March 25th, 2023 10pm Stage 2
Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience. This Philadelphia-based group is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Surrounding him is a spiritual adviser named Rumi Kitchen and the knife sharp backing band, the Mystic Ticket. Carrying the torch of funk-rock pioneers like Funkadelic and Frank Zappa, their ecstatic live shows have gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk-hero legend.
In summer 2021 Johnny appeared on America's Got Talent, which was hailed by Simon Cowell as “…Brilliant. One of my favorite acts..this year”