Springfield musicians rank in quarterfinals of nationwide competition

Two Springfield musical acts are in the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition which determines who will carry out because the opening act of Audacy Live 2022 on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

i.V KiNG, a solo pop artist, and The Wandering Found, a rock band, symbolize Springfield in Audacy’s Opening Act. The competition’s winner will carry out on the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 22 and obtain $10,000.

Opening Act is a public voting primarily based competition. Through a sequence of voting rounds that started in mid-July, the general public helps decide the winner. There are 128 artists remaining in the quarterfinals. Public voting for this spherical ends on Thursday, Sept 1.

The grand prize winner shall be introduced on Sept. 15.

i.V KiNG

Springfield musician i.V KiNG, stage name of Ivy Shulte, is in the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition, which determines who will perform as the opening act of the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 22.

For Ivy Shulte, 35, her i.V KiNG persona permits her to be wild and enjoyable on stage, whereas offering an outlet to share her experiences as a queer lady in southwest Missouri.

For Shulte, the writing course of is its personal sort of remedy, permitting her to discover her emotions in a distinct, distinctive method.

“I know who I’m writing for,” Shulte stated. “I’m writing for myself, first and foremost, but I know that I’m writing for the LGBTQ community and that’s who I want to hear my music. I want lots of people to hear my music, but they’re my audience.”

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