Vox @ Central Wisconsin State Fair with Howie Day & Friends
Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT)
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The Vox Concert Series welcomes Howie Day with special guests Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, and Anna Nalick to perform at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Doors for the grandstand for this event will open at 6:00p.m. with the show starting at 7:30p.m.
Reserved trackside seating available for an additional fee of $17.25 and will go on sale on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (CST). At that time you can purchase tickets online at the Central Wisconsin State Fair website, at the Fair Office, by telephone (715-387-1261), or by mail order. Free grandstand general seating for this event is included with gate admission to enter the Central Wisconsin State Fair.
Visit voxconcertseries.com for more information about this and other concert events coming to the Central Wisconsin area.
Singer-songwriter, Howie Day, began his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. Day wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. After signing with Epic Records, he released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” His next release was, Sound the Alarm. Its lead single “Be There” became a staple at modern AC radio. After parting ways with Epic, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Day is currently immersed in the recording process of his fourth studio album which he is crafting with the help of longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen. For more information on Howie Day, please visit www.howieday.com.
Multi-instrumentalist, Teddy Geiger, is a New York-based singer-songwriter/producer who recently released his sophomore album, The Last Fears, worldwide. The album blends traditional pop structure with accents of electronica and ballads tinged with mandolins and steel guitars. Songs such as the anthemic “Shake It Off” which celebrates the iconic spirit of American youth, the soulful and introspective “Home” and others feature an array of world class collaborators such as Larry Campbell of Levon Helm & Bob Dylan fame. The Last Fears is the follow-up to Geiger’s highly acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the 2006 Billboard charts at #8, anchored by the million selling hit, “For You I Will.” Geiger is an in demand songwriter for some of the biggest names in music. He is a featured singer and co-writer on Tiesto’s single “Love & Run” which was a massive track in Summer 2013. He also co-wrote “Little Black Dress” on One Direction’s album Midnight Memories which topped the charts in many countries around the world. For more information on Teddy Geiger, please visit www.teddygeiger.com.
26-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist, Tyler Hilton, wrote the songs that appear on his new album, The Storms We Share, which was recorded live in the studio, giving it a rich, bright sound that is well-suited to its pop Americana vibe. It includes tracks like “Keep On,” “Somehow,” “This World Will Turn Your Way,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “So Young” and “16th Summer.” But it wouldn’t be a proper Tyler Hilton album without his thoughtful love songs, and “Faithful,” “I’d Rather Be Lonely,” and “Say It Like A Lie” fit the bill. Those tracks were produced by noted studio vet John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer), a personal hero of Hilton’s. Alagia also produced another highlight, “Ain’t A Thing,” which Hilton co-wrote with his friends Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Grammy-winning country band Lady Antebellum, whom Hilton used to live with in Nashville. The Storms We Share is a vividly drawn, emotionally resonant snapshot from the years which Hilton spent trying to follow-up his 2004 major-label debut The Tracks of Tyler Hilton. That album, which spawned the Top 40 singles “When It Comes” and “How Love Should Be,” introduced the then-21-year-old Palm Springs, California, native to the public via Warner Bros. Records’ now-defunct label Maverick Records. In 2000, Hilton released a self-titled independent album. He also indulged his other passion, acting, by appearing in The CW’s One Tree Hill and the indie cult favorite Charlie Bartlett and playing Elvis Presley in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. (Hilton’s songs have been included on the Grammy Award-winning Walk the Line soundtrack and on all three of One Tree Hill’s popular soundtracks.) For more information on Tyler Hilton, please visit www.tylerhilton.com.
Anna Nalick is a platinum-selling singer and songwriter from California. In addition to writing all of her own music, Anna has been writing for other artists since the age of 15. Starting in 2005, Anna released her first studio produced album, Wreck of the Day, featuring the hit single “Breathe (2AM)” under the SonyMusic label. The song propelled to the top of the charts and sent Anna on a nearly four year tour around the world. Featuring her third hit single “Shine,” Anna and SonyMusic released The Shine EP. Both Wreck of the Day and the Shine EP can still be heard widely on radio and television today with “Breathe” being featured twice on the hit television drama Grey’s Anatomy. Wanting to pursue a musical style free of label influence, Anna decided to part ways with SonyMusic in 2010 and in 2011, released her first independently produced album Broken Doll & Odds & Ends. Utilizing the unique sounds of toy piano, sitar, glockenspiel, oud, mandocello and sweeping string arrangements, Broken Doll & Odds & Ends features a wide range of instruments, performed by a very talented collection of musicians. Anna’s unique storytelling ability and timeless sense of melody has gained even more notoriety with fans, selling over 30,000 copies during the album’s first month. Presently, Anna is dedicating the majority of her time to writing for her next project. Unlike the acoustic feel of Broken Doll & Odds & Ends, Anna’s next album will be an electric collection of songs, featuring a full band and a bigger sound than previously produced. For more information on Anna Nalick, please visit www.annanalick.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!