Two Springfield musical acts are in the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition which determines who will carry out because the opening act of Audacy Live 2022 on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
i.V KiNG, a solo pop artist, and The Wandering Found, a rock band, symbolize Springfield in Audacy’s Opening Act. The competition’s winner will carry out on the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 22 and obtain $10,000.
Opening Act is a public voting primarily based competition. Through a sequence of voting rounds that started in mid-July, the general public helps decide the winner. There are 128 artists remaining in the quarterfinals. Public voting for this spherical ends on Thursday, Sept 1.
The grand prize winner shall be introduced on Sept. 15.
For Ivy Shulte, 35, her i.V KiNG persona permits her to be wild and enjoyable on stage, whereas offering an outlet to share her experiences as a queer lady in southwest Missouri.
For Shulte, the writing course of is its personal sort of remedy, permitting her to discover her emotions in a distinct, distinctive method.
“I know who I’m writing for,” Shulte stated. “I’m writing for myself, first and foremost, but I know that I’m writing for the LGBTQ community and that’s who I want to hear my music. I want lots of people to hear my music, but they’re my audience.”
As of Friday, Shulte was in fourth place inside her subgroup of 10. She should be in first place by Sept. 1 to maneuver on to the subsequent spherical of the competition. While she’s nervous, Shulte stated she’s attempting to relish in her gratitude for the chance.
“I have lived in a state in my music career where I’ve been so hyper-terrified that something is going to go terrible or good,” Shulte stated. “I just don’t live that way anymore. I’m just living in the moment with all of this.”
Before performing as a solo artist two years in the past, Shulte carried out as a drummer in a church band and a number of other different teams.
About 10 years in the past, Shulte met Jake Wesley Rogers, an American pop musician, who invited her to play drums with him. For a number of years, the 2 performed collectively underneath the band identify LUX. More lately, Shulte toured with Chappell Roan, a pop singer and songwriter, primarily based in L.A., who obtained her begin in Springfield.
In addition to her work as i.V KiNG, Shulte preforms in The Mixtapes, a ’90s tribute band primarily based in Springfield.
See i.V KiNG carry out stay at
- MIDXMIDWST in downtown Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 10
- Joplin Pride on the Joplin Arts District on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.
- Hole in the Wall in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
To vote for Shulte, go to theopenact.com/2022/i-v-king.
More:Due to ‘overwhelming demand,’ Garth Brooks now performing 3 reveals at Thunder Ridge Arena
The Wandering Found
When the unique six members of The Wandering Found got here collectively, it wasn’t about beginning a band. It was to execute a challenge that frontman and lead vocalist Thomas Yonke wished to see grow to be a actuality.
While touring for a choir efficiency, Yonke learn “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven. The fiction younger grownup novel explores Niven’s personal experiences with survivor’s guilt.
As he learn, Yonke wrote notes throughout the margins and dog-eared pages. After ending the e-book on the journey, Yonke felt a powerful want to remodel his personal feelings concerning the story into music.
Getting again, Yonke started to recruit buddies who knew find out how to sing, play music and produce “All the Bright Places,” a five-minute music primarily based on the novel. The music is part of the band’s first album, “The Great Manifesto.”
What began as a gaggle of buddies making a single challenge has became a five-man band during the last a number of years.
As of Friday, The Wandering Found was in fifth place of their group of 10.
Yonke stated a very powerful lesson the band has discovered all through the competition is the significance of neighborhood.
“We’ve learned a lot about how we want to go about doing things as a band, in terms of interacting with our fans and reaching out to our community,” Yonke stated. As the band strikes ahead, the members are brainstorming how they’ll higher join with those that have been supporting them.
One method is thru TikTook movies posted every day on The Wandering Found’s social Media. Since entering into the quarterfinals, the band has posted movies of Yonke doing foolish duties, like strolling on Legos or doing parkour at Park Central Square. The movies permit the band to have interaction with their followers, whereas having enjoyable and exhibiting their goofy sides.
“At this point, everything now just feels like a blessing,” Yonke stated concerning the competition.
Currently, the band is in the method of producing its newest EP, working with a music producer primarily based in Kansas City.
See The Wandering Found carry out a Foo Fighters tribute stay at Blackthorn Pizza & Pub in Joplin on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.
To vote for The Wandering Found, go to theopenact.com/2022/the-wandering-found.
More:19 fall festivals to attend in Springfield and all through the Ozarks in 2022
How to vote
There are two sorts of voting in the competition: free and paid votes. To solid a free vote, people should confirm with a financial institution card or Facebook account. No funds are drawn from one’s financial institution card, until licensed. Voters who confirm with a Facebook account can vote as soon as a day and voters who confirm with a card can vote twice a day.
Paid voting advantages the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. $1 equals one vote and there’s a $10 minimal.
In addition to the opening efficiency and $10,000, the grand prize winner will even win:
- Six VIP tickets for the live performance on the Hollywood Bowl
- Roundtrip airfare and floor transportation for six people
- Two resort lodging in Los Angeles
- Meet and greets with choose artists on the live performance
- Professional rehearsal area and personal dressing room previous to the live performance
- 20-minute critiques from two document label executives
Last 12 months, pop rock gospel duo Young in a Million opened for the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Doja Cat, Maroon 5, Saweetie, Shawn Mendes and The Kid Laroi.
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater situated in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. It has been thought of a premiere vacation spot for music performances because it opened in 1922.
Formerly Radio.com, Audacy is an audio content material and leisure firm, offering an area for information, sports activities, podcasts and music.