7TH AVE. BAND SWINGS INTO BOCA

7th Ave., a vocal quartet that combines elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and much more, will be performing at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton on Feb. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. 

Founded by Chris Rupp, the group takes pride in introducing a fresh twist in their musical stylings.  Each member of the group has a unique performance background, allowing them to truly connect with their audiences. 

Prior to bringing his talents to 7th Ave., Rupp served as the founder and musical director of the country vocal band Home Free for 15 years.  While working alongside Home Free, Rupp also spent the past decade teaching piano, guitar and voice privately.  

“We could not be more excited for Chris’ future musical endeavors and cannot wait to see all of the content that is coming our way,” said the band in a statement. “This is a culmination of 15 years of hard work and we support him 100 percent, and we want you to support him as well.”

Alongside Rupp in 7th Ave. is Adam Bastien, an individual who studied music at the University of Michigan-Flint and has traveled all over the world as a singer on numerous cruise ships. In addition to this, Bastien has also been a part of multiple acapella groups, including The Alleycats, Blue Jupiter and Home Free. 

With Rupp and Bastien at the helm, 7th Ave. hopes to forever change how music is perceived and experienced in the modern age of innovation.  Following this mission, their production lineup features hits from Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley and more.

“Their music is truly powerful and uplifting,” said Del Cullen, local avid fan.  “It is always a great day when they upload new content, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to see them live.”

At its roots, 7th Ave. is designed to put on a show.  By bringing their fresh set of skills to Boca, the group promises to delight all in attendance.

For additional information on the band, visit 7thaveband.com.  Students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets for $25 by visiting thewick.org or by calling (561) 995-2333. 

Nicole Cleri

Nicole Cleri, a 19-year-old from Port St. Lucie, is a sophomore/junior in the 3.0 program. She aspires to become a journalist beyond college. When not at school, Cleri loves to be with her friends and family, or working at one of her three jobs.

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