The ESX Big Bash is flat out the best electronic security industry party. This year we’re taking the Big Bash to the expo floor. Maximize your expo time while networking with peers. Mix and mingle over beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy live music and good company.
This year's Bash will feature Nashville recording artist Travis Powell.
All concludes with the ESX Crawl visiting local pubs - party to your heart's content. And if you can hang to the end, you'll receive the ESX 2011 collector's item - a free t-shirt.
With tireless determination, the 29-year-old Powell has been entertaining and performing in front of crowds all across the southeast for the past six years. In October 2009, Powell released his first self-titled album, which includes three songs that he wrote and co-wrote.
Born and raised in a musical family from Shelby, N.C., Powell’s musical journey began by watching his mother’s Gospel group, the Bridges Sisters, perform. By the time he was 8 years old, the young Powell sang Hank Williams Jr.’s “Born to Boogie” in front of thousands at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway.
“I always knew I wanted to be a singer/songwriter,” Powell recalls. “Elvis and Bon Jovi are some of my biggest influences, but it was a Garth Brooks concert I attended in Charlotte when I was 15, that really solidified that fact.”
Now residing in Nashville and performing his own music, Powell has shared the stage with artists such as; Gavin Degraw, Daryl Worley, Trent Tomlinson, Jerrod Niemann, and Rhett Akins. In February 2010 Powell sang the National Anthem at the Daytona Truck Race and also opened shows for Craig Morgan and other artists.
Powell has appeared in many local and national newspapers, magazines and T.V. shows showcasing his music, including the Charlotte Today show and in the Anniversary issue of Country Weekly. Powell in the “Listen Up” column talks about his excitement for country music.
During his busy schedule of touring across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and parts of California Powell still finds time to give back to his community. Playing shows for The Victory Junction Gang, The Mooresville Humane Society, JR Motorsports Fan Day, in which a crowd of over 4,000 were present, and most recently Relay for Life in his home town to support his fans that are battling cancer and opening for Aaron Tippin for the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association.
Whether it is an outdoor festival for crowds of all ages, or a night out at your local nightclub, Travis Powell offers a high-energy show that will bring fans to their feet and leave them wanting more.