ASAE Announces Mikky Ekko Will Perform at Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner

July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE announces Mikky Ekko will be the musical entertainment at this year’s Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 5 at the National Building Museum.

Mikky Ekko, a singer and songwriter who plays genre bending bluesy grit and urban pop, grew up traveling throughout the south with his preacher father steeped in gospel music. After settling in Nashville, he performed as a sideman in several bands and established himself as a songwriting collaborator and started to create his own music in 2009.

His big break came when Rihanna recorded his song "Stay" and asked him to sing on the record. It was nominated for the 2013 Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy Award. Ekko released three singles in 2012, and two singles: "Feels Like the End" and "We Must Be Killers" were featured in the second season of Teen Wolf. In 2014, Ekko collaborated with David Guetta on the song called, "One Voice," which was part of the United Nations' "The World Needs More Campaign."

“The Summit Awards Dinner is a great opportunity to honor the fantastic work associations are accomplishing in their communities. Our committed supporter and sponsor, Nashville, has selected another impressive musical guest this year,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. 

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (Nashville CVC) and Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center provide entertainment for the Summit Awards Dinner and are longtime supporters of the association community.

“We constantly strive to present new, fresh, and outstanding talent to honor the outstanding award recipients,” said Butch Spyridon, President & CEO, Nashville CVC. “We think Mikky Ekko accomplishes all of those things. A Grammy nominated singer/songwriter with a magical voice – he will not disappoint!”

ASAE will have over 1,000 association and nonprofit professionals and supporters of the association sector at this year’s Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner. The event was created to recognize the excellent work in the association community to improve the quality of life through exemplary community-based programs. The dinner also supports the Power of A Fund, which increases awareness about the wealth of knowledge and resources in the association community with policymakers and other audiences.

The six organizations being honored for their work are: American College of Chest Physicians, American Counseling Association, Association for Corporate Growth, Indiana CPA Society, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and Public Library Association.

For more information about attending the Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner, visit or contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE, at 202-626-2807 or

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505.

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