Kristen Goodman is a versatile singer, musician, and entertainment producer based in NYC with a flair for immersive experiences. From intimate cabaret shows to huge spectacle events, Kristen leverages her decades of experience in production and performance to curate unforgettable entertainment experiences.
In 2017, Kristen released her much anticipated debut EP Album, I’m Ready, and in December 2019, Kristen Goodman & Her Big Band recorded her forthcoming live album in front of a studio audience at Sk8 Liborius Cathedral in St. Louis. She was the leader of a womxn’s folk rock tribute band called kg lang, and an acoustic string trio called Ghost Light featuring favorites from Musical Theatre, pop standards, and original songs. She's the co-creator of GROOVESHIP, a queer/female-fronted yacht rock party experience that launched in 2019. She sang at weddings and festivals with Lucas Jack & The Midnight Piano Band. She is a frequent guest vocalist with The Van Ella Band, and has appeared in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival and other events from Van Ella Productions. Kristen's alter-ego, Captain K. GoodLove, can be found singing at burlesque events and festivals around the country.
With 20 years of restaurant experience and a Business Degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Kristen combines her skills in marketing, entertainment, and hospitality to create truly memorable experiences for her patrons. A former vocal instructor at School of Rock, Kristen teaches private voice lessons and beginning guitar and keys lessons to children and adults. Kristen is inspired by helping musicians gain confidence and improve their stage presence. A true believer in the importance of cultivating community through inclusive representation of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and body types, Kristen produces events and shows that aim to change hearts and minds through radical joy and self-love.
In the Fall of 2020, Kristen embarked on an epic six-week solo road trip from St. Louis to California, camping and hiking through national parks and historic landmarks. Kristen is sharing her stories and songs from her travels via Patreon where she's presenting exclusive episodes of her original show, Kristen's Musical Travelogue.
Kristen is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Creative Media & Technology with a specialization in Writing & Design for Musical Theatre from BerkleeNYC- a new Manhattan location of Berklee School of Music based in Boston. The one-year program begins September 2021.
Header photo by Mark Moore from the Live Album Recording Concert at Sk8 Liborius.