Kat Perkins Wins Hometown Hero Contest – Innovo Management and esteemed event partners announced Kat Perkins as the winner of The Hometown Hero Contest. Innovo Management, LLC quarterbacked the artist initiative together with music industry leaders to award a 20K music prize package to a deserving artist who gave back to their community during the pandemic. Kat Perkins spent the pandemic offering over 200 curbside concerts as a Covid-19 safe way to bring live entertainment to her community in Minneapolis, MN and lift their spirits.
“We ended up doing almost 200 curbside concerts, including going to the Governor’s Mansion to spread joy. We did it in 100-degree heat and 20 below winter conditions from my tour van. We raised enough money to provide 6,000 meals for people in need around the Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN area.” – Kat Perkins
“We’re climbing out of a pandemic and people have changed. What shouldn’t change is our relentless commitment to help others. This is our way of using our relationships, resources and energy to help an artist. We’re ecstatic that someone so deserving won the Hometown Hero initiative. It’s clear giving back is at the core of what Kat Perkins does. We can’t wait to get to work!” – Sam Saideman, Co-Founder & CEO Innovo Management, LLC.
Innovo Management, LLC wishes to thank all of the judges that generously gave their time and talent to select the winner! Blaire Miller – Jonas Group Media, Jason Klein – Fender, Wes Davenport – No Country, PopSquad and more, Anthony Morales – Artist Publishing Group (APG), Annie Prentice – Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), Sam Saideman – Innovo Management
“We have witnessed celebrities contributing to the world during COVID-19, and I am excited to now shine a spotlight on developing artists who have gone above and beyond for their hometowns. Artist development is my greatest passion, so I am grateful to be a part of this incredible initiative and to support an artist who has given back during the pandemic.”– Blair Miller, Jonas Group Media
The winner, Kat Perkins has won the following prize package (valued at over $20,000).
Single produced – Matt Harris
Single mixed – Josh Bonnano
Single mastered – Sam Moses
6 week DSP Promotion campaign – Innovo Management
6 week PR campaign – Gramophone Media
3 hours of consulting around the release – Sam Saideman
Single art – WSK Productions
Lyric video – WSK Productions
1-on-1 best practices consulting – TikTok Artist Partnerships Team
Merch bundle – 48 custom Gildan T-Shirts – Bolt Printing
Branding Consult – Jonas Group Media
Player Telecaster Guitar – Fender
“I’m completely honored to be your Hometown Hero! I always say I have a ‘double major’ in music and philanthropy and while giving back to my community comes naturally to me everyday, it feels good to be recognized for it. My hope is that this will inspire people all over the world to do the same! Music is a gift I’m grateful to give.” – Kat Perkins