Houla Entertainment 2019 Spring NACA Showcasing Artists Announced

We are excited to announce Houla artists that will be showcasing this Spring at NACA National Convention February 16-20 in Columbus, Ohio and NACA Northern Plains Regional Conference March 28-31 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Stop by the Houla booths for many in-booth showcases in Columbus.

  • Native 312 Events will have an artist guided, hands-on program that invites you to explore the world of Urban Art. Are you ready to paint outside of the lines?

  • World Record Holder Balloon Artist Brian Getz and Christina Getz with Pretty Funny Balloons will be applying glitter tattoos, face painting and making amazing balloons. They are also a Roving Alternate.

  • Smothers Caricatures will be hand drawing, high definition digital caricatures with a new and exciting twist on traditional art form. Jesse has drawn over 10,000 people.

Showcasing artists at Nationals are:

  • Saturday, February 16th at 5:55 pm Showcase #1 ~ Patrick Roche. Third in the world at the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam. He has over 7.5 million views on YouTube and has been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, UpWorthy, MSN, iHeartRadio, and more.

  • Monday, February 18th at 10:00 am ~ VOWS Film Screening with Donald Schuler.
    This award winning inspirational short film focuses on a struggling man who seemingly has the weight of the world on his shoulders. After coming to the realization that he needs some sort of outlet, he discovers something that could help him get back on track.

  • Monday, February 18th at 10:00 pm Showcase #4 ~ Matthew Schuler. Finalist on Season 5 of "The Voice" with the Fastest 4 chair turn around in "The Voice" history. His rendition of "Hallelujah" reached #1 on the iTunes charts. He has shared the stage with Diana Ross, Shaggy, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Christina Aguilera, DNCE, and Flo Rida.

  • Tuesday, February 19th at 2:55 pm Showcase #5 ~ Jackie’s Boy. Grammy Award Winning and 4-Time Grammy Nominated Songwriter, iHeart Digital Artist of the Month and ASCAP Rhythm & Blues Songwriter Winner 2018.

  • Tuesday, February 19th at 8:30 pm Showcase #6 ~ Kristen Merlin. Semi-Finalist on NBC’s The Voice - Season 6 where she consistently topped the iTunes Country charts with her tracks from “The Voice.” She was named APCA 2018 Entertainer of the Year as well as 2018 and 2015 Female Solo Artist of the Year. She has shared the stage with Kellie Pickler, Sugarland, Bryan White, Shakira and more!

  • DOMO was a Contestant on "The Voice" and MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." She has shared the stage with artists such as Missy Elliot, RedFoo (LMFAO), Busta Rhymes, Usher, Rick Ross, Sean Kingston, and many more. She has headlined her own tour in Asia and the UK. DOMO is a Mainstage Alternate.

Showcasing artists at Northern Plains are:

  • Thursday, March 28th at 6:49 pm Showcase #1 ~ Patrick Roche. Third in the world at the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam. He has over 7.5 million views on YouTube and has been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, UpWorthy, MSN, iHeartRadio, and more.

  • Friday, March 29th at 2:55 pm Showcase #2 ~ Ember A Cappella Group. Their beatboxer, Michael, was a Semi-finalist in the American Beatbox Championships in 2018. Members have been nominated for 15 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs), including 4 wins. Also nominated for three A Cappella Video Awards (AVAs), including one win.

  • Saturday, March 30th at 8:05 pm Showcase #6 ~ Donald Schuler. Selected as one of Philadelphia's 2017 Artist to watch by CBS Studios and Sony Red Entertainment over 200,000 streams/votes. Donald is an Award-winning Screenwriter and has worked with Tranzformaz Music Group/Universal Music group, Multi-platinum recording artist Shaggy, ‪Christina Aguilera, Mike Posner, his brother ‪Matthew Schuler (The Voice Season 5) and many other artist and industry professionals.

  • Washington DC based Indie-Pop Band, Sub-Radio, is the 1st Alternate Mainstage. They have opened for such diverse artists as Smallpools, Vinyl Theater, and Aloe Blacc, and others. Their festival appearances include Firefly Music Festival, Capital Pride, Launch Music Conference & Festival, and Celebrate Fairfax, among others. They are currently at work on new music with Producer Dylan Bauld (Smallpools, Maty Noyes, Halsey, Flor) to be released early 2019.

  • Magician Hayden Childress is the 1st Alternate Roving. Hayden has performed over 65 shows in 2016 while working towards a double major in college (he just graduated in 2017). He has sold out shows in performing arts centers in the Southeast and has won awards from reputable magic organizations such as the Society of American Magicians for his upbeat, fast paced, and unpredictable sleight of hand magic and comedy. He has been featured on Charlotte television and media.

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Posted on January 23, 2019 .