The Live Sonima Tour

The Live Sonima Tour empowers future leaders through a unique curriculum that combines the performing arts with character development. Since its inception the tour has reached 100,000 students in 125 schools, and over 100,000 faculty, parents, and community members. The tour allows young people nationwide to access the tools and inspiration necessary to become better students, leaders, and individuals.

By unleashing creativity and using the power of positive messaging, Caroline Jones and Stedman Graham are on a mission to teach students how to develop an identity and sense of self-awareness. The program begins with Jones’ acoustic, storytelling-based assembly performance and a master class for music students, followed by Graham’s identity workshops for students, faculty, parents, and community leaders. Students are encouraged to become self-starters and lifelong learners by taking advantage of their unique talents and skills.

The Power of Live Sonima Tour

Watch the video above to learn more about Live Sonima Tour. The live show program inspires students across the country through music and motivational speaking. Hear what kids and teachers have to say about the experience.



Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, radio show host, author & founder of The Heart is Smart Initiative, a curriculum and school tour that uplifts, inspires, and provides students a medium of expression through music. Caroline has conducted her acoustic, storytelling-based performance, songwriting & vocal performance workshops, & student showcases at schools & universities across America, including Andover, Exeter, Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft, Rhodes College & University of Virginia. Recently, Caroline has partnered with Sonima Foundation and Identity founder Stedman Graham to bring T.H.I.S. program to schools in underserved communities on the Live Sonima Tour.

Caroline’s radio show “Art & Soul” airs monthly on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse and delves “into the art of songwriting to the soul of the song” with guest singer/songwriters including Butch Walker, James Bay & Steve Cropper.



Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham delivers his leadership message throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, and community groups. His message is driven by the Nine-Step Success Process®, a learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity.

Stedman’s mission is to transform people from followers to leaders and change the way they think and learn. He says that “many of us spend years trying to find out who we are and, sadly, too many of us never do. If we fail to define ourselves, we risk letting others define us by our race, gender, and background. We buy into the labels that keep us in a box and, as a result of those limitations, never reach or realize our greatest potential.”

2015 Event Schedule

  • Oct 6-7: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
  • Oct 8: University of Memphis
  • Oct 9: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
  • Oct 20-22: Bluffton High School, Bluffton, SC
  • Nov 2-3: North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Belk Theater
  • Nov 4: Northwestern School of The Arts, Charlotte, NC
  • Nov 9: Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Nov 12-13: Miami, FL
  • Nov 16: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Nov 17-18: Miami, FL

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