Fresh Fall Fest Tickets
Fresh Fall Fest tickets
Fresh Fall Fest is the brainchild of New York radio station 102.7, also known as "Fresh 102.7." The popular pop station puts on its music festival in the fall at New York City's famous Madison Square Garden venue. The Fresh Fall Fest tour showcases some of the up-and-coming musical talent that station DJs play over its airwaves.
Fresh Fall Fest history
After three decades of fame as definitive rock station WNEW 102.7, and a brief stint as an all-talk radio station, Fresh 102.7 now airs a mix of contemporary and pop rock selections for a new generation of listeners. The Fresh Fall Fest is an extension of the station, allowing it to feature live the artists that it showcases on its airwaves.
The station held its first Fresh Fall Fest in October 2013 in New York City's iconic Beacon Theatre. The lineup that year included Kodaline, Daughtry, American Authors, Dog Society and The Fray. Fresh 102.7 played the music of all five bands on their daily hit lists, ensuring that listeners would be familiar with the songs, and more likely to snap up Fresh Fall Fest tickets. American Authors was just off the release of its self-titled debut album, after rising to fame on their hit song, "Best Day of My Life."
Fresh Fall Fest 2014 saw performances by Neon Trees, Ingrid Michaelson, Bleachers, Matt Nathanson and Nico & Vinz. Just as with the first festival, the artists were all popular singers of the day, with hits on the Billboard charts sometime during that same year. This became the format for the annual Fresh Fall Fest tour. For instance, Nico & Vinz - an Afro-Norwegian duo - had the summer hit song, "Am I Wrong?," which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Neon Trees' "Sleeping with a Friend" reached No. 51 in May 2014.
The next year, Fresh Fall Fest made a big move to Madison Square Garden, a venue that accommodates nearly 21,000 people. Fresh Fall Fest 2015 featured more star power, headlining Duran Duran on the band's reunion tour. The rest of the lineup was nothing to scoff at either, including Adam Lambert, Rachel Platten, Phases and A Great Big World.
In 2016, Fresh Fall Fest featured OneRepublic, back with a new album, Oh My My. Phillip Phillips - winner of American Idol's 11th season - and Mike Posner filled out the night's roster. The fifth annual Fresh Fall Fest in 2017 had powerhouse performer (and the first-ever American Idol winner) Kelly Clarkson, along with Julia Michaels and James Arthur.
Fresh Fall Fest venue
Madison Square Garden has a long and storied history, beginning with the first "arena" bearing its name - which was little more than a large, semi-permanent Big Top venue created by P.T. Barnum. Today's Madison Square Garden is its fourth iteration, and the site of sporting events and concerts. Both the New York Rangers ice hockey and New York Knicks basketball teams call Madison Square Garden home.
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