Homegrown Open Mic Showcase

Homegrown Open Mic Showcase

Dro Santiago, Freddy Brewer, Leese B, Brianna Judge, D3X, Dom & Jesse, Xo What

Tue, June 11, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Homegrown Open Mic Showcase
Homegrown Open Mic Showcase
Winners of the March and April Monday Open Mics at MilkBoy South Street compete to qualify for our last Quarter Finals to compete to move on to our Season One Annual and the Grand Prize of a recording contract, publishing deal, radio play & more!
Dro Santiago
Dro Santiago
Dro Santiago, born Pedro Santiago Ramirez in North Philadelphia, is a rising R&B / Hip-Hop recording artist beginning his journey on to establish himself as a music professional. As a graduate of the renown CAPA High School, where Philly legends Boyz II Men also attended, Dro has been honing his skills as a soul vocalist with heavy influences from the genre legends of the 90's such as Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Jodeci, and Sisqo.

Unlike your average "singer / rapper" combo artist, not only can Dro sing a Luther-esque ballad that will have your Grandmom looking forward to his next live performance - but when the time is right, Dro is more than willing to deliver rap bars off the top of his head that will earn the respect of any true MC or rap fan.

At only 23 years old, Dro is a REAL dual threat with unlimited potential and an undeniable sound.

Dro's North Philly upbringing, Puerto Rican heritage, soul inspired sound and naturally bestowed talent sets him apart from the crowd with only one listen.
Freddy Brewer
Freddy Brewer
Freddy Brewer is a solo nylon-string guitarist and vocalist with a wide repertoire of popular, classical, and international songs. A typical performance will include original works and music from The Beatles, Tears for Fears, Antonio Carlos Jobim, J.S. Bach, Francisco Tárrega, and George Brassens but Brewer is always eclectic, unpredictable, and supremely entertaining. He has lived and learned in France and China and has a world traveler’s personality and taste in music.

Brewer earned his stripes busking on the streets of Philadelphia to rave reviews and is now bringing his magic to stages and private events. He has performed at Time, Fergie's Pub, and Connie's Ric Rac and can provide three hours of music and entertainment.

Freddy is motivated by romance, nostalgia, and beauty and is a breath of fresh air in an often high-tech, auto-tuned, and sterile world. He is a real, human entertainer who embodies the best elements of live music and can take a crowd from Bach to Bowie and back again. Any venue or event needing a fun, solid solo performer would be wise to book him today.
Leese B
Leese B
With Mick Jagger’s energy and a mix of Lil Wayne bouncy, catchy, Adderall flow, our live wire artist Leese B brings her spice and heartiness lyrics to the table proving time after time she is not like any other female artist on the scene. Leese has been capturing the hearts of her audience everywhere she performs, singing and rapping about relatable life topics that many can identify with and sing along to.
Brianna Judge
Brianna Judge
Brianna Judge is a native of Philadelphia’s Northeast and graduate from the Fox School of Business of Temple University. She grew up jamming on guitar with her Dad and is still doing that now. Brianna has been performing at popular venues in Philadelphia since 2011 but the release of her debut album WIDE EYES cements her position in the city’s ever-growing music scene.

Judge’s music is a fresh mix of indie rock delivering a dynamic blend of rhythmic acoustic guitar work, and fat, well rounded electric guitar tones. Her lyrics are based on personal perspective and address undeniably human encounters with love, anxiety, and heartache.

In addition to writing her own new music, Brianna is currently working with fellow Philly artists Foxtrot and the Get Down and Abi Reimold, contributing her artistic talents to their original music.

The new album WIDE EYES was recorded at Turtle Studios in South Philadelphia and was produced by Ross Bellenoit. The record was released in 2018 on October 24th with a justifiably packed house at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s.
Dom & Jesse
Dom & Jesse
Dom & Jesse is an acoustic Pop/Singer-songwriter duo based out of Philadelphia.

Originally from separate parts of the country, Dom from rural Connecticut, and Jesse from

West Palm Beach, Florida; both left their homes to chase their ambitions in music, and met in Philly through mutual mentors. While both guys are singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they can often be seen with two guitars and two mics, delivering feel good music. Their sound and style blends the current with the timeless in the mold of the story telling of the likes of Ed Sheeran, mixed with cool youthfulness and sex appeal of newer acts like Shawn Mendez and Bazzi. Dom & Jesse have a look, sound, and overall vibe that is sure to draw you in and keep you well entertained.
Xo What
Xo What
Xo What is a newly formed alternative/pop duo.Members include Dan Hill and Erik Hyland.



Dan is an upcoming producer with influences ranging from the Beastie Boys to Frank Ocean. He is the driving force behind Xo What’s modern sound. A multi instrumentalist with years of experience as a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist.



Erik is the primary vocalist for the group. He has a raw and soulful sound. With influences ranging all the way from John Mayer to Lil Peep. His lyrics center on serious topics such as depression, addiction and failed relationships in the 21st century.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107