A local artist is getting his chance to perform once again with Canadian star, Virginia to Vegas.
Steven Sware, better known as Baby Boy Blue, started his passion for music at the age of five when he began learning guitar. Growing up in Fort Saskatchewan, Sware earned his first shot at the age of 16, when he opened up for Luke McMaster at the Shell Theatre.
"One of my biggest accomplishments was opening up for Luke McMaster," Sware stated.
After gaining some traction, he continued to make music and formed The MNKD. Together, the group won the Hot Factor competition and $10,000. Shortly after, they scored an opportunity opening up for Marianas Trench in February of 2017. Being another of the openers, that’s where Sware met Virginia to Vegas.
He opened up for him on one other occasion. Sware considers him a friend in the industry and said he offered to help write a song or “toss around some ideas.”
The local resident released his latest EP Twelve A.M. in September of 2018, he also scored a $2,500 grant from MIX 107.
"I'm starting to learn how to produce my own music as well. So I'm able to write more music on my own. And just working, trying to get further ahead," Sware said.
He opens for Virginia to Vegas on March 28 at the Station on Jasper in Edmonton. Tickets are $10 in advance.