Madeline Smith to perform at 2015 ECHL All-Star FanFest


The ECHL announced on Thursday that country music artist Madeline Smith will perform during the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Week presented by Visit Orlando.

Smith will perform a full concert, sponsored by Wealth By Design, as part of the ECHL All-Star FanFest on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. She will also present an acoustic performance during one of the intermissions at the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Game presented by Visit Orlando to be held at Amway Center in downtown Orlando on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

“The ECHL is thrilled to announce Madeline Smith as the musical act at the 2015 All-Star FanFest,” said Ryan Crelin, ECHL Senior Vice President of Business Operations. “I have seen Madeline and her band perform multiple times, and as an up-and-coming country music star, her performance is going to be a great way to kick off the CCM/ECHL All-Star Week festivities.”

“Wealth By Design is excited for the opportunity to support the 2015 ECHL All-Star FanFest by sponsoring Madeline Smith’s performance,” said Craig C. Bartlett, Wealth By Design Managing Partner. “We are extremely proud of Madeline’s accomplishments as a musician, songwriter and performer, coupled with her inspiring drive to grow her music career in a disciplined and dedicated manner. Anyone who experiences her performance immediately becomes convinced that she is a genuine ‘All-Star’ artist. We at Wealth By Design are proactively working with Madeline and her family to help manage her financial well-being as she exponentially thrives as a contemporary country artist.”

“Being a hockey fan and a frequent visitor of Orlando, I am thrilled to be the performer for the 2015 ECHL FanFest on January 20 and to perform at the Amway Center for the All Star Game on January 21,” Smith said. “Based on the activities scheduled, this week is sure to be a spectacular time for all who attend! Thanks so much to Wealth By Design, who is sponsoring this performance, and Visit Orlando for this exciting event.”

FanFest tickets are available with full and partial Orlando Solar Bears ticket plans. Remaining individual FanFest tickets will be available in the coming weeks. To purchase ticket packages, contact the Solar Bears at (407) 951-8200 and for more information on the All-Star FanFest, please visit

About Madeline Smith

The 18-year-old Smith was born in New Jersey but has southern family background in Louisiana. This up-and-coming contemporary country artist grew up on country music, singing Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Her perfect pitch was discovered by her piano teacher at the tender age of 10 and at the age of 13, she started taking voice lessons. After picking up the guitar, Madeline immediately immersed herself in songwriting.

At 16, Smith put together a cover band of experienced musicians and started performing all over New Jersey. She then finished her self-titled debut album, on which she wrote or co-wrote every song, with Kent Wells (Dolly Parton’s producer) which was released in July 2013. This album is available on her website (, iTunes and Amazon.

A prolific songwriter, Madeline is working with multiple established industry songwriters and immersing herself in music. Currently attending college in Nashville, she flies out every weekend to perform with her band all over the United States and the United Kingdom. She has opened for Lauren Alaina, Darius Rucker and the Swon Brothers. Madeline’s first single, "State of Mind", hit #16 on the UK country charts, and her newly released second single, Catchin’ Fireflies, hit #20. She is the headliner for the 2014 National Girl Scouts Convention and the 2014 ALS Walk in Philadelphia, and has been asked to perform again at the 2014 British Country Music Awards.

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About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 21 teams in 14 states for its 27th season in 2014-15. Over 540 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter.