Proteus Festival Music Contest: TA Gatling

a part of Proteus Festival 2022

June 16, 2023

7:30pm

Studio Theater

The Z presents the winner of the Proteus Music Contest: TA Gatling

TA Gatling is a Dirty Rock and Soul artist hailing from the Virginia Beach area. His love of music led him to begin singing and performing when he was young, and he has never looked back. He enjoys performing both acoustic and full band versions of his music, and has played some of the biggest venues in his hometown. And it has placed him on a track that has seen him share stages with national artists, such as Tyler Braden, Omarion and Jason Michael Carroll.

In 2021, TA Gatling released his debut EP, Respect the Shadows, which has since garnered rave reviews from music critics and fans alike. He is currently hard at work writing and recording a double EP with the assistance of his signature band “The Guns” which is sure to be even bigger and better than his debut release.

CONNECT: 

with opener Jared Farrell:

Jared Farrell is songwriter and producer who is excited to introduce the audience to his catchy melodies and story-driven music backed with electronic production. Jared has just released his 2nd full length LP, “Electric.” The album was written, produced, mixed and mastered out of his home studio in Virginia Beach.

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This performance will be standing room. Limited ADA compliant seating is available for patrons who need special accommodation. Please call the Box Office to reserve special seating.

This performance contains lighting and video with strobe effects and flashing lights. This performance contains haze and fog effects.

Proteus Festival Music Contest Finals

a part of Proteus Festival 2023

October 06, 2023

7:30pm

Lobby, Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace

VOTE FOR THE WINNER

The Proteus Festival Music Contest is for emerging and early-career musical artists!

See performances from our five finalists at Proteus Festival, and watch as a winner is crowned by a panel of music industry professionals. The grand prize is a headlining concert in the Live at The Z Music Series and a recording package in The Z’s recording studio.

 

Vocal Jazz Summit

Live at The Z Music Series

June 06, 2024 to June 09, 2024

A full weekend of Jazz!

Lobby, Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater, The Outside Terrace

The Vocal Jazz Summit is an annual conference designed to bring together jazz enthusiasts, emerging and established artists, industry leaders, and the greater jazz community to connect and engage one another in celebration of the artform, present unique educational experiences, and provide an environment to nurture and grow the jazz community. The weekend will engage festival-goers with live performance, interactive workshops and masterclasses, and networking opportunities.

THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

January 09, 2024

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

Roberta Lea

a Live at The Z Music Series event

February 23, 2024

7:30pm

Studio Theater

With a voice like cinnamon and a pen like butter, Roberta Lea is an award-winning songwriter with a style and flavor that everyone enjoys. Known as the 757’s best kept secret, the Virginia native follows a long list of hit-makers and aims to be considered next. The “Country-Neo-Pop” artist gears up to release her debut album “Too Much of a Woman” thanks to her goal shattering Kickstarter and the support of global superstars like Brandi Carlile and Allison Russell. She has been featured in major publications such as The Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, The Boot, and the Nashville Scene, receiving praise for her ability to “score hits with her catchy, textured and beautifully sung originals” and naming her “Artist To Watch.” She’s a member of the Black Opry which was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a inductee into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2023, and a brand new member of The Recording Academy. 

Described as “country-new-pop”, Roberta Lea has a song and style for everyone. The Nashville Scene praises Lea’s ability to ‘score hits with her catchy, textured and beautifully sung originals.” Her live performance achieves the difficult task of crossing pop, country and jazz styles seamlessly while keeping the audience captivated with her unique storytelling. 

Social Media Handles: @iamrobertalea (instagram, twitter) @RobertaLea (facebook)

Website: www.iamrobertalea.com

Music Links:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/roberta-lea/1373618504

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7abOXikm9VJUcd72Acv4iT?si=ccaeIdPlRGqjHItZAvtvvw

Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07C83PV4Z?ref=dm_sh_cc15-b0a6-3138-7884-3ae22

Video Links: 

TMOAW Music Video: https://youtu.be/5OPhMb9oX90?si=megUYiJlndD_QX7y

Live Band Performance: https://youtu.be/CcFTK9kk1Mo?si=2ECa-g5eztwP6wQD

Acoustic Performance: https://youtu.be/JfwqTh-ViT4?si=Y34YWmDtXiaC80CV


Live at the Z Music Series:  The spotlight is on music with our Live at The Z Music Series specially curated to elevate new and exciting artists of all genres to the center stage. Originality and talent shines in our state-of-the-art venue that welcomes audiences into an intimate and immersive musical experience. Music starts here. #LiveAtTheZ

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THE Z OPEN MICS: The Z Unplugged

an Open Mic Event

November 22, 2022

7:30pm

Studio Theater

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!