Point Native Returns to Help ‘Fix the Fox’
For the City Times
On Tuesday, May 26th Michelson Hall will host the band I’m Not a Pilot, featuring Stevens Point native and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra cellist Peter Thomas.
The concert is the latest in the “Fix the Fox” benefit series, which includes concerts and performing arts events designed to generate both interest and seed money to support the renovation of The Fox on Main.
Thomas heard of this effort and reached out to the Fox board in hopes of contributing.
“We are fortunate to have an incredibly talented and generous music scene in Stevens Point,” said Greg Wright, president of The Fox on Main. “We have been humbled by the number of musicians either currently playing in (Stevens) Point or who got their start here that have reached out to us in hopes of contributing their talent to our cause.”
Wright says this further supports their market research, which suggests that The Fox on Main will function best as a flexible-use venue that grows the live-music scene in Central Wisconsin. The Fox board hopes to take advantage of its acoustic, originally built as a grand opera house, to provide an intimate listening experience for patrons of great music.
“That we consistently produce such high-quality musicians and performers is a great testament to the health of the arts & entertainment scenes in Portage County,” says Wright. “We are eager to open a venue of an equal caliber.”
Voted Best Rock Band 2010, 2011, and 2013 in Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express Weekly, Best Rock Band 2011 at WYMS 88.9fm Radio Milwaukee Music Awards (Song of the Year 2014 nomination), and nominated for a plethora of awards including Band of the Year 2012 at the Wisconsin Area Music Awards, I’m Not A Pilot has toured the Midwest (and Texas, Tennessee) extensively performing at colleges, high schools, performing arts centers, music venues/clubs, music festivals and house concerts. Their music combines rolls and crashes of drums and lush textures of piano and cello with dark lyrical content, warm vocal melodies, and a very unique sound.
I’m Not A Pilot’s music can be heard on iTunes, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Amazon, and CD Baby or on their website www.imnotapilot.com/ .
The concert will feature two 52-minute sets, starting at 7 PM at Michelson Hall in the Noel Center for Fine Arts. Donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds going to support The Fox on Main.
For more information, visit thefoxonmain.org.