Rocky Michaels (2022 program)


A special performance for our 2022 online festival! Watch the performance anytime on festival day and afterwards by following this updated link: 

Rocky Michaels is a California born acoustic singer-songwriter. He began playing piano at age 5 and crafted his skills into songwriting throughout high school.

In December of 2020, Rocky was voted “Male Artist of the Year” by CFAB Music Realm Promotions. (

In May of 2022, Rocky was named as a finalist for ‘U.S. Male Rising Star of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Music Video of the Year’ and ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ by the International Singer Songwriter’s Association (

With a number of new songs currently in the pipeline, Rocky is excited to continue tapping into his life experiences to offer honest lyrics in storytelling that audiences have found to be both engaging and relatable.

Some of the themes you can expect to hear are treating everyone with equal respect (‘Stars’), and how to make the world a better place (‘Be The Change’) and (‘The 5 W’s’).

“Rocky Michaels for me is that guy who stands out as one of my favorite music discoveries of 2020!!” (Jon Sexauer, Owner and CEO at The Grey Eagle Radio Show.)