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Love Groove Festival


John Tyler is a dynamic 24-year-old Emmy-nominated film composer, artist, and music and event producer. As the visionary founder of Baltimore’s Love Groove Festival and Love Groove Entertainment, he has carved out a remarkable niche in the creative industry. John’s impressive discography includes one album and four mixtapes, and he is currently unveiling a groundbreaking four-part audiovisual series, “IF I COULD WEEP IT WOULD HAIL,” with an accompanying debut film and book series set for release in fall 2024.

Celebrated as Baltimore’s Game Changer in music and curation by Baltimore Magazine and the Black Arts District, John’s talents have also been highlighted in NUNAR Mag, Family First Mag, BmoreArt, and New York Magazine. His versatile composition skills have graced commercials for prominent brands like the Orioles, Under Armour, and BET. In May 2023, John’s collaboration with the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team marked a significant milestone as he performed at pre-game shows and the National Anthem, curated national anthem performers, and created a Baltimore Artist playlist for the entire 2023 season.

In a sweet collaboration, John signed a partnership deal with the famous Charmery to create an ice cream named after his lead single “Sugar & Spice,” which became the Charmery’s fourth best seller of 2023. Adding to his accolades, John was announced as an Emmy-nominated composer in April 2024 for his composition for the “You Can’t Clip These Wings” narrative Baltimore Orioles commercial.

John’s entrepreneurial spirit shone brightly in 2017 when he founded the Love Groove Festival during his high school years. This festival, dedicated to showcasing young performing and visual artists aged 16-30, has grown exponentially, incorporating educational components and securing major sponsorships from T. Rowe Price, Johns Hopkins, PNC Bank, and the Mellon Foundation. The festival has supported over 500 emerging Baltimore artists, partnered with 100 small businesses, and collaborated with 14 partner schools.

Building on the success of the Love Groove Festival, John expanded his vision with Love Groove Entertainment. This venture serves as a comprehensive event planning service and has curated notable festivals such as the Nike & Orioles Block Party, PNC Bank Black History Month Showcase, Juneteenth Rhythm Libération Festival, Flockville Festival, Baltimore by Baltimore Festival, and many more. Love Groove Ent. also provides live band services for touring artists, private events, and performances with the Love Groove Band. Additionally, they offer performing artists, filmmakers, and visual artists for various settings, including private events, festivals, carnivals, and conferences.

John Tyler’s aspirations extend to scoring major films, expanding his collaborative efforts, and mentoring the next generation of artists. His multifaceted career and unwavering commitment to the arts make him a true trailblazer in Baltimore and beyond.