November 2, 2012

THIRD ANNUAL ACHEN-GARDNER CONSTRUCTION “ROCK THE BLOCK!” PRESENTED BY MARK-TAYLOR ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

Family-friendly FREE block party announces local and national acts

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The third annual Achen-Gardner Construction “Rock The Block!” presented by Mark-Taylor returns with an array of festivities and entertainment to Downtown Chandler on November 10. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Arizona Avenue between Chandler Boulevard and Frye Road.

Organized by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, Rock the Block! is a free family-friendly block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle that Chandler offers while promoting Chandler-based businesses.

Three stages of national and local acts will feature entertainment from classic rock to country along with various dance acts for the “Chandlers Got Talent” variety act talent show including members of the Bracken Irish Dance team. An additional stage will feature a Skull Candy Supreme Sound Trailer hosting X-BOX gaming stations accompanied by the Red Bull Skate Exhibition.

Headlining the North stage is national recording artist, Kelley James, a singer-songwriter whose music is a fascinating collection of acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats, thoughtful lyrics and freestyle flows.

A 12,000 square foot Kids Zone will feature inflatables and interactive games including: 4 person bungee trampoline, Gyro 2 seater extreme, trackless space train, mechanical bull, caterpillar obstacle, and inflatable free throw. Members of the Arizona Rattlers Arena Football team, Sidewinder dancers and mascot, Stryker D. Rattler, will be in the Kids Zone to teach various drills and sign autographs. In addition, a 200 foot long zip-line will run down Arizona Avenue.

The event will also feature more than 100 retail, arts and crafts vendors, various food vendors featuring the top food trucks in Arizona and beverage vendors featuring two beer gardens and a VIP area.

In honor of Veteran’s Day the American Legion Post 35 will be in attendance along with the National Guard that will be hosting a rock climbing wall.

For more information about Rock The Block please visit www.chandlerblockparty.com or contact Jennifer Lindley at Jennifer@downtownchandler.org.

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About Rock The Block!

Chandler Rock the Block is an annual family-friendly free block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle Chandler offers while promoting the city’s downtown neighborhood. The annual event features entertainment, live music, activities including a special Kids Zone with interactive games and inflatables, vendors, food and drinks.  For more information on Chandler Rock the Block please visit www.chandlerblockparty.com.

About Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP)

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP) is a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of Downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. For more information on DCCP please visit www.downtownchandler.org.

About Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE)

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) is a full service entertainment, events and public relations agency.  SLE specializes in event planning, coordination, and production, talent booking and management, marketing and promotions, new media and design.

THIRD ANNUAL ACHEN-GARDNER CONSTRUCTION “ROCK THE BLOCK!” PRESENTED BY MARK-TAYLOR ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP Family-friendly FREE block party announces local and national acts Scottsdale, Ariz. – The third annual Achen-Gardner Construction “Rock The Block!” presented by Mark-Taylor returns with an array of festivities and entertainment to Downtown Chandler on November 10. The event will run from […]

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Recordnet.com Interview

October 6, 2012

Vida Record & RecordnetRecordnet.com’s Tony Suaro writes “So, who needs the sclerotic recording industry anyway? Not Kelley James.” after having an in-depth interview with Kelley, discussing everything from his views on the future of the music industry to sponsorships to his close friendships with major sports figures. Read the full article here!

Kelley James performance following Barnes’ Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament

October 6, 2012

So, who needs the sclerotic recording industry anyway? Not Kelley James.

He began building his own music-career model while studying business in college. “I do believe the future is that every single song in the world will be free,” said James, a Manhattan Beach-based singer-songwriter. “There’ll be no barriers. Whoever does music will be financed by brands. From Kanye West to Aerosmith.” In James’ plan, friends like Barry Zito, Ricky Barnes and dozens of other pro athletes help, too.

James plays some golf – “I’m terrible, but I like to go out and hack it around” – and then performs his music Monday following Barnes’ Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Stockton Golf & Country Club.“I’ll get Barnes to sing,” said James, 28, a former basketball and football player who’s now a part-time surfer. “Like (Neil Diamond’s) ‘Sweet Caroline.’ Something by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He’ll have his pro-golfer guys get up on stage and maybe play tambourine and triangle. I get them on stage a lot.”That’s par for James’ musical course. He’s been performing his amalgam of pop, folk, reggae and hip-hop at Professional Golfers Association (PGA) events since 2008. That includes the hallowed Masters Tournament.

 

Stereotude Artist of the Week

September 13, 2012

 

Kelley is Stereotude‘s Artist of the Week! Stereotude’s Matt Dekneef writes “With concise breezy melodies and smooth freestyle rap phrasing in nearly every verse, his relaxing brand of music just makes you want to curl up with a cold bottle of Corona and watch boxed sets of The O.C.. Basically, Travie McCoy should hit him up so they can write next summer’s “Billionaire.” Like, maybe you should all “@TravieMcCoy @YourBoyKJ” and get this Twitter campaign started?” We’re in!

Read the full article here and download “Summertime On My Mind” for free!

August 20, 2012

IndyStar got a chance to chat with Kelley before his Red Bull MotoGP After Party at Bartini in Indianapolis on Sunday, check it out here.

 

IndyStar got a chance to chat with Kelley before his Red Bull MotoGP After Party at Bartini in Indianapolis on Sunday, check it out here.  

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Indianapolis Bloggers to interview Kelley at Red Bull event

August 17, 2012

motogp_Indy_logo-525x233Indianapolis Bloggers will be interviewing Kelley this Sunday at the Red Bull MotoGP After Party at Bartini’s, doors at 9PM!

“Hey Indianapolis- Kelley James is coming to play in Indy on August 19th at the RedBull Moto GP After Party. Do whatever you can to make sure you’re there to enjoy the show. Indianapolis Bloggers is being given an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Kelley, so be on the lookout and don’t miss it!”

 

“Summertime On My Mind” Music Video

August 1, 2012

KELLEY JAMES RELEASES ‘SUMMERTIME ON MY MIND’ MUSIC VIDEO

Official music video released as summer anthem, includes special appearances by athlete friends

Scottsdale, Ariz. – National recording artist Kelley James released his official music video for his latest single and summer anthem today, titled “Summertime On My Mind.”

James, a California native, is a singer-songwriter whose music is a fascinating collection of acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats, thoughtful lyrics and freestyle flows. His recently released single, “Summertime On My Mind,” has become a summertime anthem and has received recognition from several viral entertainment sites including BroBible, BuzzFeed, ClevverMusic, Mashable and Tone It Up. “Summertime On My Mind” has been included on Tunecore’s “25 Songs of Summer” compilation album available free on Amazon MP3.

The official “Summertime On My Mind” music video delivers a laid back, carefree vibe in which Kelley and his friends enjoy all things that the Southern California summer lifestyle has to offer. The video features special guest appearances by some of James’ friends including Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, Richard Jefferson of the Golden State Warriors, Tone It Up fitness and nutritional experts Katrina and Karena and professional beach volleyball player Chelsea Rashoff. James Mills directed and Tim McCombe served as the Director of Photography for the video.

James has shared the stage with the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, Kate Voegele, Slightly Stoopid, Shwayze, T-Pain, Will.i.am and more. James recently played a weeklong residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in June and just finished headlining the Common Threads Tour for Patagonia in Australia, which marks his fifth tour of Australia to date. Additionally, he has toured the nation with acts such as Mike Posner and O.A.R., and has performed over 600 shows in the past four years.

Watch “Summertime On My Mind” here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uzp6v42r3Y.

For more information on Kelley James, please visit www.kelleyjames.com.

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) is a full service entertainment, events and public relations agency.  SLE specializes in event planning, coordination, and production, talent booking and management, marketing and promotions, new media and design.

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