Last year 80One Records (the UPB student-run record label) transitioned into a booking and marketing agency focused on giving exposure to new and upcoming local/regional artists. Our new committee, dubbed Spotlight Sounds, has been focusing on different ways to bring artists to JMU through a variety of events. One event we have created is called Spotlight Series. The Spotlight Series will be held on the second Wednesday of every month in TDU. The series is meant to bring a variety of performers to the TDU stage in hopes of giving students the enjoyment of new music for FREE!!
Trinity Edralin, a sophomore at JMU, will be the first performer to kick off our series. She’s performed at tunes at noon, played sets in TDU, and just recently opened for The Accents Tour. Trinity is also known on a broader scale, playing headlining shows in Richmond’s The National and singing the National Anthem at Nationals Stadium this summer. In the summer of 2009, Trinity recorded her EP with Jason Mraz’s producers. You can check out some of her videos here: http://www.youtube.com/trinitymusix
Trinity will be kicking off the Spotlight Series TONIGHT at 8 PM in TDU!
As the year progresses our committee will be focusing on the different genres we can book and market as well as giving many performers the opportunity to play in JMU’s comfy TDU setting.