Monarch Band Story

In 2015, Connor Smith, Riley Blacksten, and several friends began getting together frequently to play music... Out of these initial sessions, a band was formed. Over the next few years, Parker McKinney, Cam Smith, Byron Roberts, and Kayla Richardson were added as members of the band along with the two original band members Riley Blacksten and Connor Smith. All 6 band members play a variety of musical styles from rock, country, jazz, metal, pop, and gospel. In recognition of our God given talents and love for music, we chose the name Monarch as a way to honor God - who is our King!

Monarch performs a wide variety of popular music to entertain all ages. We also write and perform original music. Every live show is a fresh experience with a different mix of great music... Come join us for the
next live show and get ready for a fun event!

Recent covers include well known music from artists like: Van Halen, Journey, Rush, Bob Seger, Led Zepellin, Rush, Styx, Bon Jovi, The Cars, The Eagles, Boston, Huey Lewis, The Outfield, Queen, Foreigner, John Cougar Mellencamp, Aerosmith, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Cody Johnson, Dan & Shay, Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, and many more! Monarch covers some of the most iconic music of all time!

Monarch is also developing new original music this year around our own unique sound. We look forward to completing this new project to include in shows coming up later this year!


Cam Smith

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Byron Roberts

Lead Guitar

Riley Blacksten

Keyboard and Sax

Parker McKinney

Bass Guitar

Connor Smith


Kayla Richardson

Vocals, Violin, Guitar