DECA Announces ICDC 2022 Concert Performers

Feb 17, 2022

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce that Judah & the Lion will headline the exclusive concert at the 2022 DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. The concert will also feature an opening act by JEVERSON.

The concert will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Only registered attendees of the DECA International Career Development Conference may purchase tickets to attend the conference.

The pre-sale period has ended. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at ICDC in the Georgia World Congress Center B401-402.

Judah & the Lion

Best known for their one-of-a-kind sound—a heart-pounding whirl of folk, bluegrass, rock, hip-hop and electronic production, Nashville-based band, Judah & the Lion, returned to the studio at the tail-end of 2021 to begin working on their next record to come later this year.

Judah & the Lion has been a family unto itself since forming at Nashville’s Belmont University in 2011. Judah was from nearby Cookeville, an aspiring baseball player with a secret love for folk guitar. Brian, from Chicagoland, was mostly obsessed with piano. Their differences were their strength as they crafted their sound over a bluegrass-heavy debut, Kids These Days, and a mold-breaking follow-up, Folk Hop n’ Roll, both produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and made in two weeks.

In 2017, their triumphant “Take It All Back” topped the alternative songs chart for three weeks in a row, paving the way for a Best New Rock/Alternative Artist win at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards. While many of Pep Talks’ songs were written on the bus immediately after the band’s famously high energy shows—at various festivals and on tours with Twenty One Pilots, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, and Kaleo—the boys co-produced and recorded this LP over three inspired months with help from boundary-busting friends like Darren King, Jon Bellion and Kacey Musgraves.

Now with several chart topping releases, non-stop touring and a growing international fanbase, the band unleashed the deeply personal and uplifting singles “Beautiful Anyway”, "Spirit" and “Help Me to Feel Again” in 2020 as they felt led back to their roots as a band. In 2021, the release of their latest single, “Find Another Reason Why” struck a similar chord – relaying hopefulness in the midst of transition and uncertainty.

Follow on Instagram at @judahandthelion.


Born and raised in Grenada, a tiny Caribbean Island in the West Indies known as the Spice Island, JEVERSON's music offers its own blend sonic spices… a touch of his Island roots with a pinch of Soca and a dash of Reggae with influences from artists such as Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Bob Marley and Chronixx blended up with a healthy influence from wide ranging mainstream pop artists like The Clark Sisters, Beyonce, Daniel Caesar, Fantasia, Otis Redding and Frank Sinatra.

Known simply as JEVERSON, this young Island protege has been performing in and around Grenada since the age of 10. JEVERSON has been compared to artists ranging from James Brown to Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Leon Bridges and Chris Stapleton. He is preparing for a March 25 EP release and a multi-city tour in early Spring 2022.

Follow on Instagram at @jeversonofficial.


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