Concert series to wrap up with 7th Ave performance
The Concordia Concert Association 2018-19 season will wrap up with a performance by 7th Ave, a mixed vocal quartet, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Grand Theatre.
Admission for the concert is by membership only. New members for the 2019-20 season must show their membership receipt at the door to attend.
Memberships for the 2019-2020 season can be purchased at the door.
7th Ave is a group of four singers, two men and two women, brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder and director of the country vocal band Home Free for 15 years.
From the mind of Rupp comes a new vocal quartet which is ready to forge a new identity in the music world. Each member has a unique musical performance background, allowing for exciting possibilities.
Combining the elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and more, 7th Ave is aiming to re-invent and uproot the standard definition of all of those genres through innovative arrangements and fun performances.
Rupp was born and raised in Mankato, Minn. where he spent his life surrounded by music with his mom as a professional musician.
After graduating from Mankato State University, Rupp spent the next 10 years teaching privately and working to building Home Free into the sensation it is today after their 2013 season and victory on the Sing-Off. He has collaborated with artists such as Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys and others, and has released his own solo album.
7th Ave also includes Tristin Rupp and Adam Bastien.
Tristin Rupp graduated from Mankato State with a degree in musical theatre and now pursues singing, acting and dancing in Los Angeles. She has been seen on “Criminal Minds”, “Shark Tank” and the film “About Last Night” with Kevin Hart.
Bastien is from a small town in Michigan and began singing at the early age of 12, mostly in the form of duets with Celine Dion CDs. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has traveled the world as a singer on cruise ships, along with singing with several a cappella vocal groups including The Alleycats, Blue Jupiter and Home Free.
At the time the biographical information was released, the fourth member of 7th Ave had not yet been decided.