Doors open: 18:30
Ernie Halter The singer and songwriter got his start playing small coffeehouse gigs and was able to maintain the difficult position of being a working musician (and closet songwriter) by simply paying his dues while working on songs in his spare time to keep him active on the scene and to sharpen his skills. In 2011, Justin Bieber covered Halter's "Come Home to Me" making international headlines and exposing Halter to a new audience.
Halter has shared the studio and stage with: Jason Mraz, Lady Antebellum, Neil Young, Colbie Caillat, Sara Barielles, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Eric Hutchinson, Tony Lucca, Allen Stone, Drake Bell, Sister Hazel, and more.
His songs have been featured on SiriusXM Coffeehouse, Good Morning America, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jimmy Kimmel Live, General Hospital, the Young and The Restless, Cougar Town, The Real World, and Army Wives.
Keith Pulvermacher was raised in a small town in South Eastern Wisconsin called the village of Butler. Being brought up around so much family with strong roots in music and love, the inspiration for his songs was instilled deep within his soul. Keith has spent all of his years as long as he can remember cultivating his craft staying dedicated to his purpose in music.
His approach to songwriting is to write honest music that doesn't limit itself to one group of people but to transcend religion, politics, race, etc. To connect with the soul purpose that we are all made to feel and love. Keith invites you to not only listen to the music, but to open yourself up and SURRENDER to it.
Learning to play the guitar at age 12, Chicago Singer/songwriter Sarah Vonderhaar also pursued other interests.
She was a contestant on America's Next Top Model, and stepped behind the camera to shoot a photo spread for Forbes magazine at age 20. But music remained her primary interest, leading her to release her debut album, Are You Listening Now, on April 22, 2008, at the age of 21