Urban pop Showcase 2017 | oCTOBER 7TH | Curb Events Center

Jordan Xidas


Jordan Xidas is a 19-year-old electro-pop artist based out of Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists like Tove Lo and Troye Sivan, Jordan has found self-empowerment by exposing his own insecurities through songwriting. Jordan believes that shining a light on the darkest parts of himself demonstrates his true, unapologetic artistry. Jordan is unafraid to venture into uncharted territory with his music and plans to release a debut EP in 2018.





Stela Cole, a pop artist and songwriter from the outskirts of Atlanta, is currently a Student enrolled at Belmont University where she studies Commercial voice and dreams of becoming the next superstar. She grew up listening to many different genres, and though not heavily influenced by the city’s hip-hop scene, Atlanta definitely left its mark on her music. Stela Cole has created what seems to be a combination of doo-wop vibes from the 50’s and 60’s, with current trap and 808 beats. She finds beauty in the innocence and harmonies found within the older genres, and revives it with mixing in new and modernized ideas. For Stela, it’s all about bringing the the pop back into pop music, and creating something exciting and memorable.



Showcase Winner


You’re evergreen… I’m feeling warm in the wintertime…and it seems…It’s getting colder but I’m feeling fine”. This line from the title track of Jake Wesley Rogers’ latest EP, Evergreen, on the surface speaks of an affair of the heart, while metaphorically,  Evergreen is a reflection of all the changes Rogers was experiencing in his life. One of those changes was moving from Missouri to Nashville at the age of 18 to attend college at Belmont University. Shortly after starting school, Rogers entered a songwriting showcase that resulted in a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1996, Rogers began performing at the age of three for anyone who would watch him. At the age of fifteen, Rogers was a quarterfinalist on the seventh season of America’s Got Talent. Rogers is no stranger to the road today and has toured extensively with his side pr oject band LUX and is now preparing to get on the road with his own solo music. Rogers is also actively songwriting and has had music placed on “Days of Our Lives” and E’s “Party On”.Despite his age, Jake’s musical influences are more like that of an old-soul, as he cites Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, The Rolling Stones as well as Adele and Lana Del Rey as his inspiration.




Nashville, as of late, has become the unexpected home to a burgeoning underground scene that defies the city’s long engrained country-first mindset. Zach Taylor helps lead the charge of those shaking that mold, blurring the lines between indie, soul, and rap with unassuming ease.