Entertainer | a person, such as a singer, dancer, or comedian, whose job is to entertain others

Music.

Dance.

Rhyme.

Checkout our killer roundup of speakers, artist & performers!

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Blackberry Ridge Farm

Julia Rogers

Julia Rogers is the Co-Founder of Blackberry Ridge Farm, the first hemp and flower company in Mecklenburg County that offers direct sale to consumer. BRF is striving to revitalize farming in Huntersville through the propagation of specialty crops, agritourism, and a superb CBD product line. Before her family’s entrepreneurial pursuit, she completed her undergraduate nursing studies at UNC-Charlotte in 2006 and worked for several years in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She married her husband, Nick, in 2010 and accompanied him on multiple moves across the southeast while he was serving in the Army. During this time, she completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Medical University of South Carolina with a focus in Family Practice. Julia and Nick welcomed their son Ben in 2015. After living in Southern Pines for a few years, they decided to transition from the Army back to civilian life and settled on Julia’s family land in Huntersville. Since moving back, they have been working to fulfill their dream of farming full-time and raising their son on the homestead.

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60's-00's Amazing Duo

Jillian Leigh featuring Dalton

Upstate New York born & raised, Jillian Leigh has an electic set and a warm stage presence. She loves when an audience jumps in to sing along & covers a wide variety of genres from the 60s to current pop. Whether it’s a laid back vibe or late night party, Jillian Leigh is sure to keep the fans coming back for more.

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Growing Hope Hemp

Karen McCulloh

Karen McCulloh of Growing Hope Hemp will speak about their new edible line. She will share a few tips on starting their company and getting into the edible market. 

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Lyricist

Tony Laveria

Tony Laveria is not a rapper; he is a lyricist. When you think of the creation of hip-hop and the evolution of the craft, many may wonder if there is room for yet another rising artist. Hidden in Charlotte, NC are many untapped musical gems, one of which - is Tony Laveria.

 

Laveria has performed throughout Charlotte, as well as other cities on the east and west coast. He was an opening act for Summerfest for Charlotte’s top hip-hop and R&B radio station, Power98 FM. Tony also competed and won Atlanta’s Bar Exam - a hip-hop showcase and competition in 2018. 

 

The adrenaline that he receives from the audience’s reaction is a euphoria that he craves. Laveria’s songs are more than an expression, they are a manifestation of when passion meets talent. He desires to be more than just an artist and plans to play a role in the progression of the hip-hop culture.

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200 HR E-RYT, Reiki || Practitioner, Aerial Yoga Teacher, Dance Instructor

Kat Harmon

At the age of 3 I began dance lessons and was hooked! I loved the movement, the music, and the ability to perform! I continued down that path and eventually became a teacher. Teaching dance gave me the ability to share this love, and I was so grateful. My early 20's however, I was not so kind to my body. I was a full-time bartender (at Coyote Ugly LOL and some other fun places), competitive dance teacher, as well as quite the socialite. Lots of moving and not a whole lot of self-care.

By the time I was 24, I had 3 cortisone shots in my knee and 2 in my back for severe sciatica pain. I began hot yoga as a way to stay somewhat fit since I couldn't really dance anymore. Sometimes I was on crutches or in a wheelchair because the pain was so bad. But after a few months of yoga I realized I was not in pain anymore. It was like a miracle! I began my teacher training to learn more about the healing practices of yoga, and my mind was blown! Yoga taught me to listen to the subtle hints of my body and learn to heal myself.

My yoga teaching is injury prevention based and all about alignment. I really feel I help people learn how to care for their selves physically. Additionally, I am also an Aerial YTT certified at the Circus Center in Boulder CO. which was a whole other way to alleviate pain while building strength and flexibility. Plus soooo FUN!

In 2017, I went through a dark period of my life feeling very unworthy. I realized I needed REAL SELF LOVE. After a few months I began to notice BIG changes in the way I viewed myself, others and unhealthy habits. To expand my tool bag of Self-healing knowledge, I dove deeper into Reiki and energy healing. My journey so far has been amazing. And I would love the opportunity to share this gift with all of you!

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Challenges & Opportunities - Delta 8 THC

Delta 9 Analytical

Frank Maurio received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology (1993) from Rider University in New Jersey. He worked for GlaxoSmithKline for 11+ years in molecular research before starting a toxicology laboratory named Andor Labs in Durham, NC. After 7 years, he left to pursue another start-up toxicology
laboratory in California called Vantari Labs. Frank was able to improve this laboratory and then transitioned to Mako Labs (2015) in Raleigh, NC where he was able to improve
laboratory efficiency and accuracy and was instrumental to Mako’s growth.
 

Michael Horton received his Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University. He has worked in the field of analytical chemistry for 20 years and has experience with HPLC, HPLC-MS, ICP, ICP-MS, GC, GCMS, and more analytical
instrumentation. Michael has spent the entire chemistry career working in the fields of method development and instrument repair. His work experience includes workig the
Research Triangle Institute, Reichhold, and Mako Labs, as well as CTC Analytics,
Varian, Gerstle, and Sciex for instrument repair or sales. Michael was at Andor Labs
with Frank Maurio, then at Mako Labs with Frank Maurio.

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Dap YP

Rap | Soul

Hailing from the small town of Burlington, NC, rapper and song-writer DapYP first appeared in the underground scene in 2015 alongside his collaborative partner Carmelo. DapYP released his first mixtape "Golden Dreams" in 2015 while bouncing around the surrounding cities making his presence known. With a mixtape and a few dollars to his name, he flew down to Miami to further his reach and spread his sound. DapYP released a follow up mixtape the same year titled "Golden Soul" and a variety of singles that led him to Brooklyn, NY. Set to release his debut EP in February and solidify his brand, DapYP will be a household name in no time.

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Dominique Bostic-Arrington

OTR/L, CSRS

AAA Therapeutic Solutions

I am a Occupational Therapist who developed AAA Therapeutic Solutions in honor of my 3 kids Amani, Amari and Amara. My purpose is to serve clients of all ages and stages to increase physical, emotional and cognitive well-being through holistic approaches. Our services include yoga, adaptive yoga, therapeutic art, tai chi, post stroke services and animal-assisted interventions. 

In addition to being a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist I am also a certified stroke rehab specialist, tai chi instructor and myofascial release clinician. My journey as a health care provider began in 2009 while serving in the United States Army National Guard as a medic. I graduated with my Masters Degree in 2014 from Florida A&M University and after my enlistment concluded  in 2016 my new journey as a occupational therapist, mother and wife started.

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VinXL

Wordsmith

Bold, cutting edge, and fun, VinXL’s fresh take on sonics and elusive style, make his sound ear candy for new and experienced listeners alike. Most notable from his debut EP, VinXL on Vinyl, VinXL’s meshing of good vibes, real storytelling, and sweet electric beats, flow swimmingly with his smooth wording and inviting voice. Individual tracks such as Mr Pink and Wyt Tee, pull fans into an oasis, rich in melody, wordplay and energy, while tracks such as Day Smoke, and Drift Away, relax the room, drawing fans in their own thought provoking worlds of longing, and growth while walking adjacent to his.

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Shannonquickart

Resident Camp Artist

An amazing craft, shannonquickart will lead guest through a fun DIY painting experience. 

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Horton Stull

White Label Best Practices

Justin Cline and Horton Stull are the original founders of Ancient Aromas, a CBD products manufacturer in Lexington, Kentucky.
Justin is a licensed massage therapist and scholar of natural and eastern wellness philosophies and practices. Justin is a Reiki practitioner, sound therapy apprentice, and CEO of Ancient Aromas.

Horton is the CAO of Ancient Aromas and contributes her expertise in biology and quality control to our manufacturing processes. She has taught Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Bluegrass Community & Technical College and has a Master’s degree in Microbiology.

The team at Ancient Aromas has grown since its inception and now boasts an eclectic group of scientists, artists, and lovers of cannabis that come together to create some of the most effective and pleasant-smelling CBD products on the market.

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