Pentatonix to perform at 2017 Nebraska State Fair – Grand Island Independent


Pentatonix, the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, will perform Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. at the Nebraska State Fair.

The concert will be outdoors. This is the first big announcement for the outdoor concert series at the State Fair. Tickets will be available this Friday (March 24).

Pentatonix has sold more than six million albums in the U.S. alone. They’ve won three Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows around the world.

“Pentatonix integrates their perfect harmonies with basslines, riffing, percussion and beat boxing into a sound that, even without an instrument on stage, blows the door off every performance,” said Chelsey Jungck, events and entertainment director. “They put together their ensemble in 2011 and over 6 years have catapulted into a group with not only commercial success, but also online — with their YouTube channel boasting close to 13 million subscribers, yielding over 2 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200.”

In October 2016, Pentatonix released their third holiday album, “A Pentatonix Christmas,” which has been certified platinum, spending two consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Top 200 Chart as well as reaching #1 on iTunes and Amazon.

The album includes a cover of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which reached No. 2 on the iTunes singles chart, generating 20 million video views in its first week (more than 130 million total) and has since been certified gold. The group’s newest release, “PTX Vol. 4 Classics,” comes out April 7 and features their Grammy Award-winning performance of “Jolene” with Dolly Parton, as well as an arrangement of the John Lennon classic “Imagine.”

Pentatonix also starred in their first network Christmas special, “A Pentatonix Christmas Special,” which aired twice on NBC last December, garnering 13 million views across the two airings. The special featured music from all three Pentatonix holiday albums. A “Pentatonix Christmas” follows 2014’s 2x Platinum “That’s Christmas To Me,” which features the group’s Grammy Award winning arrangement for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” In 2015 the group released its first tour documentary, “On My Way Home,” and appeared in the feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.”

“Every year we try and bring something new to the party,” Jungck said. “We’ve wanted to bring a cappella to the State Fair for many years – and there is no better a cappella, than Pentatonix.”

Tickets will be available Friday, March 24. on Etix.com and are also available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office. Tickets cost $70 for the pit and $40 for general admission plus gate and fees.


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