Music has the power to bring people from all walks of life together and share a special moment, which is something we can all use right now.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 11, 2020) – Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) today announced three new musicians – 2020 Texas Country Music Award winner for Female Artist and Single of the Year Bri Bagwell, Season 10 “American Idol” contestant Stefano and Season 17 “American Idol” finalist Alyssa Raghu – will perform in its online Mercury Insurance Concert Series in November. The company also noted more artists will be announced for December performances.
The concert series gives musicians, who’ve had to cancel tours and in-person appearances, a platform to connect with fans who, in turn, get to enjoy intimate performances from some of their favorite artists.
“The Mercury Insurance Concert Series has been a great way to connect artists with music fans in an intimate, safe setting, despite the challenges this year has presented,” said Erik Thompson, Mercury’s vice president of advertising and public relations. “The response from both fans and artists has been incredible and we’re thrilled to be able to continue this amazing series. Music has the power to bring people from all walks of life together and share a special moment, which is something we can all use right now.”
Any music fan who wants to tune in to the live performances can visit www.mercuryinsurance.com/MICS to view the concerts. The performances will also be recorded and available to view after the live shows. The November performance dates and times for the Mercury Insurance Concert Series are:
- Bri Bagwell (November 12, 5 p.m. PST): Bri Bagwell is a force to be reckoned with and is a name you won’t soon forget. The New Braunfels, Texas-based artist, known for her trailblazing artistry, has been hailed as the future of country music. Between her solo shows and performing countless festivals, she and her band play an average of 150 shows a year. Bri has performed with a long list of artists, including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Robert Earl Keen, Kacey Musgraves and Dwight Yoakam. Her Rachel Loy produced album “In My Defense” was released in 2018, and earned four Top-10 singles, including her latest No. 1 hit on the Texas radio charts “As Soon As You.” The multiple-winner of Female Vocalist of the Year Awards is known for her rousingly fun live performances and, is currently writing songs for her next album.
- Stefano (November 19, 5 p.m. PST): When Stefano sings you feel it. The singer/songwriter blesses each song with the sort of inimitable spirit that transforms listeners into lifelong fans. His smooth, slick and soaring voice proves both immediately recognizable and irresistible. The nation watched as he wowed Jennifer Lopez every week during his Season 10 “American Idol” days and, following the show, he continued to capture the attention of some of the music industry’s elite – most notably, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Babyface, the 11-time GRAMMY Award winner, took Stefano under his wing in 2018, featuring him on his international and national tours, and TV shows. The two are currently in the studio working on new music together.
- Alyssa Raghu (November 20, 5 p.m. PST): Alyssa Raghu is an American singer/songwriter from Orlando, Fla., of Guyanese/Indian and Mexican heritage. A two-time contestant on “American Idol” (Seasons 16 and 17) – and a finalist on Season 17 – Alyssa showcased her talents excelling in pop, ballads and R&B music, wowing the judges and becoming a Katy Perry favorite. She has performed with renowned musical artists such as Julia Michaels, Kane Brown, Lea Michelle, Cyndi Lauper and Patti LaBelle. Alyssa is no stranger to performing in front of large audiences, packed stadiums and on live television. She was honored when selected to sing the National Anthem for the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of India. Her multicultural background, as well as her classical music training, has made Alyssa Raghu one of today’s up-and-coming artists to watch.
Musicians who have already performed in the online 2020 Mercury Insurance Concert Series include Jordan Rudess, Flo Chase, Emily Coupe, Chord Overstreet, The Perfect Nines, Keaton Simons, Jessica Lynn, Demola, Justin Ratowsky of Cali Conscious, Gene Noble, Corey Harper, Myra Molloy, Aubrey Logan, Cory Young, Parker Lane, Brandon Colbein, Keisha Renee, Mike Love and Seth Rosenbloom. Visit www.mercuryinsurance.com/MICS to view their previously recorded performances and Chatting with Artists from the Mercury Insurance Concert Series to read what some of them had to say about the experience.
December performances in the Mercury Insurance Concert Series will be announced soon.
About Mercury Insurance
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and business insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information, visit www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.