Two solo artists will perform before the headliner, David’s House, takes the stage at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith Street. Tickets are limited and on sale now!

January 27, 2022 (VPR) Palatine, IL – Future Stars continues to cast a well-deserved spotlight on talented young northwest suburban solo artists and bands. The upcoming performance – the third Future Stars event since it was established in the fall of 2021 – will take place at Durty Nellie’s main stage on Sunday, February 20 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at FutureStars.Live.

Singer Sara Bella will kick off the event, followed by a performance from Jagger, also a singer, and finally the headliner, the band David’s House. Jagger is a newcomer to the Future Stars family, while Sara Bella provided an impressive and beautiful ‘sneak peek’ performance at the November Future Stars event that immediately engaged the audience. David’s House, a band with 8 talented members, opened at the November event and was invited back due to their high-energy, crowd-pleasing performance! (Please see performer bios on page 2 of this release).

Over the last few months, Jason Stallard, Future Stars’ co-founder and co-emcee has noted the maturity of the young performers, which have included the bands Voodoo Dolls, Kung Fu Sleepover, Collision and David’s House, along with solo artist, Sara Bella. “They’ve really impressed us all with how they carry themselves, and with the intensity in which they focus on growing and improving their talents while on stage,” he said. Stallard is also the founder of Love Local Off 53, a community-building brand that highlights northwest suburban businesses/organizations through videos and podcasts.

Future Stars co-founder and co-emcee Melanie Santostefano is excited for the future of Future Stars. “Jason and I see this as an amazing start where we can grow this event and allow it to evolve as we continually meet new young entertainers. We, along with our audiences, have been wowed by the talent these young people bring to the stage,” she said. “We believe they can absolutely go places with their music if they choose to, and we are there to help highlight them and their talents.”

Future Stars is seeking demo submissions for the March 27 event; the deadline is February 15! Singers or bands (up to age 18/senior in high school) are invited to apply, and all potential acts go through a vetting process to be invited to perform at Future Stars. Entertainers can be invited back to future events based on overall performance and crowd response. The goal of this endeavor is to provide professional promotion, marketing and public relations, along with a stage and enthusiastic audience, to help these entertainers grow musically and gain experience with live performances. Learn more, check out a gallery of images from previous events, and view video about the evolution of Future Stars at FutureStars.Live.

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Sara Bella is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and musician. At the age of 5, she began playing piano and singing, and has trained in styles ranging from musical theatre to opera and rock – her dynamic range of 4 octaves impressed all who see her perform. At the age of 14, she was chosen to be on The Voice Kids in her home country of Albania and advanced far into the competition, singing for 150,000 people on national TV. She has trained with various award-winning performers and has performed in a range of musicals and singing showcases, winning multiple awards. Sara Bella is also a self-taught guitar, and ukulele player, and writes/produces her own music. Her goals are to touch and impact people through music. Find her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Jagger is a velvety singer with deep roots with a style reminiscent of 1970s, with a tone and approach uniquely her own. Accolades include being a 3-time School of Rock All-Star, and a Rock On Palatine Singing Contest and Arlington’s Got Talent winner. Jagger has written a series of songs with Grammy nominated songwriters and turned them into what are described as magical productions. Her approach brings a soft, calming nature with nuances that lift the listener’s ear to another realm. Being lost in the music is easy to do when listening to her recently release song, “I Go Crazy” which evokes ethereal feelings, and provides soft, yet expressive vocals with lyrics that are hard to forget. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

David’s House is made up of eight young stars in the making who’ve played at several popular, local music venues including Hideaway Brew Garden, Penny Road Pub, Durty Nellies and Madcats! All band members bring a contagious energy to their music and are seasoned performers with several years of on-stage experience at School of Rock. Band members range in age from 15-18 and include: Andrew (keyboards), Caden (percussion), Christian (guitar), Jaime (vocals), Lauren (vocals), Nina (bass) and Sammy (guitar). Get ready to enjoy this infectious, high-energy rock/funk bank as they cover favorites from Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Heart, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and more. Find the band Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon music and other streaming platforms. Visit to learn more.