Crystal Bowersox to play second show at the La-Z-Boy Center


Due to popular demand, Monroe County Community College has added a second show by “American Idol” runner-up and Toledo-area native Crystal Bowersox.

The added show will take place at the college’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The original show, slated for Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., sold out in less than two hours.

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and are $30 for reserved seating.  They will be sold via phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover at (734) 384-4272 or in person.  In addition to the regular location for advance ticket sales – the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building Cashier’s Office on Main Campus – tickets will also be sold March 8 at the La-Z-Boy Center ticket window, which is usually reserved for day-of-show sales.

Discounts for groups, seniors, and MCCC staff and students do not apply to this event.  If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Humble beginnings and an undeniable passion for music have driven Bowersox to become one of the most recognized young voices and up-and-coming singer/songwriters in America.

Her emotive style, which combines many genres – most notably folk, rock and country –catapulted Bowersox from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America during her run to the finale of last year’s season of “American Idol.”

Along with an “old soul” of a voice, Bowersox’s care-free style and “don’t mess with me” attitude set her apart from the other contestants and eventually landed the self-taught songstress performances with the likes of the legendary Joe Cocker, Harry Connick Jr. and Alanis Morrissette.

Bowersox’s first studio release, “Farmer’s Daughter,” chronicles her personal experience of dealing with a dark childhood, finding love and happiness as a young woman, and everything in between.

“It’s my life story, and that includes the good and bad chapters,” said Bowersox, who grew up in rural Elliston, Ohio.  “I hope that people can appreciate the honesty in the lyrics and get to know me as a person through my music. I’m an open book, and this is my diary.”

Opening for Bowersox will be Monroe’s own Kevin Daniels.

The sponsors for the 2010-11 season events at MCCC are DTE Energy, Michigan Gas Utilities, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated and Siena Heights University.