After more than 400 auditions by Belmont University students, a panel of judges from the music industry has selected top performers to entertain, Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Curb Event Center. The annual concert, which is open to the public at no charge, will be taped by WSMV Channel 4 and aired at a later date. Billed “The Best of the Best” Showcase, the concert features some of the university’s top musical and songwriting talent performing songs from a variety of genres including Pop/Rock, Christian/Gospel, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and Urban. Many songs will be original works by the performers, and a “writers in the round” segment will feature all original work from the students who were voted “the best” writers.
The evening is entirely produced and managed by students of The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont as they gain hands-on experience in lighting, live sound, event production, set design, publicity, artist management, stage direction, engineering and video production. WSMV is partnering with Belmont to produce an hour-long, prime time special that will feature the performers as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the production.
“Best of the Best” is often a preview of the music industry’s next top artists and writers. Belmont alumni include such names as Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Turner, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kimberley Locke and Julie Roberts.
About the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Belmont University has the only College of Entertainment and Music Business in the world, and is accredited by AACSB, the highest business school accreditation given. In addition to its strong academic program, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business connects students to internship opportunities and offers service activities designed to get them into the music and entertainment industry.