Jacob Whitesides

Kickstand Productions Presents

Jacob Whitesides

Alec Joseph

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$20.00

This event is all ages

ADDITIONAL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BEATKITCHEN.COM

Jacob Whitesides
Jacob Whitesides
Humble, Gracious, and Genuine are just a few of the words you will hear fans use to describe You Tube Sensation Jacob Whitesides.

Whitesides is a singer songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacob was first inspired at a Bluegrass festival in 2008, and ever since then he knew he wanted to do music for a living! Following the festival, Jacob set out to learn how to play guitar and sing. After playing around his hometown area of East Tennessee for awhile, two years ago, Jacob started uploading cover songs to You Tube as a hobby. Six million views plus later, here we are. He is now 16 and is having a blast traveling and meeting his fans known as "Whitesiders" all over the country.

Jacob is an experienced guitar player and singer who puts favorable twists on covers and is currently writing his own songs for an album in nearby Nashville with the likes of Ernie Halter and other Music Row elites. Jacob also loves to play other instruments such as drums, ukulele, and electric lead.

Jacob was voted Knoxville Tennessee's "Best Young Voice" of the year for 2011 in the junior voice competition for a good reason. In 2012, Jacob auditioned and made the first cut in the Fox Television music competition series X-Factor in front of judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and music industry icon L.A Reid. Since then, Jacob has been out on the road perfecting his craft playing a variety of shows, events, and festivals all over the US.
Alec Joseph
Alec Joseph
At just 18 years old, Alec Joseph has already proven himself to be a mogul, entrepreneur, and musical game changer in the pop music world. He is the #1 independent artist on Top 40 Radio, and has recently released the first-ever 360 virtual reality music video for his charting single, “Tongue” (seen on MTVU). Check it out HERE. The video stars influencers, Chloe Lukasiak (Dance Moms) and Twan Kuyper in a multi-narrative story of broken promises. Alec spent last year opening for two-time Grammy winning group, Pentatonix, on their World Tour. The young performer recently placed within the Top 5 in the Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star Competition. Alec has also opened for such artists as Jordan Fisher, Kelsea Ballerini and Cher Lloyd. Over 30 radio stations are playing “Tongue” in rotation, and he’s most recently locked in a brand deal with Justice who will be launching their app with Alec, as well as playing his single and music video in all of their stores nationwide. As a social media mogul, he has attracted over 600,000 followers, and teamed up with TigerBeat, America’s #1 magazine for teenagers, to help run their social media department. Additionally, Alec sits in a class of artists (Sia, Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Ryan Tedder) that pride themselves on being songwriters first and foremost. Writing as a teenager amongst these types of peers encourages him to inspire other young artists to do the same. Garnering his first major cut at 18 years old, Alec recently co-wrote the new single for American Idol alumni, Brielle Von Hugel, featuring B.O.B. Perhaps the most profound thing about Alec is his desire to connect with people and to lend a helping hand. Not only is he a Teen Ambassador for DoSomething.org, but Alec has also aligned himself with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program. Alec’s heart is as big as his dreams, and he wants nothing more than to do good with his fame.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/