Musicfest 28 will feature over 30 acts on four stages including performances by multi-platinum selling artists 3 Doors Down, country music legend Dwight Yoakam, the world's greatest piano player Jason D. Williams & many, many more.


Over 20 million records sold • Six #1 singles • Multiple gold & platinum recording artist • Rock and Roll Superstars!

If rock 'n' roll had fairy tales, the 3 Doors Down story would be one of the most popular. This small Mississippi town band made their mark signing with Republic Records and went multiple platinum selling 6 million copies of their debut album and hitting the #3 top song in the country with "Kryptonite" that latter went to #1 for 6 straight weeks and was named song of the year and secured a Grammy nomination for the band.

3 Doors Down was represented twice in the top 25 on Billboard's Top 100 Pop Songs, 1992-2012 with the their smash hits "Here Without You" and "Kryptonite" and listed on the Top 40 radio airplay charts. While "Kryptonite" led the way, "Loser" and "Duck and Run" became international hits: "Loser" topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart for 21 weeks and "Duck and Run" followed it with a three-week run at No. 1 on that chart.

In 2002, BMI presented 3 Doors Down, the award for songwriter of the year. Their next album, "Away From the Sun" immediately went gold, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and would eventually go four times platinum. The biggest of its four hits was "When I'm Gone," which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and Mainstream Rock and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Their 3rd album, "Seventeen Days," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the single "Let Me Go" landed in the top 10.

Their fourth album, "3 Doors Down" debuted at No. 1 hitting gold within a month. "It's Not My Time," topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. The fifth album, "Time of My Life," debuted at No. 3 when it was released in July 2011.


Over 25 million records sold worldwide • 3 Grammy Awards • 18 Grammy nominations • Country Music Icon

A Grammy Award-winning artist, worldwide music icon and the 2013 Americana Artist of the Year, Dwight Yoakam has recorded 12 Gold albums in addition to nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum "This Time". Five of those albums have topped the Billboard Country Albums chart with another 14 hitting the Top-10. More than 30 singles have made the charts with over 22 landing in the Top-20. These incomparable hits include "Honky Tonk Man", "Please Please Baby", "Little Ways", "I Sang Dixie", "It Only Hurts When I Cry", "Fast as You", and "Thousand Miles from Nowhere". Dwight Yoakam has won 2 Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations while selling over 25 million records worldwide. Aside from his many accolades in the performing arts, Yoakam is also the most frequent musical guest in the history of the Tonight Show.

Over the past 15 years, Yoakam has also carved a niche as one of the top character actors on film having appeared in Academy Award-winner Sling Blade as well as Panic Room, Wedding Crashers, The Newton Boys and more.


CBS / Microsoft Surface Grammy Gig of a Lifetime 2014 Winner • Song of Arkansas Contest Winner

CBS / Microsoft Surface Grammy Gig of a Lifetime 2014 Winner, Song of Arkansas Contest Winner, writer/performer of the "Razorback Game Day" Theme Song and 2 Million Facebook views of "Razorback Game Day" Video, Barrett Baber is an Arkansas native, who grew up singing in church at a young age in East Arkansas near some of the most soulful and fertile grounds for musicians in the country. His inspiration for singing and creating music happened from frequent visits to Memphis TN, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas.

Beale Street and the corners of downtown Memphis were his first exposure to the street performers and artists steeped in Blues, R&B, Country and Rock.

These real life experiences gave Barrett the influences and inspiration that shines through his music today with his unique, soulful style of singing. His country/soul slant on songwriting gives Barrett a recognizable sound and an authentic, home grown identity. Barrett is performing to growing audiences and bigger stages, and continues to reach new fans nationwide.


America's Got Talent Finalist

Triple Threat formed in late 2009 when Caleb Conrad, Tyler Davis, and Will Richey met while attending Benton High School. Tyler and Will have been best friends since elementary school and grew up performing as a duet in talent shows and church functions. Caleb also grew up performing, but as a solo singer. The three became friends by way of being injured on their high school football team. They would all stand together and talk during practice, and it didn't take long for the three to find out they had a lot in common. They started hanging out and watching Razorback football on Saturdays, and soon after spending time together, singing was constantly on the agenda. Recently, Triple Threat has become a household name as they were a finalist on the #1 hit show "America's Got Talent" and have started touring and performing nearly every night at venues from coast to coast.


The past and future of rock & roll • The world's greatest piano player • El Dorado's Own

Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Post, MTV, CMT & VHI, Singer/Songwriter/Musician Jason D. Williams has spent a lifetime behind the piano connecting with country and rock 'n' roll greats while creating a persona that's 100 percent original. He is a recording artist for RCA and Sun Records and has been since the early 80s. At the age of 16, Williams left his hometown of El Dorado, to perform and live in Memphis and begin his solo career. After several years, he released his first album, "Tore Up," and has been on the road ever since.

Williams is also no stranger to motion pictures, performing in multiple music themed motion pictures and numerous television appearances and various shows on MTV, VH1 and CMT. A wild man onstage, Jason accredits influences like Jerry Lee Lewis, Moon Mullican, Memphis Slim and Al Jolson, for helping to develop his vast repertoire and seemingly endless energy. "I've always welcomed the comparisons; my influences were some of the greatest entertainers ever to be seen." Jason continues to tour more than 160 shows a year.


Toured with ZZ Top, Shinedown • CMA/ACM & Grammy nominated singer/songwriter • Currently touring Nationwide • Heartland rock-and-roller

For nearly 15 years, Will Hoge has been recoding and writing music that has earned every bit of success through his own blood, sweat and tears. An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt and countless songs written for others (including a Grammy nomination for Eli Young Band's number-one hit, "Even If Breaks Your Heart"), Hoge saw his fan base growing and people taking notice of his unique style and took advantage of it with his breakout career and album "Small Town Dreams" released to critical acclaim.

With featured artist joining in to his recordings like Vince Gill on guitar, it didn't take the corporate world to notice him and his hit "Strong" was chosen for Chevrolet's new advertising campaign, making his music a household brand with plenty of recognition. This next phase of his journey has given him an opportunity to explore even deeper into both his country and rock & roll roots. Never fitting particularly neatly into a genre box, he's always just made the music that moved him – but it's safe to say that he feels more kinship with the country community than ever, particularly as a storyteller.


Born and raised in Smackover, AR • Producing rock-and-roll records for six decades • High-octane country rocker

For half a century, Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles.

As significant as his recording career has been, it is the live Sleepy LaBeef that is important. Today, at 76, Sleepy still performs two hundred shows a year and plays with such energy that people a third of his age are annihilated when they attempt to keep up with him.

Sleepy LaBeef's live sets are truly indescribable. One must see them to understand that he is doing nothing less than giving up his body to the spirit of the music and testifying. In this day of studio effects and ever-changing technology, many record buyers wonder why a live show even matters. Sleepy LaBeef is the answer.


Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine • Currently touring across the South • New country rockers

Whiskey Myers has attracted a devoted army of outspoken fans who pack venues, sing the band's praises online, and continue to make Whiskey Myers a growing word-of-mouth sensation. Their most recent full-length album, Firewater, is enjoying a remarkable run on the Texas Music Charts that culminated with its third single "Anna Marie" reaching #1. All over their home state they are commanding sell out venues with ease and delivering stadium-sized. Their sound is hard-driving steeped in the rich legacy of southern rock. The kind of music that inspired Whiskey Myers—artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and Hank Williams, Jr. as they draw from country, R&B, psychedelic rock, and string band traditions. Listeners can pick up traces of everything from grunge to rockabilly in the course of a set, united by Cannon's soulfully heartfelt singing and Brown and Hogg's solid, supple foundation. In Whiskey Myers' world, nothing is off-limits.

Beka DeSantis


Beka DeSantis is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Memphis, TN. As a crossover artist, she writes both Christian contemporary and pop music. She has already received national and international recognition as an artist. Most notably, she was an international finalist in the 2013 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and the first place winner of the 2013 Nashville International Song & Lyric Competition for her song “Light of Bethlehem”. Beka is also the first place winner of the 2014 American Songwriting Awards pop category for her song “Magnetized.”

Darril "Harp" Edwards

Caribbean Percussionist

Darril Harp Edwards was born in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and has a strong passion for the national instrument, the steel drums.

Trinidad and Tobago is well renowned worldwide for its culture, Calypso, Steel drums and Limbo.

He grew in talent at a young age and became a soloist, musical arranger and composer. "Harp" has become very successful and has developed an international following. Darril "Harp" Edwards has an unique and amazing talents and is sure to bring a great experience to any event!

Katie Sunshine


Katie Sunshine was first inspired to start hula hooping five years ago when she saw a girl at a music festival performing with a hoop. After giving it a try, she was hooked. Since then, she's racked up nearly 8 million views on Youtube, performed with the Phillie Phanatic at Citizens Bank Park, and was animated into a music video by Goldfish. Most recently, Katie appeared spinning and twisting alongside Jerrod Neimann in his chart topping music video "Drink to That All Night."

Jared Mourad Band

Hot New Country Band

In today's mainstream radio, it's almost impossible to escape the manufactured sounds and trends of pop artists and rappers alike, whose songs seem to stem from the same pool of song templates - all void of relevancy in our everyday lives and lacks any sort of deep meaning that appeals to the human emotion. When it comes to the Jared Mourad Band, you'll hear the polar opposite.

Formed in Shreveport, LA, in 2013, the Jared Mourad Band has been taking the north Louisiana country scene by storm. In their first few months of existence, JMB has managed to solidify numerous spots supporting national country artists that roll through town. After releasing their five song EP in August 2014, the Jared Mourad Band has been gaining tons of ground in Louisiana and the surrounding areas. The EP captivates various eras of country music. The cultivation of these different musical eras leaves the listeners with a variety of song choices - upbeat, yet dark and soulful, or completely upbeat and prestigious. Mourad's deep vocal tone seems to portray any mood guaranteed to appeal to any country fan.



DJ D Sewell has been dj'ing for over 7 years and been working for Power 92.3 for over 5 years. He has dj'ed over 200 parties and has opened for the Ying Yang Twins, Bubba Sparxx, Paul Wall, Slimm Thug, Lil Whyte, Gorilla Zoe, Kevin Gates, Dorrough, Lil Flip, Nappy Roots and many more. 

Joseph Shackleford


Joseph Shackelford’s impressive command of the violin, as well as his improvisational abilities are redefining the nature of the violin! He is well versed in many different genres, and has already played a wide variety of venues from private to large concert halls. His most notable performance is his cover of “Perfect” by Pink, which has been viewed by over 2 million people. He began his dedication to the violin at the age of four, and by the age of eleven had already begun studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed and been interviewed many times on radio, and has been featured on the “Lu Valentino Show.” Shackelford has also played alongside singer-songwriter Ben Folds, the well-known Cleveland Orchestra, and many more!"

Mary-Heather Hickman

From NBC's "The Voice"

Born in El Dorado, Arkansas and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, Mary-Heather Hickman has a classic country sound with a raw honesty. At only 20 years old, Mary Heather has already proven herself as a talented singer and songwriter.

Most recently she has been working on her music in Nashville, writing songs and collaborating with successful individuals in the industry. Her songwriting style has been described as relatable and clever, with a "tell it like it is" attitude. Most important to Mary Heather is staying true to her artistic vision and allowing her personal experiences to shine through in her songwriting. Since the age of 10, Mary Heather has been no stranger to performing on stage. She has been a featured performer at venues such as The Columbia County Hayride, Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue, The Gladewater Opry and The Little O’ Opry in West Fork. In 2013 she was a contestant on Season 6 of NBC’s "The Voice" in Los Angeles. At this moment, she is continuing to write music, sing, and perform every chance she gets.

Prestor Jon

Prestor Jon emerged from the Louisiana swamps with only one goal – to make you dance. The band accomplished their mission by pushing groovy electrified riffs through a whirlwind of percussion overlaid with crooning: a formula the band has affectionately come to call “the boogie.”

Finding peace performing, the group thrives in a live setting. It's perhaps no surprise then that the band has made a habit of touring and securing dates on regular basis, the last tour coming off the heels of the release of their third album "Church" in early 2015.

Roses and Revolvers

Acoustic DuO

Roses and Revolvers is an acoustic duo formed by husband and wife Jordan and Stacey Sheppard. Mixing together bluegrass, blues, folk country, and soul, they have developed a sound half a decade in the making. Originating in West Monroe, the powerful southern-rooted duo aims for family friendly shows and has played a number of festivals, parties, corporate functions, and others. Together they create a raw acoustic atmosphere that is sure to grab your attention!



The Donald Miller Trio is a Memphis, Tennessee based Jazz group featuring band leader Donald Miller on Guitar, Jeff Naylor on Bass, and Otto Djularso on Drums. The band formed in 2012 when the band members met at the University of Memphis School of Music.


Southern Rock Cover Band

Alchemy is a southern rock cover band from Magnolia, Arkansas that features four middle aged friends who love to cover classic rock, and have fun playing live.



Southern Koast is the vocal duo of Keith Owens and Susan Tolin. We perform classic and new country, pop, southern rock and gospel.