Jeremy Messersmith Performing at 6:45 p.m. "Jeremy Messersmith is unquestionably the one of most talented and innovative songwriters to emerge from our vibrant Minnesota music community in the past decade. He's the perfect headliner for hazelfest," said David Campbell, the former Twin Cities radio DJ who now works for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and will emcee hazelfest for the sixth time. "Always sweet, sometimes deceptively dark, and often very funny, Jeremy's songs are unceasingly imaginative and interesting. More McCartney than Lennon with a little Harrison too, he has crafted soaring orchestral pop songs but can also charm you solo with just his guitar or ukulele. Jeremy loves to find a way to make each of his performances unique and special. I can't wait to see what he cooks up for hazelfest." The Voice Showcase Chris Kroeze, Jesse Larson, Kat Perkins and Nicholas David—popular Twin Cities-area artists who share the unique distinction of finishing in the top 5 on NBC's hit show The Voice—will be among the other main-stage performers at the 2019 hazelfest. Chris Kroeze Performing at 2:30 p.m. At the age of six, Chris' parents bought him a guitar as an outlet for his energy. After college, Chris knew he needed to head to Nashville to further his career. His family held a fundraiser in their small town to help him pursue his dream. He met the right people in Nashville and recorded a song at Dierks Bentley's studio. In 2018, Chris entered the 15th season of The Voice. In his blind audition he sang "Pride and Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan. He made it to the finale and placed second in the competition on December 18, 2018. Now, back home in Wisconsin, he currently plays 200-plus shows a year and travels overseas to play for the troops in the Middle East. Kat Perkins Performing at 4:45 p.m. After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, Kat followed her undeniable drive and passion for performing and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue music on a more professional scale. She quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in the several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which went to open for Bon Jovi, amongst working with some of the music industry's most well known acts. Kat made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC's The Voice. Being on The Voice brought new platforms of success and opportunities Kat's way. She's since gone on an average of two military tours per year to perform for the troops overseas, sold out venues across America with a variety of themed performances and tours, and began going into schools to speak to students about following their dreams, living a Fearless life, and making a positive impact on the world. Jesse Larson Performing at 3:15 p.m. He has shared the stage with many well-known acts like Next, Eric Roberson, Robert Robinson, Darnell Davis. Jesse most recently performed with Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine as well as Ceelo Green, when he competed in Season 12 of NBC hit television show The Voice. During his twelve week run on the show, Jesse wowed fans and gained the admiration of fellow musicians making it all the way to the finale and ultimately winning the fourth place spot. Jesse is a self-taught musician with many in?uences from B.B. King to Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway. Jesse's father was his biggest in?uence and introduced him to classic blues at a young age. In February, 2015 he got a call to audition for Prince. After many auditions, he landed the opportunity to play for Judith Hill, whom Prince was producing. After Prince's sudden death, the tour was cancelled, but the experience helped to ignite Jesse's passion for spreading the gift of music to people all over the world. Nicholas David, Music from the heart, for the heart. Performing at 1:30 p.m. Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC's The Voice, Nicholas had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three. During his 2012 appearance on NBC's hit talent show "The Voice," season finalist Nicholas David wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility—taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate 3rd-place finish. Nicholas' music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart. His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. Nicholas is constantly searching for ways to not only speak the language of the heart, but to LIVE it as well. Annie Mack Performing at 4:15 p.m. Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers. A regional Powerhouse with National Recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues. Annie is a regular performer around Minnesota, appearing frequently at venues such as The Aster Cafe,Bunkers Bar and Grill,Vieux Carre and The Dakota Jazz Club.Most recently Annie Had the honor of opening up for Modern Blues Legend Robert Cray at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dusty Heart Performing at Noon Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk. Corey Medina & Brothers Performing at 6 p.m. Corey Medina is a Native American Blues Artist from Shiprock, NM. Shiprock is on the Navajo Tribal Nation where Corey was born and raised. He moved to Northern Minnesota in 2012 and collaborated with Incepticons Entertainment. Through Incepticons Entertainment Corey released his debut album "Old Dog Crying" in May of 2015, produced by Garlic Brown Beats. Corey now plays, writes and produces with the Incepticons team full time and also travels with his band known as "The Brothers", hence Corey Medina & Brothers. Corey refers to the Brothers as a representation of the relationship he likes to keep with his fellow band mates. Currently the Brothers band consist of Eric Sundeen of Bemidji, MN on Drums and Gary Broste also from Bemidji, on upright bass. They set out to spread light to dark, and hope to the hopeless with their raw, soulful, intimate music and stage presence. Tom Barnard Performing at 1:20 p.m. Tom Barnard was born and raised on the north side of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up with six brothers and sisters and was raised almost entirely by his mother. Tom has been in radio since 1971 and has been one of the most popular morning show hosts in America since 1986 on 92 KQRS. In 2006 Tom won the Marconi Award for Large Market Personality of the Year, (recognizes excellence in radio broadcasting). Tom made great connections in the music biz while working for Capitol records, and was one of the top five voice-over talents in the U.S. Lydia Liza Performing at 1 p.m. Not a lot of artists can wear the "teenage musical prodigy" hat and go on to find success as an adult. Not a lot of artists can write a smash novelty holiday song and go on to transcend the "viral sensation" label. But Lydia Liza taught herself guitar at 14, and has always been in this for the long haul. Lydia's work ethic, not to mention her sharp, forward-thinking songwriting skills, has paid off. She's shared the stage with artists like The Goo Goo Dolls, Kimya Dawson, Atmosphere, Dessa, Dead Man Winter, Chastity Brown, and many others. Mary Bue Yoga at 11 a.m. Full intensity living without a second to waste or take for granted – that is Mary Bue's M.O. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016, she has found herself with a new band of her dreams and a new album in the works to share her high intensity life philosophy in its title track The Work is Your Lover. The world constantly provides us with opportunities to grow, change and fall in love over and over. Every experience an opportunity to deepen. A prolific songwriter with 7 albums, Mary's music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams and the natural world. Questions? Please contact us via email or at 1-651-213-4670.