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‘American Idol’ Star Crystal Bowersox To Play The Historic Wheeler Opera House This Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      November 29, 2016

 

Contact: Gena Buhler                                                                                               Craig Boleman

                  970-920-5790                                                                                            972-717-5181

                [email protected]                                                             [email protected]

                                                                                

‘American Idol’ Star Crystal Bowersox To Play The Historic Wheeler Opera House This Saturday

with Special Guest Grammy-nominated Seth Glier

 

Aspen, CO (November 29, 2016): The Wheeler Opera House will present Americana singer-songwriter and “American Idol” star Crystal Bowersox as the opening performance of the venue’s 2016-17 winter season on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Bowersox, who was the popular runner-up in the ninth season of ‘Idol,’ has released two albums of music ranging from rock to indie folk and gospel. Special guest Seth Glier will also perform. Single tickets are $25 with a limited number of $75 VIP tickets that include a meet-and-greet with Bowersox. Tickets are available now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.

A native of Elliston, Ohio, Crystal Bowersox moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to pursue her music career. After busking at several train stations and performing at open mics around the city, she auditioned for the ninth season of “American Idol,” where guest judge Shania Twain said that she had a “raw, natural talent.” Her competition on the series was complicated by health concerns stemming from her type 1 diabetes, an issue she later announced she hoped to bring awareness to in her post-“Idol” career. Indeed, one of her most prominent charities throughout her touring life has been the Lilly Diabetes care organization.

Bowersox’s debut album, “Farmer’s Daughter,” was released in December 2010, shortly after her “American Idol” success, and peaked at Number 2 on the US Rock charts. She performed the album’s title song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” days later. Her sophomore album was released over two years later, titled “All That for This.”

Bowersox’s special guest performer, Seth Glier, is a Grammy Award-nominated acoustic singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. A strong advocate for autism awareness, Glier says that his years taking care of his non-verbal older brother were some of his biggest influences on his life and music. The result has been four road-tested albums performed by Glier with his guitar and piano. He and Bowersox are no strangers, either—she appeared in a duet music video performance of the title track of his latest album, “If I Could Change One Thing,” last year.

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ABOUT WHEELER OPERA HOUSE: 

Since 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s community performance venue and has become the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events, opera, and more. In recent years, the Wheeler has been a leader in producing exceptional festivals in Aspen, celebrating the comedy arts, global issues, and the craft of songwriting.

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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