SOLD OUT | John Splithoff (Solo) w/ Ashley Hess

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Evanston SPACE

1245 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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John Splithoff (Solo)

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DOORS: 7:00pm | SHOW: 8:00pm

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Genre: Pop

Emboldened by soul-pop power, dynamic delivery, robust production, and airtight song-craft, the Chicago-born and New York-based artist John Splithoff sparks an enthusiastic reaction from a rapidly growing fan base.

“I want people to actually feel good physically when they listen to what I’m doing,” he smiles. “These songs have a strong sense of optimism and a real warmth to them. For me, it’s all about sharing that feeling.”

In hindsight, he seemed predestined to do so. Childhood basketball games with his big brother would be soundtracked by unpredictable mixtapes that shuffled from Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” to Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” Inspired by this R&B undercurrent and a Beatles obsession inherited from his old man, he traded sports for music during high school. After studying jazz and songwriting at University of Miami, John headed New York City and posted up on his best friend’s couch in Harlem, penning innumerable ideas on guitar, piano, and bass and recording early demos.

“I moved to New York without a plan,” he admits. “I really didn’t know where I was headed, but I just kept writing and there was one riff I couldn’t stop humming

Said riff comprised the backbone for his independent breakthrough single “Sing to You.” Driven by a hypnotic howl, breezy guitar, and an unbreakable bounce, the track generated a staggering 38 million streams and occupied coveted real estate on noted Spotify playlists and in the fall of 2019, reached the top 10 at Adult Radio. The simmering duet “Show Me” [feat. Madison Ryann Ward] maintained this hot streak with over 25 million streams as he inked a deal with East West Records. Meanwhile, he landed features from Billboard, Okayplayer, and more. Boasting these early fan favorites as well as five other jams, his 2018 debut EP Make It Happen merges message and melody seamlessly now.

“The title Make It Happen is a reminder to myself not to focus on the destination, but to enjoy the journey with those around me,” he goes on. “It’s a pep talk to myself and anybody else willing to listen.”

With touring on deck and recent festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and more, Make It Happen ultimately represents something of a mantra for John.

“It’s a mindset,” he leaves off. Those words Make It Happen hold a lot of meaning. I hope my songs spread optimism and encourage people to be better versions of themselves. That’s what music does for me.”

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Unless otherwise indicated, all of our shows are all ages. Please bring a valid ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is plenty of meter parking along Dempster St. and Chicago Ave., and meters do not need to be fed after 9pm. SPACE is located one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop.

What can I bring into the event? SPACE has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails and an extensive beer list. While we do not serve food in our venue, customers are welcome to bring in pizza from Union, the restaurant up front. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions regarding your order, please email boxoffice@evanstonspace.com or call 847.492.8860.

What's the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable.

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Evanston SPACE

1245 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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