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Nashville recording artist and television host, Julia Cole, encourages empowering self-worth and good vibes to her growing #ColeTeam community. Julia has amassed well over 100,000,000 streams, is a CMT Next Women of Country, made her GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT, and has been featured on CMT, SIRIUS XM, CIRCLE TV, CBS, Audience Network, The CW, and more. Julia is hosting the festival lifestyle series “Circle’s Ultimate Fanfest” on Circle TV as well as appearing on Circle’s 2023 “My Opry Debut” series and CMT’s 2023 “Viral to Verified” series.

Influenced by the genre-crossed locker room playlists she and her Texas volleyball teammates blasted, Julia’s musical style blends authentic country storytelling with a little Houston rhythm and attitude. Julia got her start performing the Star-Spangled Banner before her own high-school volleyball games, and was soon performing for NFL, MLB, MLS, NASCAR, and ESPN events before crowds of 75,000. She’s since signed to CAA and toured globally in over 10 countries opening for acts like Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Kane Brown, The Chainsmokers, Dierks Bentley, Chase Rice, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Chris Lane, Michael Ray, Jake Owen and more. Julia brings her love for music and sports full circle by advocating for women's athletics and empowerment and collaborating with the Boys and Girls Club, the NFL’s GenYouth program, and Mizuno athleticwear.

Aaron LaVigne grew up in Cincinnati, OH where his love of music started before he could speak.  The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Motown Artists taught him the language of music while inspiring him to sing, pick up multiple instruments, and write songs. 

Aaron made New York City his base after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky University, where he has performed on Broadway (SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK), Off-Broadway (RENT), Broadway Tours (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RENT), with Symphonies, in Lower East Side rock clubs, on the high seas, & in concert halls across multiple continents. He recorded & released two original studio albums in Brooklyn & Cincinnati. Portraying Jesus in the 50th Anniversary Tour Andrew of Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar was a true honor.  He is always looking to create, collaborate, perform, & write with like-minded artists. @aaron_lavinay

Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Jenna most recently toured the country as Mary Magdalene in the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, a role she started pre-pandemic and continued through the fall of 2022. 

She was seen in the Original Broadway Cast of Groundhog Day, Int’l & Nat’l tour of American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), and Asia tour of Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie Mangano). Currently based in NYC, Jenna is involved in multiple projects, including starring in a new, immersive musical, Avalona. The cast recording coming soon!  Instagram: @jrubaii 

Balder Saunders was born in the Ft Walton General Hospital. He went to middle school and high school in Parker, a suburb of Panama City, Florida. He has been playing mandolin since the age of 7, guitar at the age of 12, upright bass at the age of 13, and trumpet at the age of 14. He began his career as a professional musician at 14 playing upright bass and mandolin. He toured the United States and Canada.  He was asked to play the mandolin for his first studio recording session at 15. This gave him the desire to perform. 

While in middle school and high school, he also played trumpet in different ensembles. During the summer months, he would attend regional music camps, such as Troy States Regional Jazz Ensemble, and as a member of County and State Honor Concert Bands. He was President of the Band at Rutherford High School and directed the Brass Quintet as well as being an integral part of instructing the 200-member Marching Band. 

Saunders enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to be a bandsman and graduated first in his class at the John Philip Sousa School of Music in Norfolk, VA. Saunders served in New Orleans where the musical milieu was rich, and in Okinawa Japan, where he traveled to Hong Kong, Russia, Iwo Jima, Thailand, and Australia. He was a member of the Jazz Big Band where he played trumpet and sang on certain selections. One of his most memorable performances while serving was a 4th of July concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for a sold-out audience. After four years of service, he attended Georgia Tech on the GI bill. There he played Trumpet in the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble, which performed at the Super Bowl that year.

Saunders moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2000 and played in numerous bands, before co-founding Dread Clampitt. After co-founding the band with Kyle Ogle in 2002 Dread Clampitt has been touring the country for over 20 years. Dread Clampitt is an original band in which Saunders demonstrates outstanding skill as he plays mandolin, is a lead and harmony singer as well as a contributing songwriting to the group. His skill as a writer and arranger adds the perfect amount of intellect, wit, humor, and excitement to each piece.