John Denver tribute concert in Monroe Oct. 4

Ted Vigil
Ted Vigil

Staff Report

MONROE, Wisconsin — At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, the songs and stories of legendary music icon John Denver are brought to life in the show A John Denver Musical Tribute, starring musician, singer and songwriter Ted Vigil. Vigil recreates the original concert experience in his tribute to John Denver.

Though Vigil resembles John Denver, both physically and musically, Vigil is not an impersonator. He creates one of the most accurate representations of any artist likely seen on stage. People miss John Denver, and Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. Vigil’s gift for the music, along with his polished and energetic performing style, presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.

Vigil was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia, Washington, area. He began singing for audiences at an early age. He started playing in the church folk band at age 8, and continued developing his talents as a drummer and singer in the concert, jazz, symphonic and marching bands throughout his high school years. After graduation, he began singing and playing drums in Top 40 bands and traveled all over the Northwest.

In 2006, he competed and won the first-place national title in Laughlin, Nevada’s “Talent Quest” involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. After his win, he began playing his John Denver tribute show, singing his way all over the U.S. He then went on to win Seattle’s Komo TV “Celebrity Look Alike Contest.” He now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed crowds selling out theaters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Kansas, and has played twice now for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, Colorado. Last year, Vigil was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association.

For the past three years, Vigil has also been performing with “Jamie’s Rock ’n’ Roll Legends,” singing in casinos, clubs, street fairs and festivals. Vigil shares his passion for bringing people together with his music, drawing in audiences of all ages. His love for people, family and communities working together for great causes, continue to be his main inspiration.

Reserved seat tickets to Vigil’s performance are $50. General admission is $35, $25 and $20 for adults, and $10 for students 18 and younger. Tickets are available through the Monroe Arts Center box office, 1315 11th St., in Monroe, Wisconsin, by calling (608) 325-5700 or 888-596-1249, or may be ordered online at www.monroeartscenter.com.

Posted Oct. 2, 2014

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