Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

5625 Holy Trinity Drive Melbourne, FL 32940

Jacob Velazquez
Ashley Marina
Members of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents America’s Got Talent standouts, Jacob Velazquez & Ashley Marina, live in concert!  Jacob is a thirteen year old songwriter and multi instrumentalist from South Florida who, in addition to America's Got Talent, has performed on countless national TV shows including Good Morning America, The View, and The Steve Harvey Show, among others. He has performed alongside Harry Connick Jr., Andrea Bocelli, & Kenny G., as well as Gloria & Emilio Estefan. Jacob was diagnosed with a form of autism at the age of four called PDDNOS, and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations.   Ashley is a thirteen year old singer-songwriter hailing from Pittsburgh who is also no stranger to the big stage, performing with NBC's The Voice Finalist Chris Jamison,  Nashville's CMA Fest Spotlight Showcase, and Opry Mills. She has appeared in the Netflix Series Mindhunter and Sony Pictures' Faith Under Fire. Ashley has three original #1 singles in "You’ll Always Be My Hero", "Move a Mountain" and “Trust Somebody”.  Fresh off the AGT stage in Los Angeles,  the two rising stars teamed up & combined their talents writing a song together called ‘Time to Shine’, an anthem meant to inspire others to go for their dreams even when it might be challenging.  "Time to Shine" is being considered for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, in Orlando, FL.  The song hit # 1 on the FAB Chart & the music video has already garnered over two million views.  This special FREE concert is brought to you by Aaron Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

(A donation of $20 per attendee is suggested)


Artist Information

Ashley Marina, a multifaceted young talent from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, this singer-songwriter’s appearance on America’s Got Talent Season 15 has garnered 100+ million views across digital platforms and on YouTube trended at #5 worldwide. Ashley has 15 original songs to date including three #1 singles1 in "You’ll Always Be My Hero", "Move a Mountain"and “Trust Somebody”. Her accolades include being named as a2021 She Wolf Radio Ones 2 Watch Future Star, 2020 MÓB Radio Artist of the Year worldwide, TalentWatch Dream NightChampion, National Talent America Tri Star Award Winner andtwo-time Williams SING-OFF Finalist. She has been featuredon television shows such as CBS Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Highmark First Night, KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live and WPXI’s See & Be Seen and in many media outlets like the Huffington Post, Billboard, ET Canada, iHeart Radio, FRUDY, Super Power Kids, EXTRA ORDINARY KIDS and Stars 2 come. She has performed on stages such as “Christmas with Chris Jamison, NBC’s The Voice Finalist”, Opry Mills Nashville, D2D Destiny Foundation “We Are The World” Mini Concert, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Harlem Globetrotters World Tour halftime show, opening ceremony for the world’s 1st BRICK makerspace by LEGO, CMA Fest Nashville Spotlight Showcase, WPXI Holiday Parade and is a regular National Anthem singer for professional sporting events including Major League Baseball, USL Professional Soccer, West Virginia Derby, and Championship Boxing. Ashley's other talents include instruments (piano, ukulele, and guitar), dancing (Abby Lee Dance Company and Millennium Dance Complex), acting, and modeling. As an actress she was cast as Young Anna in Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center's production of Disney's "Frozen" and appeared in the Netflix Series “Mindhunter” and Sony Pictures “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story”. Ashley is a High Honor Roll student at the #1 rated performing arts school in Western Pennsylvania and a member of the National Honor Society. Follow Ashley on her official website and @IamAshleyMarina on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Jacob Velazquez is a thirteen year-old musician and songwriter with PDDNOS (a form of autism similar to Asperger Syndrome). He began playing  piano at the tender age of four, and by five years old was performing on media outlets such as Good Morning America and The View. Jacob taught himself to play drums by watching youtube when he was just eight years old.  His other national television appearances include CNN, HLN, CBS News, PBS - Kids Stew, Telemundo, The Steve Harvey Show, The Harry Connick Jr. Show and most recently he was a contestant on season 15 of America’s Got Talent, where his audition reached over 76 million views on Facebook alone.  He made his debut with The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at just eight years old and has since headlined many orchestras along with performing solo concerts in the United States and abroad. Jacob has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity with organizations like Autism Speaks, The Friendship Circle, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and St. Jude Children’s Hospital & IRIE Foundation.
Jacob took time during the 2020 quarantine to learn six new instruments  including guitar, saxophone, cello, bass, harmonica and ukulele.  Velazquez’s  music was called “beautiful” by the one and only Taylor Swift who personally invited him to meet her on tour after hearing Jacob play.  Jacob had the pleasure of performing in concert for Gloria and Emilio Estefan. He has also performed in concert with Harry Connick Jr, Kenny G and Andrea Bocelli.  Learn more about Jacob at  Connect with him on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.