Shannan is an award winning competitive collegiate a cappella singer; think Pitch Perfect. She
is also a Registered Nurse, and Tattoo Tom’s Daughter. She and her bandmates (Steve
Bowels, David Buskell, Nate Oliver, and Caspian) are going to enchant and excite you with a
very eclectic setlist of rock-n-roll cover songs that will blow your mind. Rumor has it, Tattoo Tom
might even join her for a song or two. You never know.
Big, loud, catchy and HEAVY rock n' roll out of Baltimore and D.C. Stewed in 70s & 80s rock, punk, glam, and meta, and delivered by current/ex members of Government Issue, Iron Boss, Salvacion, Pentagram, Cro-Mags (touring), the Pharmacy Prophets, The Skull, Lifetime Shitlist and even more bands, collaborations, and musical circus acts. Hot Blood is for fans of Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, the Stooges, Hanoi Rocks, Judas Priest, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, and the
rumble of a hot rod with a blown- out muffler.
The Nightshades are a Bohemian Belly Dance company directed by Belladonna. They
have a deep passion for sword dancing and are lovers of structured group improvisation.
Each are professional dancers and teachers on their own, but things get magical when
they come together.
Belladonna is a modern fusion belly dance instructor, performer, and show producer from Washington DC. Best known for her cutting edge blade certification program and
theatrical performances. She is the founder and director of Bohemian Belly Dance and
one half of the production team for Ravens Night. Inspired by the power and healing
dance can evoke. She believes that self-expression is essential for ones wellbeing, and
hopes her performances inspire others to find a passion they want to pursue.
Crimsyn is a Makeup and Drag Performing Artist from the Northern Virginia area,
who won Season 1 of Painted with Raven on WOW Presents+. They currently
produce successful Drag Shows around the DMV area, and travel internationally to
fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
GXB is a new power trio in the DC rock scene, drawing from 60s and 70s rock, proto-punk and
classic country influences. Built around the “instant classic” songwriting of Guy Bouchie, and anchored by the no nonsense rhythm section of Ben Melrod and Ben Tufts, they’re already
generating a buzz for their high energy and anthemic material. They are excited to make their
Jammin Java debut 12/2 for such an important cause.
Known as the “House Queen,” Confetti The First has been lighting up dancefloors across the
Mid-Atlantic for over a decade. Renowned for her creativity, stellar track selection, and unique
multi-genre approach, her fun, high-energy sets are always sure to energize the crowd, and
leave them worn out but still begging for more!
Having established herself as a true force behind the decks, Confetti The First quickly became a
staple of the region’s electronic music scene, being frequently booked by event promoters such
as Insomniac, Badass Entertainment, Panorama Productions, Symbiotic, NuAndroids, Club
Glow, and Give Productions. She has performed at many notable venues including U Street
Music Hall, The Howard Theatre, Flash, Soundcheck, and Ultrabar in Washington DC, The
Paradox, and Soundstage, and Merriweather Park in MD, and Empire & Canal Club in VA, as
well as long-running recurring parties such as Spirit in Baltimore MD, Transit in Fairfax VA,
Expression Sessions in DC, and many more.
She has also performed regularly at festivals including Big Dub Festival, Nightmare Festival,
Inferno, Otakon Convention, Unified Field of Consciousness, Yonderville Music & Arts Festival, and Flower or Life. Confetti The First is also a resident DJ & host on the radio show, “The Audio Infusion,” on WEAA 88.9 FM in Baltimore. Over the course of her DJ career, Confetti The First has had the pleasure of performing along with some legends of the electronic music scene such as DJ Micro, Elite Force, Helicopter Showdown, Baggi Begovic, DJ Venom, DJ Shiftee, Designer Drugs, Wes Smith, Laxx, Nina Las Vegas, KITTENS, Sam Divine, Jody Wisternoff, dwilly, Genix, LF System, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dubloadz, The Glitch Mob, Liquid Stranger, Boogie T, Jason Ross, Virtual Riot, and Andrew Rayel, and many more.
Confetti The First is an outspoken advocate committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
She is a regular performer and participant at Pride events and festivals in all major cities in the
tri-state area, including Capital Pride, Baltimore Pride, Montgomery County Pride, Howard
County Pride and Alexandria Pride. She has also performed for drag companies such as SAD
Brunch, Absolutely Dragulous, MoCo Pride Center, and PAD Awesome, and have shared
lineups with Rupaul’s Drag Race contestants Peppermint and The Vixen, and dancers from the
House of Oricci Primo and Remy the Ma.
Her reach goes beyond the decks, as a co-host of multiple podcasts & a social media figure.
Confetti The First has released music both as solo projects and collaborations with other
talented producers across the country. She’s hosted various DJing workshops, educating both
adults and children at any skill level. Confetti The First has also had the honor of playing events
for record labels such as Dreamstate, Anjunabeats, Defected, and Insomniac.
If you have never experienced her signature brand of electrifying beats and infectious grooves,
you’re missing out on one of the best to ever do it! It’s no wonder she has earned the respect of
her peers, and the love of thousands of followers all across the world.
227 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA 22180