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Group to perform at theater in Rock Springs


March 20, 2019

7th Ave, a group of vocalists brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of Home Free and the “Chris Rupp Project,” will perform March 26 at the Broadway Theater. 7th Ave presents a new sound that combines elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and much more. The band uses a blend of a cappella, live piano or guitar and tracked accompaniment and is aiming to reinvent and uproot the standard definitions of all of those genres and forge a new identity in the music world. The concert’s program may include “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Route 66,” “Uptown Funk,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “At Last” and “Hallelujah.”

The concert is open to members of the Sweetwater County Concert Association and tickets are available to the public at $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students through high school. Tickets can be purchased at the Rock Springs and Green River chambers of commerce and will be available at the door as well as online at

7th Ave features Chris Rupp and his twin sister Tristan. Chris was the founder and musical director of the country vocal band Home Free for 15 years, and is now taking his skills and talents to his latest and greatest project, 7th Ave. Chris was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., and spent his whole life surrounded by music, as his mother is a professional musician as well. He graduated with a degree in music from Minnesota State University – Mankato, and spent the next decade teaching piano, guitar, and voice privately while at the same time working to build Home Free into the sensation that it is today, highlighted by their 2013 Season 4 victory on The Sing-Off. He has collaborated with such artists as Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Kira Isabella, Taylor Davis, Peter Hollens, Nick Lachey, Jewel, Patrick Stump, and Shawn Stockman. He also has released his own solo album of original music, Shine, as well as a collection of classical piano pieces.

Tristin comes from the very musical Rupp family. She earned her BFA degree in Musical Theatre from Minnesota State University - Mankato. She now pursues singing, acting, and dancing in Los Angeles. You may have seen her on “Criminal Minds,” the film “About Last Night” with Kevin Hart, and the popular TV show, “Shark Tank.” She also teaches dance fitness classes all around southern CA and co-operates an on-line dance fitness channel called, “TnT Dance Factory.” She is a co-director, co-choreographer, and co-musical director for children’s musicals all around the greater Los Angeles area with the production company, Encore Arts.

She also tours the world with the award winning “Haute Chile Productions,” providing tailored high-end events for private, society, corporate, and celebrity clients. Tristin has modeled for Target, Aveda, Wella, Best Buy, and for Suzanne Summers on ShopNBC among others. She has appeared in a national Great Clips commercial, and did a promo for American Idol.

This is the final concert of the 2018-2019 season; memberships for the 2019-2020 season will be available at this time.

The concert association is a local nonprofit group whose mission is to bring the best in live professional entertainment to the residents of Sweetwater County at the lowest cost possible. The association is run by local volunteers and has no paid staff. Concerts are booked more than a year in advance; the association uses Allied Concert Services out of Minneapolis as their booking agent.


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