Emerging Chicago musicians to ‘Bring Down the House’

Luna Monet

Luna Monet

Chicago artists
selected by
Live Nation
will perform at
The House of Blues
on May 19

Seven emerging Chicago-based music artists have been chosen by Live Nation talent buyers to participate in Music Forward Foundation’s annual Bringing Down the House education program.

Members of the 2019 class are: TY, TStar, Andre, Kinda Cookin’, Luna Monet, Monarchy Over Monday, and Rated by Greatness.

Selected from hundreds of applicants on the basis of talent, originality and sound quality, the artists will participate in a series of interactive workshops throughout the spring and perform a free, all-ages, live showcase at the House of Blues Chicago on May 19.



Bringing Down the House is the free program that helps underserved youth, ages 14-20, navigate the music industry, learn business strategies and develop the knowledge and confidence for a career in the industry.

It inspires musical careers by cultivating and celebrating emerging artists, connecting them to industry insiders and showcasing their talents on legendary stages nationwide.

As part of the Live Nation Entertainment and House of Blues organizations, the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation offers an unmatched, nationwide network of music industry professionals to help guide tomorrow’s music innovators and leaders.

During the working sessions participants will connect with industry leaders to learn more about the music business, marketing, stage presence and live production.

The free, all-ages, live showcase featuring the “Bringing Down the House Class of 2019,” takes place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the House of Blues Chicago, 329 North Dearborn St., at 7 p.m. Friends, family and fans are invited to attend and celebrate these rising young talents.

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation invests $1 million annually in educational programs, workshops and showcases for underserved youth interested in music industry careers.

For a complete list of participants in the 2019 “Bringing Down the House” program, click on this.