Candice Glover, Bianca Ryan, and Josh Kaufman Will Go Home for the Holidays on Broadway

Houla is excited to announce Candice Glover will co-headline a new holiday-themed concert entitled Home for the Holidays to play Broadway's August Wilson Theatre!

The show will be headlined by Bianca Ryan, winner of America’s Got Talent season 1; Josh Kaufman, winner of The Voice season 6; and Candice Glover, winner American Idol season 12. Previews will begin on November 17 with an opening slated for November 21.

"We're very excited to present this holiday offering for all to enjoy," said producer Kathleen K. Johnson. "The music and songs performed by our tremendous talent will fill you with those joyful, fun, positive holiday memories we've come to expect from New York at this special time of year." 

Backed by an eight-piece rhythm-and-brass band, Home for the Holidays will feature traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" as well as favorites like "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." Kaitlyn Bristowe, star of The Bachelorette season 11, will provide seasonally themed narration while acclaimed actor and singer Danny Aiello offers stories and songs that share a glimpse into Christmas in Manhattan through the decades of his childhood. Home for the Holidays will also feature appearances by YouTube stars Peter Hollens and Evynne Hollens.

American Idol winner Candice Glover has headlined live events throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Austria. She has also sung the National Anthem and performed at half-time during several sporting events around the country. In addition to the release of her debut CD, Music Speaks, Glover co-starred in the Hallmark Channel’s original Christmas movie Northpole and appeared in the gospel musical The Love Shack in Los Angeles.

The Voice winner Josh Kaufman has been seen on Broadway in Pippin. The singer/songwriter recently released his first post-Voice self-titled EP, which blends soul, funk, R&B, rock and classic pop. Kaufman has sat in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has headlined the Indy Jazz Fest, singing at the Indianapolis 500.

America’s Got Talent winner Bianca Ryan's debut album included the #1 holiday hit song "Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?" In 2015, Bianca Ryan Records was established; her first single, “Alice,” clocked over 1.7 million YouTube views. In 2017, she began releasing singles including “One Day,” “What I Gotta Do,” “Man Down” and her new single “Don’t Wanna Come Down.”

Home for the Holidays will feature creative and music direction by Emmy nominee Jonathan Tessero. The show will play a limited run through December 30.

Posted on October 10, 2017 .

APCA Regional Fall Conferences

We are excited to have an amazing line-up of showcasing artists at the APCA Regional Conferences this Fall.  Stop by the Houla booth to see Rob Rasner doing close-up magic in Teaneck and catch Haydini doing magic in Chicago. Be prepared to get your mind blown and maybe even get your mind read!

Ask us about middle buying for your next concert. No concert is too big or too small for Houla!


NACA Regional Fall Conferences

We are so excited to have such amazing artists showcasing at the NACA Regional Conferences this Fall.  Students, you get to decide who will be the on-site showcase by casting your vote on Friday at each conference and we would appreciate you voting for these amazing Houla artists!

NACA South ~ Fly By Midnight who is also the 1st Alternate

NACA Mid Atlantic ~ Haydini who is the 8th Alternate and will be doing in-booth magic

NACA Mid America ~ Nick Barilla. Stop by the booth and get a balloon or tattoo by Brian and Christina from Pretty Funny Balloons

NACA Northeast ~ The Barons who are the 2nd Alternate

NACA West ~ Rob Rasner who will also be doing in-booth magic


Posted on October 4, 2017 and filed under Balloons, Magic, Music, Showcasing, Novelty.

Will Champlin is back and on top form - Fresh Beats 365

When an act comes to the public eye through a TV talent show, releases an EP shortly after the series finishes and then disappears for over a year, it doesn’t usually bode well for the future. But when the artist returns with guest slots on some of 2017’s hottest tracks, it’s safe to say that the individual’s own comeback will be equally worthwhile.

Of course, it’s Will Champlin, former The Voice contestant and previous collaborator in Polarcodes‘ latest single. Now the pop artist is back with Indigo, a powerful groove-laden pop track that oozes passion and confidence. Champlin’s naturally sensual vocals prove playful bedfellows with seductive guitar riffs, infectious drums and a perfect chorus melody.

Feeling a little bit like Ed Sheeran meets Imagine Dragons, the track strikes a good balance between being a mainstream radio pop mainstay and something that offers a sense of individuality for Champlin. It’s a well worn view that TV music talent shows favour forgettable, dime-a-dozen artists, so it’s warming to see that Champlin is already showing he has more to offer.

Story courtesty Fresh Beats 365:

Check out the full video below.

Eh440 Showcasing at NACA Northern Plains

Powerhouse A Cappella group, Eh440, will be showcasing Friday, March 31 at 4:30 pm (approximately) at NACA Northern Plains Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Eh440, the incredible Toronto-based vocal group has been stunning audiences worldwide since they first hit the stage a few years ago.

With just a beatboxer, bass vocalist, and 3 very different lead singers, this means that they are technically an 'a cappella' group but most people think of them as something very different.

"You forget that there aren't any instruments because they really do sound like a full band!" said one fan.  "They sound hip and current.  It’s a 'must-hear' sound.  And I love that they write their own songs because it makes me feel so connected to them and their lives."

Following the release of their award-winning 2014 debut album, Turn Me Up, Eh440 wanted to step things up to a new level.  A level they hadn't yet achieved – the Boss Level !

Boss Level is a phrase that stems from gaming culture and is now starting to creep into the mainstream.  In a video game, the final level to win the game (where you encounter & battle the biggest & strongest character - the boss) is called the Boss Level.  But now, any ultimate level of achievement where you take on your most formidable foe is the boss level.

When they started preparing for their next album, the band claims that the songs felt very 'top level' so when they wrote Boss Level, naturally that was going to be the title track.

Boss Level's 2016 release has generated some exciting fan reviews too.  Some are saying they can't stop playing it on repeat.  Others are saying that a particular song has inspired them in some way.  So, this latest release is clearly a step in a new direction for Eh440 and they are getting exactly what the album title says 'boss level feedback about a boss level album' and they couldn't be more excited!

Stop by booth 110 and meet the group and talk to Matt about the other variety and music acts you can bring to your campus!



Posted on March 29, 2017 .

Tristan McIntosh to perform at A Night of Generosity

Tristan McIntosh will be performing at A Night of Generosity, a non-profit organization named funds water projects in developing nations in response to the global water crisis. This is their tenth year in operation and have funded almost 800 wells in 20 different countries. 

March 22nd, ever year is World Water Day.  Organizations all over the world celebrate and make others aware of the statistic that 663 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water and sanitation. 

Tristan will be performing at their special event and fundraiser on March 21st at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  General Admission tickets are $50 with cocktail attire starting at 7:30 pm.


Posted on March 21, 2017 .

Matthew Schuler opening for DNCE and Flo Rida

So excited to announce that Matthew Schuler will be opening for DNCE and Flo Rida on April 20th at the Liacouras Center (Temple University). Tickets are on sale March 21 to the general public. We are excited to see all our friends there in the audience!

Posted on March 20, 2017 .


Houla Entertainment was just honored to be awarded the First Annual 2017 Bill Fry National Agency of the Year Award at the APCA National Conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 11, 2017. 

Also, Houla artist Polaroid Summer was awarded the 2017 Band of the Year at the conference. 

Lee and Matt were both honored by the awards and Lee accepted the award, thanking all the student programmers and advisers for booking all of the amazing artists on the Houla's roster. She also thanked the Houla artists, the Houla family and APCA for believing in Houla.

"We have such amazing Houla artists; they always give 110% and love to perform for and meet all the students and staff at the schools. We love working with them all as they're considered part of our Houla family. The relationships Houla has with so many of the schools was just reinforced through our receiving this award, and we are just overwhelmed that they selected Houla as the winner!" Lee said after the award ceremony.