beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015 – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington Upstairs – Wilmington, DE – August 27th, 2015

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015

Jason McCue, Greg Jones Project, Sun Brother

Thu · August 27, 2015

7:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs

This event is all ages

Upstairs Live is General Admission and seating is not guaranteed.

Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant. For more information and to see menus, please read the Restaurant Info and Dining FAQ.

ADA SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at queentickets@worldcafelive.com or call 302-994-1400.

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015
beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015
Since its opening in 2011, World Cafe Live at the Queen in Delaware has continued the beta hi fi tradition started in Philadelphia nine years ago. The free week-long music festival held this year from August 26 - 29 features some of the region’s cream of the musical crop and provides a platform for the Wilmington area’s best emerging musicians and songwriters to be heard by local radio DJs, music bloggers and publications, show promoters, label reps and fans alike. Each year, 25 bands are selected from a batch of over 200 submissions and offered the opportunity to stand out among the rest by performing engaging original songs. A winning band is selected each night based on various judging criteria including showmanship, stage presence, professionalism, creativity, audience appeal, and ability to draw a crowd. These winners then progress to the finals held on August 29th to prove who’s got what it takes to win some tasty prize packages. Submit your band at betahifi.com today!
Jason McCue
Jason McCue
Playing upbeat alt-pop on an acoustic guitar, Jason croons and yelps and gyrates his way into your heart.

Just out of high school, he's been playing music at open mics and in bedrooms for years. But for all his seclusion until this point, you'd be hard pressed to find someone as comfortable in the spotlight as he is.

Jason is absolutely at home on the stage, and when you walk away from his shows with his songs lodged in your brain, you'll know that you can take him home with you, too. Don't worry, Mom and Dad will approve.
Greg Jones Project
Between his husky voice, precise guitar playing and down-to-earth presence, Greg Jones generates a connective musical experience that hangs in the balance of an intimate improv jazz session, a groove-filled jam show and a chill coffee shop concert.

The singer songwriter from Levittown, NY, on Long Island started with formal piano training until age 14 and taught himself how to play guitar by watching hair metal videos on MTV. But Jones’ musical journey distinctly began one Saturday morning in 1977 during a PBS channel plea for public funding, when a clip of Otis Redding and his Blue Suit flashed across the screen as a voiceover introducing the evening program selection as 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival. Everything else vanished, time stood still, and Jones knew: “That’s what I want to do for my job!”

Influenced by artists including Stephen Stills, Jerry Garcia and Ray LaMontagne, Jones has been writing, performing and working his way up through the musical cracks of notoriety for over two decades. Whether performing in front of five people at a local tavern (waitstaff included) in Southern New Jersey, on stage at WXPN’s World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE or at festivals in front of thousands, Jones’ intention never varies. He plays just as hard and sweats just as much, infusing every person present with a sonic dose of emotional energy to make the hair stand up on the backs of their necks.

Jones has developed a loyal following in South Jersey, where he moved with his wife Dena in 2001 to be closer to her family and start their own. He has since been focused on being an awesome dad to his two daughters Phee and Margot and played shows only once or twice a year to satiate the craving to perform live music. As the girls have naturally grown less dependent on him, Jones itch to play has surged to the surface. With a wide network already established from working in real estate, the supremely social musician has solidified a serious schedule of shows nearly every night at locales throughout the tri-state area.

Since the release of his debut solo album Like a Movie in 1999, Jones has written dozens of songs that he has been longing to record. Fast forward now, he can’t wait any more. Jones is currently all-consumed with recording and releasing his eagerly anticipated, lyrically charged and musically matured next offering with the help of his friends in Greg Jones Project, the Volume ONE EP.
Sun Brother
Sun Brother
Sun Brother has been a solo project from Billy Toulson for the past 7 years. The music is rooted in acoustic sounds but often layered with deep bass, drum loops and spacey leads.

Recently, he has been taking his stripped down performances around Delaware and Philadelphia to try and wedge his way into the local scene.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/