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Melody of Hope’s Artist Symposium
Join us for an unforgettable evening at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, where Melody of Hope comes alive through the stories and songs of talented local artists. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the inspiring world of singer-songwriters who not only shape the local music scene but also craft and perform their own unique sounds.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Time: 8 PM – 10 PM
Location: Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar – Frisco

Featurings Performance By:

Ariana Ortiz

She ain’t the lady kind but she drinks seven-dollar wine.” A lyric from her first ever upcoming single “She Ain’t The Lady Kind” is due to be released sometime in the next year, this is the perfect line to represent the women under the two-dollar bill. Ariana is a singer-songwriter out of Little Elm, Texas who has spent the past 10 years soaking up the Texas Country Music Scene like a sponge. She tells her stories and lies with no real distinction between the two, leaving you to wonder at the end of one of her shows if she is actually The Lady Kind, a woman named Georgiana from the 1940s, or just a Pretty Hot Mess as her koozies say. Her unique style of storytelling tends to give you a glimpse of what’s under one of those feathered hats she is infamously known for wearing.

Always one of the boys this whiskey-drinking woman can make you fall in love, order three drinks at the last call, reflect, stare at the man on the moon, write your bucket list, or find yourself taking a trip to the Hill Country trying to get a “River Drunk” with her clear vocal precision.

Mark Lafon
Mark Lafon is the most decorated guitarist in the history of the Academy of Texas Music. After almost 4 decades of performing with many of the top bands across the U.S. and playing on over 250 albums as a guitarist, he released his first solo project. His highly anticipated single “Goodbye” has been widely received on multiple radio stations and podcasts, vocally giving listeners the ability to hear what he’s always wanted to say musically.
Alex Lease
Alex Lease is an American singer-songwriter based in Dallas, TX. Influenced by blues and folk music at an early age, He has been writing and performing music since he was a teenager. In the last decade, he has made a name for himself with his gravelly voice and meaningful writing. His latest single releases in 2021 and 2022 prompted a review in the Dallas Observer, describing his voice and style as “reminiscent of Dr. John and Tom Waits.” Since then, Alex has opened for several national touring acts and has performed at various local music and arts festivals, including the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Alex Lease is a one-of-a-kind voice and talent in the Dallas scene and a name to look out for.
Adam Knight
Adam Knight, born in the rugged landscapes of southern Oregon, found his voice amidst the mountains. With voracious vocals that echo with grit, passion, and an firey drive, Adam embodies the essence of raw musical talent.

Having once stood before a classroom as a school teacher, Adam traded the chalkboard for the stage, relinquishing the role to pursue his true calling in music. As a full-time gigging musician, he has carved his path, pouring his heart and soul into every performance.

Over the past five years alone, Adam has graced stages across the country, delivering over a thousand electrifying shows that leave audiences captivated and craving more.

As his journey through the music industry unfolded, Adam’s sonic exploration led him through diverse landscapes of sound. Starting with the infectious rhythms of funk and soul, he grooved his way into the hearts of listeners playing on the street with a 6 piece band in San Francisco, Transitioning seamlessly into the pulsating beats of pop EDM, Adam’s versatility shone brightly, captivating audiences with his dynamic range and accumulating over 40 million streams in that genre.

However, it wasn’t until he delved into the roots of country Americana that Adam found his true genre, a genre that resonated with the depths of his soul. Adam’s connection to his musical roots became undeniable.

Today, as he takes the stage with his guitar in hand and his heart on his sleeve, Adam Knight stands as a testament to the transformative power of music, a journey that changed him many times over the years, now it’s his time to change the music industry

And to make sure our evening is as lively and engaging as possible, Ashley Miller will be joining us as the emcee of the event. Ashley brings a dynamic energy to the stage and will guide us through the night’s performances, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

This symposium is more than just a concert; it’s a celebration of originality, passion, and community. It’s an opportunity to connect with fellow music lovers and support the artists who bring so much beauty into our lives through their melodies and lyrics.

Secure your spot! Spaces are limited, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this special night.








Bring your friends, enjoy the music, and support local talent at the Artist Singer Songwriter Symposium of Melody of Hope. We can’t wait to see you there and share an evening filled with great music and even greater company!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you! 🎉✨

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Ariana Ortiz
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