DFW Icon Vocal Competition

2nd Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition

Grapevine’s 31st Annual Main Street Fest Teams Up With A&R and Music

Company JG Entertainment for the 2nd Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition

May 15, 16 and 17

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (April 2015) – As part of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest, presented by

Bank of the West, held in Historic Downtown Grapevine May 15, 16 and 17, JG Entertainment

will host the 2nd Annual DFW ICON vocal competition. At this exciting competition, JG

Entertainment expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW

ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick.

DFW ICON will open the microphone to talented singers between the ages 7 to 24 years old.

Winner packages exceed $20,000 in prizes including recording, branding, social media, photo

shoots, image consulting, scholarships and more.

At the helm of DFW ICON is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George

currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is responsible for producing some of the biggest young

names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. George states, “It is exciting to

come home to Dallas and Grapevine to find the most promising talent. We are always looking

for new up and coming stars. They are out there. You just have to find them.”

After the 1st Annual DFW ICON competition, producer Jonathan George helped several DFW

ICON finalists score auditions for FOX’s “American Idol.” Tiffany Stringer made it to Hollywood

Week and Trevor Douglas made it to the Top 24. Douglas, a North Texas native, will be a judge

at this year’s DFW ICON competition and will perform at the DFW ICON finals.

Preliminary rounds will be held at Grapevine’s Palace Theatre Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. and

Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. Finals will be held on the Michelob Ultra Main Stage on Sunday,

May 17 at 11:30 a.m. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-15,

16-19 and 20-24. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com.

For more information, please visit www.DFWICON.com or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetFest.

Jonathan George and Trevor Douglas are available for interviews.

About Bank of the West

Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, serving the DFW area for 3

decades; helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work

LOCALLY...with decisions made LOCALLY.

Bank of the West, Member FDIC, Presenting Sponsor of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest.

Spring Freaks, Rockin' The Universe OC

Coming this Sunday....SPRING FREAKS - Rockin' The Universe in OC on March 22nd at House of Blues - Anaheim. Fantastic artist line up including FLY AWAY HERO with Dalton Rappattoni. Will Jay formerly of the Boy Band IM5, Diamante, A+ Dropouts, The Paralyzers, ONE11....Featured headliner Drake Bell!  

Grab your tickets NOW at SpringFreaks.com!

Lucky Strike - LA Live - March 29th

Lucky Strike Spotlight Vocalists LA Live Sunday March 29th featuring Hollywood scene newcomer Dani Rey! Special guests include Kirby Ai, Brianna Mazzola, Noah Urrea just to name a few of the amazing artists that will be performing. 

No Cover! Great music! Fun Atmosphere! Tell A Friend! Show starts at 7:30pm.  

#HollywoodWeek Tiffany Stringer, American Idol

Big shout out to my favorite spit fire Tiffany Stringer for cartwheeling, high kicking and singing her way to securing her golden ticket to #HollywoodWeek! She is someone to keep an eye out for as she moves her way through the next step of her American Idol journey. 

Good Luck Tiff!


American Idol #IdolAuditions

Congratulations to some amazing artists for grabbing a golden ticket to Hollywood Week during #IdolAuditions in Nashville, Kansas City and New Orleans. 

Trevor Douglas, Nashville - Lovey James, Kanas CIty - Tiffany Stringer, New Orleans #SupportALauncher Next Step #HollywoodWeek Become a fan of Trevor here! Become a fan of Lovey here! Become a fan of Tiffany here!

Trevor Douglas, Nashville - Lovey James, Kanas CIty - Tiffany Stringer, New Orleans #SupportALauncher Next Step #HollywoodWeek

Become a fan of Trevor here!

Become a fan of Lovey here!

Become a fan of Tiffany here!

SCV Icon Winners, 2014

2014 SCV Icon was a HUGE success with amazingly talented singers.  Our panel of industry judges had there work cut out for them try to pick the Grand Prize winner and 3 Category Winners on Sunday afternoon at Westfield Valencia Town Center. It was a battle for the top spots but in the end the best competitors prevailed.  Thank you to Socal Icon for hosting the event as well as Westfield Valencia Town Center for holding the vocal competition.

Big Shout out to our SponsorsThe Rage Entertainment ComplexJG Entertainment, and Hollywood Launch Academy of LA. 

Special Thank you to Starbucks for suppling our fantastic judges with beverages during the Qualifying Round and Finals.

- Grand Prize Winner -
Freddy Pomee

Category Winners -
Madison Miller (7-11)
Danielle Williams (12-15)
Marcel Hernandez (16-22)

#1 Biggest Social Media Mistake, Studio 32

Have you ever wonder if you are doing enough to maximize your Social Media accounts? An article from the online source Stage32 recently shared the #1 Biggest Social Media Mistake that they have experienced lately. The finds may be surprising...

"What's the biggest mistake creatives make when it comes to social media?"
For even if you are as active as possible, dedicate all your time to being as selfless as you can be, and promote yourself in a productive fashion, if have not handled the number 1 mistake on the list, you're doing yourself a disservice and handicapping yourself.

So what is this inexcusable blunder?  It's something so simple...

Completing your profile.

You can be as charming as can be, post great material, ask all the right questions, but if a curious party goes to your profile and doesn't have any idea of where you've been and where you desire to go, the door shuts. 

In fact, in a recent poll of 323 people who hired Stage 32 members for a project, over 91% listed "Full Profile" as the most important aspect when reviewing a prospect for a position.  When asked "Would you contact someone who didn't provide basic information (bio, reel, loglines, resume, etc) in regard to a position you have available?), 3% answered "Yes".

Look at it another way...Would you go to a job interview or meeting in the "real" world without a resume, reel, or headshots?  Of course not.  And with more and more interviewing and hiring being done online than ever - and that percentage will only increase - it's imperative to color your profile with as much information as possible." - Richard "RB" Botto

Click here to read full article.