Prepare to be wowed upon experiencing Allen Stone live at TEDxUniversityofNevada on January 27th! For those unfamiliar, Stone is a soul musician from the Seattle-area who is best known for his wide-ranging vocal talents and specifically his “buttery voice.” Critics describe Stone as an artist who possesses an “easy grace in blending everything from edgy soul-pop and earthy folk-rock to throwback R&B and Parliament-inspired funk.”
Stone recently wrapped a grueling 600-show tour and is now making quite the name for himself. He appeared recently on such shows as Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman. With his YouTube videos racking up views in the millions and another busy touring season ahead, Allen Stone is simply a can’t miss performance. Want to catch a glimpse?
Here’s a recent video with over 6.5 million views:
Or, listen to this rendition of “Sex & Candy” with nearly 5.5 million views:
To see what other people are saying, check out a few of these reviews from inspired fans who have recently posted to Stone’s Facebook page:
Because Stone’s father was a minister, as a child Stone spent a large amount of time watching his mom and dad sing together leading a congregation. As such, he honed his musical skills early. By age 11 he began self-recording and creating demo tapes, eventually moving to Seattle to pursue his music career. According to Stone: “I had an ’87 Buick and I’d drive up and down the west coast, playing any gig I could get just to try to put my music out there.” These days Stone is spending the majority of his time on the road, having performed across the globe for the past five years. In a recent article from the Seattle Times, he was quoted as saying: “I get high on playing for people. I get that real-time excitement. You do the thing on stage and see if people like it or not.”
According to Stone in an excerpt from his website: “There’ve been times in my life when records were my saving grace and really helped me to figure out who I am, and I’d love for my music to have that kind of impact on a kid who’s looking for his or her own place in this life … because I absolutely believe that if you’re going to stand at a microphone and say something, you need to recognize that as a privilege. You’ve got to be incredibly careful about it, and really put all your heart into the message that you’re sending out into the world.”
We will open doors to the event at 8 am, Saturday, January 27, 2018. It’s general admission seating so if you want a front row seat make sure to arrive early. The first session starts at 9 am. It features six speakers, including two talks on campus free speech and a talk by journalist Sharyl Attkisson from her book about fake news. The first session closes with a performance by newcomer Troi Irons.
The second session of the day will close with Allen Stone’s performance. Session two will also feature Georgetown University professor Christine Porath with a talk about civility from her new book, “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.”
The general admission ticket price is $100 and includes all speakers and performers as well as lunch and a morning break. Purchase 8 or more tickets at one time and you will receive our group discount rate of $90 per ticket. Students can purchase tickets for $30 by visiting the Wolf Shop on the University of Nevada campus or by emailing Bret Simmons at email@example.com.
One of the best TEDx events in the country is right here in Reno! Don’t miss it – get your tickets NOW. We will see you on January 27, 2018 for a day packed with information, inspiration and entertainment.