NACA’s South Region Conference will take place this fall September 29 through October 2 in Charleston, South Carolina.
This week, NACA announced which artists have been selected to showcase at the conference. We are proud to announce that five of our talented acts will showcase and four additional have been listed as alternates.
Main Stage Showcase:
Founded in 2013, Backtrack is quickly defining itself as a powerhouse a cappella group throughout its hometown of New York City, and beyond. This five-member group performs a variety of music, with an emphasis on covers of today’s top pop music. Backtrack was originally formed to produce YouTube videos, and since its founding, the group has gained over 4.7 million views and 46,000 subscribers. Expanding from their YouTube origins, Backtrack now performs live at music halls, corporate events, weddings and is reaching out to the college market.
Nash’s one-man show is a production that truly connects with the college audience. Hear the audience ‘ooh and ahh’ as his original magic continuously baffles them. Audience members will also experience meaningful moments as Nash interweaves some of the positive messages he learned as an immigrant, a magician, and a passionate volunteer in his community. In addition to his appeal in the college market, Nash is also an in-demand performer for fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Amazon, etc…). He gained national exposure as a featured performer on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW network (2015). You can be sure this show is 100% P.C. , fun-filled, entertaining, and devilishly original!
Plastic Musik is an abstract percussion show that combines innovative instrumentation with high energy, unpredictable theatrics to bring you an enjoyable experience that you are unlikely to forget. By using all plastic instruments, including a product known as “Boomwhackers,” Plastic Musik is able to put an unexpected twist on some of the most recognizable songs of our time. Imagine a complete arrangement of Mozart’s 40th, performed entirely with plastic tubes. Or maybe Beethoven is more your taste. Perhaps you prefer the soul of Motown, the classics of the 80’s, hip-hop hits, or lightning fast rudimental drumming. Whatever your musical taste, they’ve got it covered. Along with the vast repertoire of recognizable melodies and songs, Plastic Musik incorporates carefully choreographed movement, musical improvisation, audience participation, on-stage interaction, and performer personality into a show that is sure to stimulate the senses.
Special Event Showcase
An experienced performer with more than 20 years under his belt, Sailesh The Hypnotist has performed at a staggering 5000+ shows at Colleges, Universities, and clubs, many with repeated bookings. Dubbed “The World’s Best Hypnotist” by MTV Europe, his live show has been described as a cross between a concert and the best party ever! Sailesh makes audience members the stars of the show, taking the entire audience on a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun! Campus Activities Magazines 2016 Entertainer of the Year, he has also been nominated and Runner Up for Best Male Entertainer of the Year and Best Novelty Act in the last two years, and Awarded as APCA’s 2014 Hypnotist of the Year. This is one show your campus MUST SEE!
Multitalented comedienne Daphnique Springs is a Florida native living in LA who is bursting onto the comedy scene with wit and versatility. Intelligent and biting, Daphnique’s comedy is dark yet honest and relatable. With topics ranging from personal experiences to social commentary, she has a unique blend of humor and pointed sarcasm which makes her a favorite among audiences. From the stage, Daphnique conveys ease and a confidence that engages audiences and leads to an unpredictable, unprecedentedly hilarious show. Daphnique Springs has featured for Martin Lawrence and toured with Katt Williams on his “Born Again…Again Tour”. She’s also an accomplished actress, having appeared on television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Laughs On Fox, as well as in ads for Nike and Vitamin Water. Tapping into a natural ability to make people laugh, Daphnique is making a name for herself by performing at the hottest comedy clubs in and around LA, and touring college and universities.