For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Entertaining the community for 41 seasons, the Arts Council of South Wood County begins its 2017-18 lineup by welcoming Rockapella to the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids.
On Friday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m., this men’s a capella group will present a sparkling, ever-changing, wide repertoire of hits like you’ve never heard. Their appeal spans across the decades as they take on Macklemore, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Drake, Elvis Presley, Sam Cook, and Johnny Cash, to name a few.
Thrilling audiences with sleek, playful, astonishing a capella, Rockapella has become one of the world’s
most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. They continue to show every
audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality.
“There’s nothing in the way between us and the audience; it’s very human music,” says Rockapella’s human beatbox, Jeff Thacher. “No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors…but never lame.”
Since the early ’90s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” they’ve toured the globe and provided a funky, powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete, contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch.
The New York Times rates Rockapella as “pure entertainment”.
If you’re still teetering on the fence, check them out before you buy your ticket, taking in a few songs on their website, www.rockapella.com. The best seats in the house are being claimed quickly! Tickets are $33 plus tax. Purchase 24/7 at www.SavorTheArts.org, or call 715-424-2787 during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. You can also visit the Arts Council office at 1040 8 th Street South, Suite 101, in Wisconsin Rapids.
Sponsors for Rockapella include Mead Witter Foundation, Thrivent Financial, and WAOW Channel 9.