StellaRising at StoneCrest at Piper Glen
July 19, 20; September 6, 7
"Last year was lead singer Kristi Ormand’s first time playing as a duo with her guitarist at StoneCrest, but this summer you can experience Stella Rising’s full four-piece band.
Don’t expect a lot of country tunes, as they haven’t incorporated that genre into their set yet, but the upbeat and energetic band wants to see you dance next to the beautiful StoneCrest fountain anyway.
“We try to entertain a little bit of every genre, we try to keep it upbeat, we like to keep people dancing and entertained,” Ormand says. “It’s just a great venue to play, the people really enjoy the music.”
"The third annual free festival is scheduled for May 18 in downtown Salisbury.
Cheerwine fans will enjoy ice-cold Cheerwine, Southern food, shopping, family-friendly activities, a beer garden and a lineup of live music all afternoon and evening, culminating with multiplatinum rock band Smashmouth, best known for its hit song “All Star” from the movie “Shrek.”
• StellaRising of Charlotte, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
• The Southern Gothic of Nashville, Tennessee, 5-6 p.m.
• Livehouse of Salisbury, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• Smash Mouth, 8-10 p.m.
The festival will feature a variety of local street performers, known as buskers, including Blazin’ Blues Bob, Lucas Beam, David Myers and Courtney Puckett, Kia Rice, Zoe and Lisette Rodriguez.
"I would not be surprised to see a StellaRising song being featured in a movie or television show or commercial in the near future. The quality of vocal and instrumental performances are very strong and competitive with the best".
Today was the start of another always popular guest band week at Blackbird Studio with The Blackbird Academy student sessions that was taught by Grammy Award winning recording engineer Steve Marcantonio as they tracked our new found friends, the amazing and highly talented StellaRising band from Charlotte, NC. We got to hangout in Studio A control room while the band was initially getting sounds this morning and then tracking a few songs this afternoon. Tomorrow, more of the ...same and finishing out the week with a few days of overdubs. This band's sessions have been a long time in planning as they first called earlier this year to ask for a studio tour while they were here playing one of the many stages at St Jude Rock N Roll Nashville Half Marathon and Full Marathon. We discovered a gem of a band and invited them in for tracking days with the academy. All the best to you guys! We are so glad the stars aligned and its actually happening!
-Blackbird Studio, Nashville TN
Fusing rock pop and alternative with a flash of funk punch StellaRising takes aim at expanding their musical presence around the area. Upbeat and confident, this Charlotte based band is fronted by lead singer Kristi Ormand who aimed for a musical career from an early age. Her influences are divided among classic bands and powerhouses acts flaunting female fronts.
-Jeff Hahne, Creative Loafing