, body and spirit. Artists will leave us fully charged and ready to take on the world!”

In addition to the basic fundamentals, the PCG Artist Development team will be focusing on the best practices for social media, tools the pros use for gaining major visibility across all socials, and how to correctly set yourself up as a music business to garner all income streams from your music. 

The highlight of PCG Summer Bootcamp is the artist’s showcase event, where selected artists will have an invaluable opportunity to perform in front of, and receive honest feedback from a panel of performance and music industry experts. Whether performing or cheering on your favorite artist, everyone will have a chance to learn from some of the best and brightest minds in the music industry.

About PCG Artist Development:
Using their customized, scientific approach, The Science Of Artist Development, PCG provides hands-on, real-world training and education with the best coaches and mentors in the music industry. PCG consists of a core in-office staff, and a vast network of providers who work with the most successful artists in the entertainment industry. Through years of experience and success in the industry, our staff is uniquely qualified to prescribe the services and providers you need and the wisdom to know when you need them. Our providers include award-winning producers and songwriters, social media experts and influencers, performance, vocal and instrument coaches, media trainers, publicists, hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists, photographers, videographers and so much more. With over 100 of the most sought-after coaches, mentors and service providers in the industry, PCG provides training and expertise that is second to none.

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PCG Artist Development Contacts:
Media & PR: JWA Media / Jason West Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
President, PCG: Bernard Porter | bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321
Registar, PCG: Chad Gentry | chad@pcgnashville.com | (615) 971-0704 

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Comedian Red Green Headlines Inaugural i65 LIVE, A FREE-Streaming Fundraiser Variety Show Airing From Nashville & Louisville On Sunday, May 10

Also featuring LIVE performances by J.D. Shelburne, a collaboration between Bryan Fox with Buffalo Stille & Ron Clutch from Nappy Roots, and Will Muse

Hosted by Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead & Center Stage Magazine’s Missy Wolf

A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Fans can watch FREE at i65LIVE.com or at more than 25 other social media channels by performing artists and their community supporters. 

Performing arts organizations, businesses, and supporters are encouraged to host FREE cross-post “watch parties” for your fans. For info, email Jason@i65Live.com


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary comedic genius Steve Smith, better known as Red Green from the Gemini Award winning comedy series The Red Green Show, will headline the inaugural transmission of i65 LIVE, a FREE online streaming fundraiser variety show set to broadcast on Sunday, May 10 at 7p ET/6p CT at i65LIVE.com. The show will feature an array of artistic performers who either live in, originated from, or perform regularly throughout America’s Midwest and Southern communities along the Interstate 65 corridor. The debut show will also feature live musical performances and interviews with rising country star J.D. Shelburne, a collaboration between country songwriter Bryan Fox and Grammy nominated American alternative southern hip-hop effigies Buffalo Stille & Ron Clutch from Nappy Roots, along with prodigy teen pop songwriter Will Muse.

The show will stream LIVE from Dark Horse Recording (DarkHorseRecording.com) studio, just outside of Nashville, and La La Land studio (LaLaLandSound.com) in Louisville, with a duo of hosts including Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead from Louisville, and Center Stage Magazine’s Missy Wolf from Nashville.  

Poet Ron Whitehead will also read and perform several selections from his archive of southern-inspired, Kentucky-bred poetry, including Never Give Up, a poem he co-wrote in 2012 with his holiness, The Dalai Lama

Steve Smith (a.k.a. Red Green) to world premiere footage from his 2019 This Could Be It Tour
Comedian Steve Smith will join the show live at 8:45 pm ET from Possum Lodge to ZOOM interview with show hosts Ron Whitehead and Missy Wolf. Smith will talk about his new podcast he’ll launch this summer, along with world premiering footage of his final live performances from 2019’s This Could Be It Tour

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy,” said Smith. “And if they don’t find you handy, they should at least find you at i65 LIVE.”

Artists & organizations rally to host FREE i65 LIVE fan “watch parties” via social media
Thanks to its many supporters and contributors already, i65 LIVE will stream FREE to fans at i65Live.com and via more than 25 different social media channels including Facebook LIVE, YouTube LIVE, Instagram TV, and Twitch.TV. “Watch Parties” are already scheduled among various Facebook LIVE pages including Comedian Red Green (@RedGreen), RFD-TV (@officialRFDTV), Center Stage Magazine (@centerstagemag), and many others. The full list of supporters and broadcast partners can be found at i65live.com.

Performing arts organizations, other artists, businesses, and supporters are encouraged to host their own stay-at-home watch parties for your followers by cross-posting the stream. In exchange for doing so, you’ll receive your logo or photo, with hyperlink, for FREE. For more information, or to participate, please email your logo and hyperlink to Jason@i65Live.com 

Why i65 LIVE formed and how funds raised are distributed
With the mandatory swift American response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and current public safety concerns, performing artists, supporting organizations and events all across America have closed, cancelled or rescheduled most of their activities. The livelihoods of many performing artists and entertainment industry professionals were also cut-off or significantly reduced. Given that all live entertainment has immediately shifted to an online-streaming method of consumption for fans, artists and performers must now ask for their support by way of donations and tips, through online streamed events. i65 LIVE was created to support this new reality. 

100% of all sponsorships and donations raised from i65 LIVE will directly benefit and be divided among the show’s performing artists (@50%), the production staff (@25%), the broadcast studios (@15%), and a portion also being donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (@10%). All donations and tips will ONLY be accepted through the show’s website at i65Live.com/donate.

About i65 LIVE
i65 LIVE is a FREE to watch live-streaming variety show featuring an array of artistic performers who either live in, originated from, or perform regularly throughout America’s Midwest and Southern communities. The show was created to raise relief funds for its performing artists, musicians, recording studios and the other entertainment industry professionals whose primary source of income has been severely reduced or shut down as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians fund, a non-profit charity based out of Los Angeles. 

i65 LIVE is produced in collaboration between Center Stage Magazine from Dark Horse Recording Studio in Nashville, and Darkstar TV from La La Land Studio in Louisville. The show is being executive produced by its founder, Jason Ashcraft. 

The show is closed to the public, has a limited production staff, and will operate in accordance with all current CDC recommended guidelines, including social distancing, for preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

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