LANSING - The 30th Annual Silver Bells in the City welcomes the talented DIY pop group, AJR to perform on stage as the headline performers. The band, presented by Citizens Insurance, will perform Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 immediately following the fireworks, between 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on the steps of the State Capitol.
AJR, the band of three brothers - Adam, Ryan and Jack- may be the first independent, DIY pop group from New York to make a splash, and they’ve done so by writing, recording and producing all their own songs in their Chelsea living room. The band combines music from the ’50s and ’60s with more modern music giving them a sound that’s both electric and folksy.
Eight years ago, the brothers got their musical start busking in Central Park and Washington Square, singing Jackson 5 covers, and, later, their own material. The band has achieved a startling quick level of success with “I’m Ready,” a buoyant electro-pop single that’s received over one million YouTube views, has sold thousands of singles each week, was featured in Billboard and the New York Post, and heavy airplay on pop radio’s coveted SiriusXM “Hits 1.
”Their tour dates last fall included shows with The Wanted, Demi Lovato, and Hoodie Allen. Their ‘6foot1’
EP includes “I’m Ready,” along with quintessential NY songs “Woody Allen,” “Growing Old on Bleecker Street,” and the anthemic “After Hours.”
The 30th annual Silver Bells in the City is made possible through the support of many generous area sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor, the Lansing Board of Water and Light. The Electric Light Parade sponsors are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 665 and the Lansing Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. The fireworks show is generously sponsored by Lake Trust Credit Union and the Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.
Learn more about the artist by visiting www.ajrbrothers.com. The performers will be available Friday, Nov. 21 for media interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact Jenna Meyer on behalf of Downtown Lansing Inc. at 517-267-1502 ext. 203. For more information about Silver Bells in the City, please visit www.silverbellsinthecity.org.
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