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Showdown of the Bands



Just Angelo


Angelo is a full time guitarist and vocalist from Grove City, OH-IO.   

At 13 (now 27), he started his music career playing for an Alternative Rock band here in Columbus. Since then, he has found success as a solo act, and as a guitarist in other touring bands. You can find him regularly at the Grainery, and all across the state covering your favorite songs.  For Angelo, performing live is a passion and privilege that’s never taken for granted.

L.A. Chic


Los Angeles transplants Kellie and David join with Ohio natives Jesse and Jase to create a unique Band. Country music with a rock n' roll flair. From Los Angeles to Nashville and metropolitan cities to small towns, this high energy Band combines their stage experiences from coast to coast to bring you a collaboration of country sound unlike any other. Sunset strip rock and Los Angeles attitude meet traditional Nashville and Ohio honky-tonk. Hard-hitting rockabilly. Rock-based blues. A sound that's in a class of its own. Steeped in Style. L.A. chic.



Blake Lang


Introducing Blake Lang, the dynamic force behind the strings and soulful vocals that captivate audiences wherever he performs. With his mastery of live acoustic country music, Blake Lang is not just a musician; he's a storyteller, weaving tales of love, loss, and life's adventures through his melodies and lyrics.


As a seasoned entertainer, Blake Lang has a natural charisma that electrifies the stage, effortlessly connecting with every member of the crowd. Whether it's a toe-tapping tune or a heartfelt ballad, his performances are a journey through the heartland of country music, inviting listeners to sing along, clap their hands, and lose themselves in the music.


With an infectious energy and an undeniable talent for keeping the audience engaged, Blake Lang is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. His performances are not just concerts; they're experiences, leaving audiences longing for more, long after the final chord has faded.


Step into the world of Blake Lang and prepare to be swept away by the magic of live acoustic country music. Get ready to join the journey and be part of the excitement as Blake Lang takes the stage and brings the house down at the Showdown of The Bands.

Billy Brown


Forged in fire from his small-town roots and rebel soul, Billy Brown brings his very own flavor to country music. With trailblazers like John Denver and The Oak Ridge Boys as musical influencers along his path, accompanied by his career start in the church taking notes from Michael W. Smith, and incorporating his love for Southern rock, he truly breaks the genre barriers, blurring the lines and appealing to everyone. Though he is born and raised a Kentucky local, he has traveled across the world performing in iconic venues from Nashville all the way to Belize, such as The Grizzly Rose, Ole Red, Honky Tonk Central, Old Crow Smokehouse and Loser's Bar & Grill. Billy Brown’s music falls in line with contemporary Nashville country, while maintaining an unapologetic, small-town, familiar grit we all can relate to. Opening for artists such as Lainey Wilson, Jimmie Allen, Clay Walker, Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, Cadillac Three, Rodney Adkins, Tracy Byrd, Easton Corbin, Bellamy Brothers, Ben and Noel Haggard, and several others, he is quickly gaining recognition. Best known for his hits, “She’s My Girl” and “Middle of a Country Night,” this is an up-and-coming artist you don’t want to miss!



Keaton James Fout


Keaton James Fout comes from the small town of Mount Victory in Southern Hardin County, OH. He prides himself on doing things his own way, whether that be booking shows, writing music, and even recording music, which he does in his own living room. His modern influences include Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, and many other artists similar to them, as he grew up on music from Hank Williams Jr, Charlie Daniels, and Merle Haggard. His passion is to eventually do music full time and eventually quit his day job.

Corey Hager


Corey Hager is a high energy “rocking” country artist from Ripley, WV. The debut Nashville single “Honky Tonk Addiction” was released in 2023, gaining 1 million+ total hits. The latest Single “Red White and Bruised” honors our veterans, active duty, and first responders. Corey has opened for 22 #1 artists on country radio, such as Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, and Joe Diffie. Corey and his band are projected to play 140+ shows for 2024, amassing 40,000+ followers on social media. 


Showdown Finals



Winner Announced


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