C3 Fest 
Main Stage Entertainment 

Willie Jones

Performing at the C3 Fest Main Stage from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Willie Jones is a Shreveport, LA native, SONY Nashville/The Penthouse recording artist and Warner Chappell songwriter. He seamlessly blends hip-hop and country music, paving the way for a genre-expanding sound that's truly signature to Jones himself. Armed with more than 1 million followers across social platforms, he recently debuted his own Apple Music show called "The Cross Roads Radio." Willie is slated for Stagecoach 2021 and C2C London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Glasgow (health regulations pending). Jones just released his debut album 'Right Now' (The Penthouse / EMPIRE), amassing a cumulative stream count of 27.5M to date on Spotify, featuring the poignant patriotic single "American Dream." The video clip of this anthem was jointly premiered on CMT and BET, a first for the networks. The rising artist has been covered by NPR All Things Considered, Forbes, Rolling Stone, E! News, PEOPLE, MTV and more. 

Learn more about WillieJones HERE

 

Majesty of Rock

Performing at the C3 Fest MainStage from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Majesty of Rock is a group of five crazy good musicians who take great care to re-create the exact sound and feel of the two American super groups: Journey and Styx. The band captures every nuance of these iconic legends so precisely, they are in constant demand.

Majesty of Rock can perform the hits of Journey or Styx separately, or together in one incredible show.

Judge for yourself. Any way you want it, Journey with us back to the magical time of arena rock. Come to a show near you and get caught up in the Majesty of Rock!

 

Learn more about Majesty of Rock HERE

Tomasito Cruz

Performing at the C3 Fest MainStage from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tomasito Cruz was born in Havana and from a very young age proved his talents in music. A gifted musician, singer and songwriter Tomasito was raised in Pinar del Rio, Cuba where he attended a vocational school for the Arts “Escuela Vocacional De Arte Raul Sanchez” from the tender age of 8. At age 14 he was admitted to the prestigious National School of Arts “Escuela Nacional De Arte de Cuba {ENA}” in Havana. With prodigal abilities in music he studied piano, trombone, and percussion, as well as vocals. By the age of 19, the talented Tomasito was recruited by top Cuban band, Paulito FG y Su Elite. After a couple of years of touring internationally with the popular band, he chose to seek exile in Miami while the band was performing on US territory.

Miami was welcoming to Tomasito’s talent and quite promptly he was earning a living in South Florida as a musician. Holding down multiple jobs, during the day he performed as the conga player alongside the house band on a TV and at night he was a regular at a Miami Beach club. His talent was soon recognized by the well-known Celia Cruz which took him in as her orchestra’s conga player. As the youngest member of the band, Celia Cruz and her husband and manager Pedro Knight served as role models for the young artist. Pedro Knight often advised Tomasito to “soar higher” and taking Pedro’s words to heart, he was soon accompanying some of the biggest names in the Latin music industry performing with Willy Chirino, Israel Lopez “Cachao,” and ultimately enjoying a 4 year tenure with Arturo Sandoval.

In the span of two decades, Tomasito has authored three international best-selling books of music. His titles include The Tomas Cruz Conga Method Volume 1 Beginners, Volume 2 Intermediate, and Volume 3 Advanced. All of them are accompanied by an instructional DVD.

Tomasito has received 5 Grammy nominations and is a 4-time Grammy-winning recording artist for his participation in the productions of Arturo Sandoval’s “Rumba Palace,’ Willy Chirino’s “Son del alma,” and Alejandro Sanz’s “No es lo mismo.”  “Candela” was his first album as a solo singer, songwriter, and producer and was nominated in Spain as the best album of Cuban music in 2010

 

Learn more about Tomasito Cruz HERE

 

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Megan Katarina

Performing at the C3 Fest MainStage from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Megan Katarina is a singer-songwriter originally from central Florida, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since age 6, Megan has been writing poetry and songs, daring to tell the truth through her music in a vulnerable and distinctive voice.  Since the age of 13, Megan has been touring & playing all over Florida and the U.S. Her band quickly gained a loyal following in central Florida, in addition to her nationwide social media following on Instagram and Facebook. In summer of 2017, she moved to Nashville. In April of 2018, she released her first full-length album, "Being Crazy Ain't For The Weak", produced by Jared Anderson and recorded live at OmniSound Studios. The album went #14 on iTunes and was received and loved on a global scale. In February of 2020, just after returning home from a long year of multiple house concert tours across the U.S., she released her new album, "To Be Honest", an acoustic album in tribute to the intimate storytelling setting of her house concerts, in which a beautiful connection between artist and listener is forged. Megan's songwriting shines in the honest way she portrays the ironic, heartbreaking, funny, and less attractive sides of life through her quirky humor and sincere voice, inspiring resilience with her words. Her relatability is what makes her relationship with her fans so strong, as if they are more like long lost friends.Megan not only writes for herself but many other rising artists. Charting with multiple artists on iTunes like Tana Matz, Ryan Robinette, and Tyler Rich. Her own song "He's Seen Me Naked" placed third out of 2,500+ submissions in the 2017 NSAI songwriting competition. Respected for doing things her own way, Megan continues to rise and gain recognition through a loyal social media following and live shows alike.

Greg & Garrick
The Rum & Nerdy Podcast

Main Stage Hosts

Hosts of the Rum & Nerdy Podcast, these two rambling idiots stumble through rum, movies, television shows, theme parks, and all things Nerdy. With backgrounds in entertainment and theme park design you never know where each show will take you... but there will be booze. 

 

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