Some truly talented and diverse artists will be performing on the outdoor stage (weather permitting – if not, they’ll be inside!)
Riley has been a staple in the music scene of her hometown Decatur, IL, where she got her start hosting open mics. Since then she has toured regionally and opened for artists like Kim Richey, Ellis Paul, Robbie Fulks and Jill Andrews. New Noise Magazine called her “one of the best obscure female artists I’ve heard in, well, ever,” and In-Forty.com declared her a “female songstress everyone would be wise to spend time with.” Her songs can be heard in Starbucks in-store radio and have been featured on MTV’s Teen Mom and Are You the One. She released Set You Free last June to glowing reviews.
@thehangoversband on FB and insta
The Hangovers have a raw high-energy sound mixed with spacey psychedelic rock. Starting as college roommates, Mollie (lead singer), Josh (guitar), and Zach (guitar) began writing music together. After Sammy (bass) joined, they released their debut EP within the next year. Finding their final member, Kyle (drums), they began touring. They are currently a national touring act and have opened for rock legend Lita Ford and chart-topping rock band Eva Under Fire.
We are a hard rock/metal band. We play mainly originals and have been together for 5 years.
Spotify: Priscilla Sabourin
Born in 2001 on Mango Street, Priscilla Sabourin has spent her entire life intensely feeling her emotions as well as the emotions of others. When she picked up a ukulele in 7th grade, she finally found something useful to do with her talent/problem. A lyricist above all else, Priscilla pours herself into telling stories she hopes will make others feel seen, heard, and above all else, understood. With most of her songs sitting somewhere in between singer-songwriter and folk pop, Priscilla’s main goal in life is to make a living off of performing and show her dad that majoring in music was actually a good idea! For her performance at MMX, she will be joined by some of her favorite musicians to play with, including Henry Hererro and Will Long on guitar, and Jaden Delay on bass.
Austin Haga (pronounced Hey-guh) is a culmination of house, trap, alt-rock, hip-hop, and other various EDM influences that have only grown since he started making beats in 3rd grade. While his music has no lyrics, you can still hear his emotions loud and clear through unique sampling and melodies.
Decatur area solo project! Been operating since 2017 with various friends filling in on live sets!
JAYDOE JAYDOE is a Producer, Artist, Engineer, Entrepreneur from Decatur, Illinois. Over 8 Million views on TikTok and 250,000+ Streams.
Tiktok – starling.eve
Hey! My name is Starling Merideth, and I am currently a Sophomore Commercial Music Major here at Millikin University! I have been songwriting since I was 12 and have been continuing my songwriting journey throughout my college career. My style is a mixture of R&B and Pop, and I write silly love songs, breakup songs, and other journeys that I have been through in my life!
Facebook: @The Starkillers
The Starkillers are a four-piece band based in Litchfield, Illinois. They primarily play a variety of covers in genre’s ranging from blues to nu metal. They also play some original songs. Members of the band include Luke Davis, a Freshmen Commercial Music Major at Millikin (lead singer), Caden Wygal, senior in high school (lead guitarist and bassist), Nathan Watson, senior in high school (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Cy Cress, junior in high school (drums).
Jay Da Panthera
Jay Da Panthera is a 24 years old artist from France. His biggest inspirations are Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, XXXTentacion and Damso. He produces, records and mixes most of his tracks and explores different genres of music, like RnB, Rap, Pop and Rock. His music talks about love, life, relationships, pain, and much more essentialist subjects, and brings a romantic and a poetic vision of the world.
Tommy and the Nasties
Tommy_theboi24 on Instagram.
Tommy Barroso on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal
My name is Tommy Barroso. I’m a Junior Commercial Music major. I would classify myself as a singer songwriter who also doubles as an engineer and producer in Logic Pro. I write both instrumentals, and lyrical songs, but I find myself making more instrumentals.
Kahneq is a Native Alaskan Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, and Record Producer. He grew up in a haunted cabin in the woods in Alaska where he learned how to play and sing music at a nearby church. He attended Berklee Online College of Music at the age of 13 and attained his Certificate In Advanced Music Production at the time of High School Graduation. He developed his new genre of Psychedelic Hip Hop, a combination of Hip Hop and Psychedelic Rock shortly after.