Tonya Boyd Cannon
Mississippi-born, Louisiana-raised singer-songwriter and Soul artist, Tonya Boyd-Cannon is no stranger to the music scene. The daughter of a preacher has been singing since she was a child. Although most of her musical trainings came by way of middle school and high school band directors, auditory and lu n, Boyd-Cannon is a classically trained vocalist with a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Tougaloo College.
Tonya Boyd-Cannon's professional career started as a background vocalist for Jean Knight, who's best known for her 1970’s hit single, “Mr. Big Stuff”. Tonya's professional career also includes work as a Vocal coach, Educator and Minister of Music. Additionally, she is credited with creating the first, combined male and female mass choir in the Orleans Parish prison in New Orleans. Tonya’s fairly rare contralto voice, almost identical to that of a countertenor, pushes the envelope with amazing soulful arrangements and jazzy lyrical content.
Tonya's career catapulted when she appeared on Season 8 of NBC's The Voice. She wowed the crowd and her coach Adam Levine. Tonya ranked in the Top 20 finals, leaving the show with her powerful rendition of "Take Me to the Pilot" by Elton John. Tonya returned home to New Orleans excited to release her sophomore album "MUZIC Is Life" in 2016. The album landed in ten (10) categories in the first round of "The GRAMMY's.
Box Office Giants
Box Office Giants is a New Orleans based 5piece rock band with diverse influences including country, jazz, classic rock, gospel, pop, metal and more. Specializing in "movie rock," this is an act that can't be missed. As individuals, each member has over 10 years of live music experience. And in a short of period of time, Box Office Giants has already wowed audiences for major events such Mardi Gras parades, Taste At The Lake Food Festival, St Margaret Mary Fair, HokieFest 2016 and even made an appearance on WGNO-TV ABC’s “News WIth A Twist.”