Main Stage (City Plaza)
While many artists are touted as “genre-bending” these days, Sonny Miles embodies the ethos in a way that few others can. From the age of five, Miles, born Jordan Williams, was playing drums. By ten he was performing at church alongside his father, who would gracefully and charismatically lead the congregation. Though he was soaking in the complex rhythms and rich melodies of gospel sounds, Miles didn’t experience much contemporary music until his early teens, and even then it was mostly because it existed within the soundtrack of the video games he was allowed to play (Clture.org).