Set the Stage 2018
Hosted by Wes B and Socialite Suzi
True Talent Dance
Set the Stage welcomes the newest addition to the Cedar Valley dance world. TTD has been featured in the Cedar Valley Fashion Week and brought the house down. Mixing styles stemming from Hip Hop, the group ranging in ages from 6 – 16, they are going to set the tone!!
These are two of the most talented R&B/Neo-soul singer in the Cedar Valley. Both have traveled the country performing but this is the first time they will be taking the stage together. With a special mix of Daniel Caesar’s, “Best Part” and “Brokenhearted” by Brandy and Wanya Morris
A Hip Hop artist from San Antonio, Texas, Anthony Cortez aka (King Tez) is entering his senior year. This bi-lingual performer will have you on the edge of your seats with his drive and energy on stage .
Winner of “The Next Pop Icon” Tatum has been performing since she was a child and has not slowed down. She has an ability to make any cover her own. The power of her voice in undeniable and she is going to bring energy, drama and presence to the stage.
Waterloo Writing Project
For the last few years these young people that been working with writers and poets developing their talents. They will be presenting an original piece featuring several students that have been working
A distinctly unique talent from Waterloo. Abstract always challenges your perceptions through is positive lyrics, haunting beats and futuristic visuals he always comes with an “abstract” experience for the audience
Hailing from Mikwaukee, Wisconsin, LeKeithia Rowser has kicked in the door of the of the Cedar Valley music scene. Writing rhymes with her older brother at the age of 8, word play was a talent she found early. Her hard hitting lyrics and powerful delivery tells you that she means business and does not play any games. She will be doing an original song that will be her new single this summer, “Love Me”.
Aries Godd & Highvision
This dance duo will leave you speechless
Singing since the age of 4, now 14, Daniel is an ambitious young man that is active in his church choir as well as the city honor choir and show choir
Four Women – Celeste Bembury, Felicia Smith, Stazsa Phillips, Kenesha Davis
These four celebrated and decorated Classical, Jazz, R&B and Gospel vocalist are bringing a fresh breath to Nina Simone’s Four Women.
Brooklynn Smith and Brooke Dunn
These young ladies redefine what middle school talent looks like. In their 13 years both of these young ladies have racked up quite the performance resumes. Recreating a Monica and Brandy classic is sure to be a crowd pleaser
This dynamic hip hop artist producer has been traveling the country working with up and coming artist as well has veterans in the game (Too Short, E-40, Yukmouth). Returning from 2 tour dates with TechNine for the 3rd year he released his new project “LOUD” in April and will be bringing a performance with some surprises for the audience.
DreamGirls Tribute (Ahmad Madlock, Brook Dunn, Brooklynn Smith, Janaya Wilder, Nevaeh Brock, Molly Wilson)
Waterloo Gospel Allstars & Gift of Life Praise Dance Team – Under the direction of Sis. Kenesha Davis
A collection of singers from across the city comes together for a medley of gospel music that will surely stir your soul. The praise dancers from Gift of Life Ministries will add the touch to this worship experience that will be amazing
Executive Producer: Waterloo Homecoming / Nissen and Nalls
Director/ Producer: Felicia Smith Nalls Stage Manager: Angie Nissen
Music Director: Dante Ware Band: Matt Hartleip, Matthew Anderson, Jardez Hollingsworth, Lee Nguyen Backgroud Vocal Coordinator: Kaonna CreightonProduction Assistant: Tarik Cherry Talent Coordinator: Yoshida Thomas Front of House Manager: Lakita Clark and Marcena Clark