Fri, 25 Aug 2017

Emerging Musicians Kick-Off 2017 Live at Aloft Hotels Tour

Aloft Hotels has launched its 2017 Live At Aloft Hotels Tour as well as the Aloft Star Competition, a global contest to identify and elevate tomorrow’s hottest artists.

 The contest is launching in collaboration with Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling musician, singer and songwriter, Gavin DeGraw as a mentor to this year’s winner.

Live At Aloft Hotels is an international program that brings in local sounds to Aloft properties around the world, by hosting free, intimate, live music performances at its W XYZ bars.

Aloft Hotels has launched its 2017 Live At Aloft Hotels Tour as well as the Aloft Star Competition, a global contest to identify and elevate tomorrow’s hottest artists. The contest is launching in collaboration with Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling musician, singer and songwriter, Gavin DeGraw as a mentor to this year’s winner. Click to enlarge.

 Alongside a number of local emerging artists, this year’s lineup includes notable performers like acoustic singer MAX, country star Drake White, and LA-based blues performer ZZ Ward.

“Aloft Hotels is excited to continue to bring together musicians, guests and music-loving locals to deliver a buzzing social scene and support up-and-coming music talent through Live At Aloft Hotels,” said Bridget Higgins, Senior Director, Aloft Hotels. “Our Live At Aloft Hotels events are an unique opportunity to bring fans and musicians together in a laid-back setting to enjoy new music – whether that musician is a well-established artist or the next big thing.”

Previous performers at Live At Aloft Hotels have included artists such as The Lumineers, Colbie Caillat, and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani.

Aloft Hotels has joined forces with Coca-Cola, to add innovative, tech-driven digital extensions to the program including live streaming events from Coke Music TV’s Periscope, an innovative Emoji cocktail menu and more.

“Coca-Cola has partnered with the Live at Aloft Hotels program for the second year in a row due to its ability to bring together incredibly talented artists who represent the next generation of music,” said Joe Belliotti, Group Director Global Entertainment Marketing , Coca-Cola North America. “We will be live streaming performances, bringing an eclectic group of emerging musicians to wherever music fans are. Guests attending the performances live at the hotels will enjoy refreshing complimentary Coca-Cola beverages in the open yet intimate setting created in W XYZ bars.”

How to Enter Project: Aloft Star

Until 30 September 2017, unsigned bands and artists across North America and Latin America are invited to upload up to two original songs along with a photo at

 A panel of industry insiders will select five finalists for Phase 2 of the competition.

From 20 October through 30 October fans and music lovers are encouraged to vote for their favorite two artists via

The two finalists will be personally mentored by Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling artist Gavin DeGraw, and will perform for key music industry insiders including Mike Easterlin, President of Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records and Danny Bush, Senior Vice President of Promotion and Artist Development at RED Distribution on 7 November. The winner will be named that evening and offered the opportunity to perform live as part of the 2018 Live At Aloft Hotels Tour.

The Project Aloft Star competition is already underway in the Asia Pacific region in partnership with MTV, and will also be rolled out in Europe and the Middle East later this year.

All 2017 Live At Aloft Hotels Tour performances have no cover charge and are open to hotel guests and locals alike.

For a complete and up-to-date list of all performances visit the website.

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