posted October 6, 2011

Hope College Concert Series to Feature Brooke Waggoner on Oct. 17

The Hope College Concert Series will feature Brooke Waggoner on Monday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. 
 
Waggoner will headline with a full band, featuring an assortment of instruments including violin and cello. She will play selections from various albums, including her most recent offering, "Go Easy Little Doves." Both the album and its predecessor, "Heal for the Honey," debuted at number one on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and have received widespread praise. 
 
"The Wall Street Journal" has said that "Go Easy Little Doves" "embraces a surprising, unconventional, sophisticated style of pop that veers toward the symphonic...  With specificity and emotional range, the songs transcend the 'atmospheric' genre." 
 
Her debut release, "Fresh Pair of Eyes," was called "one of the most exciting releases to come out of America in 2007" by the "London Sunday Times." 
 
In 2009, Waggoner won the Nashville Music Award for "NBN Emerging Artist" of the year and was nominated for an Independent Music Award for "Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album." In 2010, Waggoner released a live DVD of one of her concerts featuring a full orchestra. 
 
Her music has appeared on numerous TV shows, including ABC Family's "Greek," "Kyle XY" and "Pretty Little Liars"; ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; CBS's "Ghost Whisperer"; and Lifetime's "Army Wives." Waggoner has also been a part of the long-running and award-winning NPR radio show "Mountain Stage." 
 
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $3 for Hope College students, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Public tickets are also available for purchase online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 
 
The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St. 
 
The doors will open on the night of the concert at 7:30 p.m. and an opening band will begin the show at 8 p.m.