Vox @ Central Wisconsin State Fair with Green River Ordinance and guest SHEL
Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT)
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The Vox Concert Series welcomes Green River Ordinance with special guest SHEL to perform evening of music at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Doors for the grandstand for this event will open at 6:00p.m. with the show starting at 7:30p.m. Free grandstand general seating for this event is included with gate admission to enter the Central Wisconsin State Fair. No reserved trackside seating will be available for this event.
Visit voxconcertseries.com for more information about this and other concert events coming to the Central Wisconsin area.
Over the decade-long journey from their first incarnation as 13 and 14 year old kids in Fort Worth, Texas to the upcoming release of their latest EP, “Chasing Down The Wind,” Green River Ordinance (GRO) has evolved steadily. Released on June 18, 2013, “Chasing Down The Wind” debuted at #15 on iTunes overall, #1 on the Singer-Songwriter chart, in the Billboard Top 100, #6 on the Billboard Folk chart, #26 on Billboard Rock, and was the #88 most sold album in the country. GRO's intensity and strong fan connection prompted EMI to sign them to Capitol Records and in 2009, the band’s debut album, Out of My Hands, shot to the top of the Billboard charts and catapulted their two singles “Come On” and “On Your Own” into the top 40. GRO has shared stages with acts like Bon Jovi, Train, NEEDTOBREATHE, Zac Brown, Counting Crows and the Goo Goo Dolls among many others. GRO's independent follow up record, Under Fire, propelled by the success of the singles “Dancing Shoes” and “Heart of Me” in both country and Hot AC formats, continued to push the band's national success reaching the Billboard Top 100 chart. Walking the lines of country, rock, pop and folk, GRO is a band that constantly challenges the borders of genre. However as their music continues to mature and change, GRO still holds true to the pursuit of music that speaks to the soul and moves your feet. For more information on Green River Ordinance, please visit www.greenriverordinance.com.
SHEL — Four sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, natives to Fort Collins, Colorado, are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. In the early 2000s, they starting working up and performing songs with their father. Overtime, Eva stepped forward as the lead vocalist. Andrew Holbrook with SHEL became SHEL with Andrew Holbrook—and then just SHEL. Over three years of unhurried experimentation and recording, SHEL completed two EPs and grew immeasurably. Now, their most complete and thought-out work to date is here in the form of a self-titled, debut album. SHEL which includes tracks such as “Tuscany” borrow liberally from their classical training, yet there’s nothing ponderous or unapproachable about them. “The Wise Old Owl” showcases their daring, fanciful vocal arrangements. They revel in strong dynamics, so a single song like “Stained” can grow from airy lace to a driving, white-water rush. They are richly feminine, but they don’t shy from covering Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore.” Above all, there’s variety and creativity. Pure acoustic tone is best when it’s best, but if an electric mandolin or special effect is called for, they let the song dictate the production. SHEL has achieved many benchmarks that point to a full and fruitful career ahead. For more information on SHEL, please visit www.shelmusic.com.
When & Where
Vox Concert Series
Over the past decade the Vox Concert Series has worked to create a space where people within the community can experience live music, not just hear it. The original idea behind the concert series? Create a room within the community that could transform to host rock bands, blues, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriters, classical music, kids shows and even comedy acts!
Why do we host Vox concert events in Marshfield? The manager of the concert series grew up in Marshfield and returned to live here after stints in Minnesota and Milwaukee. A lot of his friends and peers have families; his mission is to provide a place in the community where they could experience culture more typical of a larger city without having to take the time, risk the weather, or incur the travel expense (gas, food, hotel, etc.) of going to a larger metropolitan area. Not to mention the challenge of making arrangements for the kids when taking those trips.
The aim of the Vox Concert Series is to provide access to quality, affordable entertainment in Central Wisconsin, with tickets ranging from free to $30 (depending on the nature of the event and caliber of the acts featured).
Since our first event in 2005, Vox has hosted more than 200 events within the community, including partnerships with charity fundraisers, currently averaging 35+ events per year. We feature high quality, recognizable acts such as Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans), Tony Lucca (finalist on NBC’s The Voice), Matt White (featured performer on The Bachelorette), and Tyler Hilton (musician and movie/television actor: Walk the Line, One Tree Hill) to name a few. In addition to more famous names, we aspire to provide local musicians, very talented emerging musicians from Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, and musicians from various other countries (New Zealand, Canada, England, Finland) a welcoming stage in Central Wisconsin.
We work very hard to make Vox an exceptional place to experience a concert – with intimate performances, crystal-clear sound, and without a bad seat in the room. Vox has been transforming Wildwood Station Pavilion into our 250-seat capacity listening room since 2008, but you’ve never seen it quite like this. In 2014, Vox concert events held at Wildwood Station include a reserved seating option, offering an up-front view of the stage and a table to set your drink. General admission seating will also be available. We want every seat to be great, and to meet that goal we have increased our stage lighting and added a raised stage! As always, concert-goers are welcome (and encouraged) to bring their own beverages in personal-size coolers.
We hope you will join us a few evenings for a memorable concert experience!