107.5 The River Presents Live. Life. Love. A Concert for Suicide Prevention featuring acoustic performances from Fitz and the Tantrums

107.5 The River Presents Live. Life. Love. A Concert for Suicide Prevention featuring acoustic performances from Fitz and the Tantrums

Bea Miller, For King and Country, Tryon, Whitney Woerz

Friday, March 3

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change.
No re-entry.

Fitz and the Tantrums
Fitz and the Tantrums
Having made a splash with the soulful R&B-revival sound of their debut album, 2010's Pickin' Up The Pieces (released on Dangerbird Records), the band offered up a New Wave-influenced dance-pop sound with its Elektra Records debut, 2013's Heatseekers No. 1 More Than Just A Dream, which featured the gold-certified and #1 Alternative Radio singles "The Walker" and "Out of My League." The album's success sent Fitz and the Tantrums on a two-year touring odyssey, which enabled the Los Angeles-based sextet — known for its explosive, no-holds barred live shows — to cement themselves as one of the country's hottest live acts.
Bea Miller
Beatrice Annika "Bea" Miller is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Miller came in ninth place on the second season of The X Factor USA. She is currently signed to Hollywood Records and Syco Music.
For King and Country
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY's sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. The duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke, has accomplished several notable feats on their new record. Perhaps the most remarkable is that the award-winning rock/pop duo has achieved the unexpected.

Not only have they ventured into new musical territories with some of the highlights being a collaboration with hip-hop artist Andy Mineo, their continued creative partnership with artist/producer Aqualung and their discovery of new soundscapes with producer Tedd T. (MuteMath), but for KING & COUNTRY also managed to surpass the bar that the brothers had set for themselves with their debut album. They raised expectations tremendously with the release of 2012's Crave and a win for New Artist of the Year at the 2013 GMA Dove Awards, where they received six nominations. Billboard also named them as one of the New Artists to Watch for 2012 and American Songwriter called them "Australia's answer to Coldplay."

"A really thrilling component of this new album is that we stepped into it with 300-plus shows under our belts," Joel says. "We have five band members on the road with us. After spending countless hours in 15-passenger vans and performing on stage together, a deep creative bond formed. We made many discoveries along the way—our love for rhythm, our enthusiasm for theatrics and the beauty of how a lyric can touch someone's heart. These experiences have been an excellent springboard into a new and more developed version of for KING & COUNTRY."

The ultimate result of all of this is a body of work that lives up to the band's powerful name. for KING & COUNTRY is a reflection of standing and fighting for something greater than yourself, a mission statement that directed the duo from the first words penned for this project until the last note was recorded. "Our goal was to continue that theme of writing honestly and authentically about life," Joel says.

The album also serves as the musical journal documenting the last three years of the brothers' lives, a life-changing time of growth, transition, revolution and revelation. In addition to their professional success, Joel got married and Luke became a father during this time. But Luke also faced a life-threatening illness that forever altered his perspective. By experiencing great depths of pain and fear, he now has more joy and hope than ever before.

The album's most gut wrenching and moving track is "Without You," which unexpectedly features Luke's wife, Courtney, on vocals and is also the most difficult song Luke has ever written. When he was at his worst, his wife feared that she could lose him, so she told him, "Luke, you just can't leave me here." Luke says, "The lyrics gave me the vision and the hope for what is to come. I know that I have today but I don't know if I have tomorrow, so in those moments, I am going to laugh, and I'm going to dance if I can. If this illness was to take me, it would take me as a very hopeful man."

The philosophies of hope and love were instilled by their parents, who raised their seven children in Sydney, Australia, before relocating to Nashville in 1991. Their father worked as a music promoter, so the boys often accompanied him to shows. In their teenage years, they also sang background vocals for their sister, gospel artist Rebecca St. James. When Luke was 19 and Joel 21, the two formed a band and began the journey of writing and recording music.

Coming from that rich family heritage, the brothers also carry with them a mantra of sorts, speaking to a woman's worth as well as encouraging themselves and other men to step up and stand out to proclaim that chivalry is not dead. "Part of the DNA of for KING & COUNTRY is this idea of respect and honor in relationships and women being priceless," Joel says. "What we've both found in our beliefs as men is that people are made equal. No one is a commodity and everyone deserves to be loved and loved well."
To Joel and Luke, remaining focused on what truly matters is crucial to succeeding musically. "The best legacy I can leave is if I am a good dad and good husband. If my family environment was out of whack, I don't know if I'd even be able to write songs anymore," says Luke. "A lot of my passion and zeal for life is because I have a wife who counts on me and a son who looks up to me and says 'Dada.' I can't believe how much love he has in his eyes when he says that word. I can see the complete trust and safety that my son feels when he is with me. When he began to walk, I often thought, if I could run wild like a one-year-old does and live a life that embraces adventure in that way, I think I would see life entirely differently."

And therein lies the phrase that has ultimately become not only the title of their sophomore album, but also a statement of what it means to truly be alive. Joel sums it up this way, "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. is a statement of reclaiming our birthright as humans, to live a life that is for others, and in that find what it truly means to run wild, live free and love strong."
Tryon
TRYON is a pop duo consisting of brothers Stephen and Justin Kirk.

Growing up in Charlotte, both Stephen and Justin immersed themselves in many musical endeavors. From Gospel choirs and school bands, to backyard parties and music clubs, the Kirks both learned to sing and master multiple instruments. "We'd play and sing for anyone who would listen," recalls Justin. "To be honest, that's something we've never grown out of."

Having opened for national acts (Carrie Underwood, Safety Suit, Flo Rida, Kevin Rudolf, We The Kings, and others), and after gaining a strong live and social media following, TRYON believes their time has come. "It's been a ton of work and an incredible journey getting to this point – but we're excited for this next chapter…and we're ready for the world to hear our music!"

TRYON has teamed with Grammy award-winning songwriter Gary Baker. Baker is responsible for hits from Backstreet Boys and 98Degrees, along with the classics I SWEAR and I'M ALREADY THERE. The band is currently in the studio with Baker and other collaborators putting the finishing touches on their debut EP, set for release in early 2017.

"Somebody To Love Me", the band's debut single entered the National TOP 40 chart in May 2016 and has been heard on over seventy radio stations across the country including SiriusXM Hits-1, Radio Disney, and their hometown stations WNKS/Charlotte and WHQC/Charlotte. In addition to promoting their single this year, playing shows, and working on their EP, Stephen and Justin have made the time to give back to the community by partnering with multiple charitable foundations including The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Sophia Capo Memorial Foundation, and Carole's Concert For A Cure.

TRYON's breakthrough hit "Somebody To Love Me" is approaching one million streams and is currently being played in major retails stores across the country including Apple, Best Buy, Staples, McDonalds, Verizon, and many others. The band was a Top 25 finalist in the 2016 Macy's iheart Radio Rising Star Challenge, will be performing at Charlotte's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and is preparing to set out on a National Tour this fall.