ENTERTAINMENT

emcee: comedian 
Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan.
He has been seen on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on Last Comic Standing and most recently appeared on America's Got Talent. His album "Vegan Mind Meld" was one of iTunes' top 10 comedy albums of the year. And that's only the past! Even more to come in the future! Check out myqkaplan.com for more information, and/or live your life however you choose.

The Haymarket Squares are Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass. Righteous anger meets 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a moshpit hoedown! 

 

We got our start as a trio in 2009 and have since played more than 500 shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. We’ve developed a loyal following among folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody.

 

Known for our long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, blindingly fast mandolin, and broad smiles. Who knew changing the world (or at least singing about it) could be so much fun?

http://www.haymarketsquares.com/

It’s nearly impossible to believe that Taylor Upsahl, who goes by simply UPSAHL, just tossed her mortarboard in the air as a high school graduate. For someone so young, the Phoenix, AZ native is a remarkably skilled singer, songwriter and performer. It’s no wonder the Phoenix New Times proclaimed that her “songwriting will blow you away” and that her songs “transcend her teenage years, with catchy lyrics and melodies relatable to all ages.”

JAM is an acoustic singer-songwriter recording out of Jack Johnson’s Solar Powered Plastic Plant Studio in Hollywood, California. His EP, produced by Grammy award winning producer, Robert Carranza will be released in early 2018. This young artist has shared the bill with Flogging Molly, Death Cab for Cutie, Fitz & the Tantrums and many more at the Pot of Gold Music Festival; and is planning on touring this summer.

Added to these accomplishments, JAM has opened for The Wailers and worked with Alice Cooper recording a demo for the Hollywood Vampires. He has performed at venues such as: Whisky Go-Go, The Marquee Theatre, Celebrity Theatre, Alice Cooperstown, and many other notables.

“I’m not sure if ‘JAM’ is more impressive musically or lyrically, but maybe I shouldn’t fret, because it all comes together beautifully as an anthem of hope, positivity and celebrating all that is possible.” – Mitchel Hillman (Phoenix New Times).

http://jamnowmusic.com/

Carson and Cole Smith are a unique brother duo performing acoustic or electric (including drums & percussion) music throughout Arizona. Based out of Chandler, AZ the West Hills Brothers perform covers as well as original tunes.

http://www.westhillsbrothers.com

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