Crystal Bowersox

Wednesday
14
Feb

Spend Valentine's Day with Crystal Bowersox!

Toledo Native & American Idol finalist

Artist VIP Pre-Show Meet & Greet Package Available (limited availability): $50

  • 1 VIP Laminate
  • 1 Exclusive Picture
  • An Acoustic song performed by Crystal
  • Question & Answer time
  • Photo Op with Crystal
  • Signing with Crystal
  • Select Meet & Greet option when ordering tickets. Must also buy a concert ticket. Meet & Greet takes place from 4:30-6pm
     

    Why you should see this show…

    If people are looking for an American Idol revue show, this is not it. Instead, Crystal Bowersox’s music is a combination of blues, folk, Americana and rock. Once known for her solo shows, Bowersox is now playing with a full band behind her for what promises to be a hard rocking Americana show.
     

     

    Crystal Bowersox Bio
    Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music. Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend a mind in turmoil.For her, music was always the most effective form of catharsis, and she would play for anyone, anywhere. In her own words, “my guitar was an appendage. I couldn’t live without it.”

    Dead set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately auditioning for the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the the soundstage for the recording studio. Since her introduction to the world through television, Crystal has released two LP’s, two EPs, and several singles. Additionally, she has used her talents to benefit several causes close to her heart, and has become an advocate and inspiration for people living with Type 1 Diabetes.

    However, it is what’s in front of her, not what’s behind her, that will define Crystal’s personal and professional evolution. The accomplished singer-songwriter is set to release a new project – a live album, recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, cleverly titled Alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life. That place is one of joy, fulfillment, and stability for Crystal and her eight year old son, Tony.

    To create her newest project, Crystal called on her “chosen family” of musicians. The combination of keeping those she cherishes close to her and taking an honest look at life has resulted in the truest music she has released to date. Crystal has drawn on her various influences — across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country — to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. As one of her songwriting partners describes it, Crystal has “a voice like dirt and diamonds.” Her music is intended to bring a positive message of love and light to the world – things that folks will be able to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive.

    Similar to her beginnings, Crystal intends to make music that has healing power, but at this point, she sees far beyond her own troubles. Her live show is a safe space for concertgoers. Attend a Crystal Bowersox show, and you just might see a grown man cry and a child dance simultaneously. You’ll also likely get the chance to meet her personally; Crystal is typically the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the venue. Meeting with the fans and hearing their personal stories is something Crystal considers a blessing in her life.

    By reliving her own painful moments in song, Crystal hopes to transcend that pain, lifting herself and her audience to a higher place. In the opening lines of “A Broken Wing” she sings, “I know there’s beauty in the burden / And even on my darkest day that sun will shine.” Crystal’s story is one of resilience and perseverance, and it’s evident in every note of her newest release, Alive.

     
    Nick Zuber Bio
    Cleveland, Ohio’s Nick Zuber is certainly capable of being counted amongst the best of the modern singer-songwriters. Born and raised on the east side of Cleveland, in the tiny suburb of Painesville, Nick Zuber was granted a front row seat to a intimate education of the interactions between people, and the extraordinary occurrences that happen to ordinary folks. At the tender age of eighteen, Nick Zuber first picked up a guitar and started composing songs shortly afterwards. Zuber recorded his first full length album when he was only twenty years old. Zuber’s music is full of thought provoking lyrics, and wonderful melodic surprises. Musically, one can find Nick Zuber somewhere between Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and Bob Marley. Nick Zuber’s music is dynamic, and has a great field of diversity sure to please wide variety of tastes.

    Nick Zuber has had the opportunity to share the stage with many major label recording artists including Eric Church, Blessid Union of Soul, Rooney, Matt White, Kate Voegele and Crystal Bowersox. Nick Zuber was also given the opportunity to tour with EPIC Records recording artist Howie Day in 2009 and 2011. He has been touring and recording steadily now for over a decade. After having toured throughout most of the United States and releasing a handful of albums including 2008’s Harvest, 2009’s Out on a Limb, 2010’s Heart and Fist, Piper in 2012, and Sketches in Magnacolor in 2013, Nick Zuber is getting ready to debut his latest album Makeshift Paradise.
     
    Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be 15 minutes before show time. Please arrive early if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.