Tonic Sol Fa
December 10, 2017
This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella group TONIC SOL-FA brings their I Still Believe Holiday Tour to the Verizon Center Grand Hall on Sunday, December 10 at 7:00PM. Joining the group will be special guest and Mankato native Chris Rupp. Tickets range from $19.50 – $29.50, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $75.00. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10:00 AM, and can be purchased at the Verizon Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (2,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, building their financial base with a steady list of festivals and private shows that eventually led to numerous sold-out tours of theaters and small arenas.
Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, baritone and percussionist/vocal percussionist, Theo Brown, and bass, Jared Dove. Together the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Weird Al Yankovic, and were recently inducted in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame alongside Prince and Garrison Keillor. The new chapter in the evolution of Tonic Sol-fa continues.
Chris Rupp is a professional a cappella singer and instrumentalist, as both a solo artist and as a member of several bands, and has released 16 albums in his career. He is the founder of the Chris Rupp Project, 7th Ave, and Home Free – the wildly successful champions of NBC’S hit show, The Sing Off. Chris has more than 20 year of experience as a professional musician, performer, and vocalist, and his various videos have garnered over 150 million views on YouTube. He has collaborated with the likes of Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Peter Hollens, Jewel, Nick Lachey, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Patrick Stump (Fallout Boy).