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National Anthem Appearances

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Chicago Bulls
  • LA Derby Dolls
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Chicago Fire
  • Midwest Tough Man Challenge
  • Minnesota Timberwolves

Performance Venues

  • Lambeau Field
  • Grand Old Opry
  • Texas Troubadore Theater
  • Branson Star Theater
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Staples Center
  • Dodger Stadium
  • Target Center
  • Weidner Center

Tanya Tassi began entertaining at the age of three.  She knew early in life that her passions were performance and advocacy.  While in middle school, Tanya formed and managed a small troupe of young adults, performing at acute care hospitals, veterans homes, and assisted living facilities throughout the State of Wisconsin.  She continued to manage the troupe during her teens and twenties, bringing music to thousands of older adults, military personnel, and chronically ill patients.  By high school Tanya was writing her own music and recording radio and television voice overs and jingles locally and nationally.

She spent several years studying the art of recording and songwriting in Nashville, TN at the famous Belmont University.  During her tenure in the south, Tanya learned from some of the best singers and songwriters in the business; working with musicians such as Sawyer Brown, Glen Campbell, and Wynonna Judd.  Upon her return to the Midwest, Tanya, auditioned for and won a spot in a small choir backing up Ray Charles during one of his final tours, "The Gospel According to Ray Charles."  She has also performed with musical greats Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, and Boy Howdy.

Tanya is a proud Branson Superstars alumni. She played the roles of Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire.  Tanya also served as back up vocalist and keyboardist for several of the theater's variety shows.  Upon completion of her contract with Branson Superstars, Tanya created, fronted, and managed the popular variety band "Straight Up" for seven years.  The group was often in high demand, booking shows at casinos, resorts, festivals, and theaters throughout the Midwest. She has appeared in front of as many as 50,000 people and her voice has aired nationally on communication venues such as ABC, FOX, NBC, and Lifetime.

She is often asked to sing the National Anthem and has performed it for an impressive list of occasions and sporting teams. Tanya frequently supports events for veterans, rescue animals, and the LGBTQ community by performing at no cost.  She believes in giving back to her community.

Tanya resides in Southern California where she works as National Community Center Policy Manager for CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  She is the founder of the Senior Mob Squad, and serves on the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging.  She completed her Gerontology certification at the University of Southern California in 2017, and also holds certifications in Health Services and Religious Literacy.  Tanya is currently working toward a degree in Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Sociology.  In her spare time, she enjoys spoiling her rescue pets, traveling with her wife, and performing with local community theaters.