The 1920s was a decade of musical innovation with the rise of jazz music amidst the chaos and boom of post-World War I America. To usher in the upcoming 2020s, musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will bring its “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0” tour to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
“Last time around the ’20s gave us jazz, America’s one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s?” said creator Scott Bradlee. “One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of folks that are tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We’re using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles, and come join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style — live and in real life.”
Tickets are on sale for a cost of $24 to $60. Tickets can be purchased through the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., in person from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at mcpa.org, or by calling 419-423-2787 during box office hours.
Postmodern Jukebox, a musical collective and performance group of more than 50 vocalists, dancers and musicians, aims to reimagine current popular music as songs from bygone eras.
Started by Bradlee in 2009, the group has toured the world, playing shows to sold-out venues on six continents. They have performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and have been featured by NPR Music, NBC News, Time and The Huffington Post.
The group has amassed over 4.2 million subscribers on YouTube, with over a billion video views. The group posts a new video each week that covers a popular song. Covers have included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Radiohead’s “Creep,” and more.
The “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0” tour will include performances in nearly 250 cities.
“When creating a touring version of the Postmodern Jukebox concept, we work on pairing the right talent with the right material and building a unique and amazing experience for Postmodern Jukebox fans,” Bradlee says. “Get ready for the most sensational ’20s party this side of ‘The Great Gatsby.'”