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The Vox Concert Series welcomes Katie Cole for an afteroon of music on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Music will start at 1:00pm at Columbia Park as we wind down our outdoor schedule with a Columbia Park Encore!
The Vox Concert Series, in conjunction with Sunrise Rotary Club, look to combine a passion (music) with a purpose, through the mission of service above self by providing free concerts for the Marshfield community to enjoy while collecting donated food items from the public to refill local food pantries. Admission is free to all Columbia Park events, but a donation of food for local food pantries is encouraged. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a basket of their favorite snacks and beverages (adult or otherwise) to enjoy during the concert. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs if they choose to not use the park benches!
This Columbia Park concert event is free to the general public and presented by Ministry Health Care.
RSVP for specific events through our ticket system (at www.voxconcertseries.com) to receive updates for Columbia Park concert events. In case of weather-related (or similarly unexpected) changes of venue or cancellations updates will be sent to all RSVP'd guests
Meet Katie Cole originally from Melbourne, Australia, now based in Los Angeles, USA. If you were to talk about artists such as Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell and Kris Kristofferson, you’d expect to see them listed as influences for an artist hoping to make their name as a songsmith with more hooks than Muhammed Ali and a musical attention to detail that is second to none. So how does an up and coming artist like Cole manage to appear as a guest vocalist on Campbell’s final studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, and enlist Kristofferson to appear her own upcoming full length,Lay It All Down? Because she’s not just hoping to make a name for herself and songwriting prowess, she’s already done it and has enlisted some very talented friends along the way!
Growing up on a strict diet of rock music from her Mom, she was fed Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in one ear and Maria Callas from her vocally classically trained, Father. After a quick detour in music to Smashing Pumpkins, Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics, Katie describes her own style of music as having flavors of Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and Brandi Carlile. After writing songs for established artists like Gloria Gaynor, Katie spent a good handful of years touring in Australia but was soon to be propelled forward. Acclaimed Record Producer Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Ok Go) found her music on the web and reached out to Katie to discuss working together. She jumped on a few planes back and forth before realising that stateside was where she wanted to be, whether in the industry buzz of LA or the cultural spur of Nashville. With 2 suitcases, a computer and her guitar, Katie upped and re-located to Cali for good.
What followed was a string of locals awards, TV placements for her music and an illustrious award from Movado watches coupled with a national US national television ad campaign. Cole, then picked up further momentum with her last EP “Lost Inside a Moment” gaining some unexpected but welcomed support from the UK. Cole had 2 songs play-listed on BBC Radio 2, with other songs played and was also interviewed on Aled Jones’s Good Morning Sunday. Luck would have it, the1st single “I Can't Wait” from the upcoming new album also gained several plays on BBC Radio 2. Katie is taking it all in stride touring both the UK and America. Most recently Katie has performed at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Namm, ASCAP expo and several show for Pinktober (breast cancer awareness month) at various Hard Rock Cafes throughout America.
Now the incredible new single, paired with a brilliant video is sure to create just as many sparks. “(We Started a) Fire” is reminiscent of KT Tunstall and Sheryl Crow. American Country meets British Pop.
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!