In this weekly series, we spotlight the performers and other participants who will combine for the Emerge Music + Impact Conference on the Las Vegas Strip November 16-18. Tickets are available now at emergelv.com.
Last week, the Emerge Impact + Music Conference—set to make its first impact in November in Las Vegas—announced the addition of more than 50 acts to its already impressive lineup of up-and-coming artists. The conference’s curation committee didn’t have to look far to spot some of its fresh talent; a handful of the newly added acts hail from right here in Las Vegas.
Brittany Rose is a soulful R&B singer whose profile is rising fast thanks to recently released EP Homegirl. With her personal lyrics and hip-hop edge, think of B. Rose as Vegas’ own Mary J. Blige. “I try to stay as honest and raw and emotional as I can be as a performer,” she told Las Vegas Weekly in July.
Emotional lyrics delivered powerfully over intricate production are the elements that define 28-year-old Ekoh, an MC who has performed with Kottonmouth Kings, Dilated Peoples, Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne and many more.
Sabriel, a neo-soul singer and songwriter inspired by Prince, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu has also joined the Emerge bill, as has Dark Black, an infectious, guitar-driven post-punk quartet featuring three-fifths the lineup of former Las Vegas hardcore favorite Caravels.
Rose, Ekoh, Sabriel and Dark Black join previously announced local acts The Lique and Mercy Music, adding even more distinct Vegas flavor to the first-year fest’s exciting offerings.