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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

Why Don't We

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 •  Friday, Aug. 23, 7:30 pm

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Why Don't We with special guests MAX and EBEN and Taylor Grey

Why Don't We

Since its formation in 2016, Why Don’t We haven’t stopped. Instead, these five young men—Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron—have forged ahead at warp speed. Prior to coming together, each member stood out as a performer in his own right. Marais and Besson often livestreamed in-home performances to massive audiences as Herron served up viral covers that generated tens of millions of views. Avery built a growing subscriber base on YouTube, and Seavey etched a space in the hearts of viewers on American Idol. They crossed paths during tours and fan engagements in the midst of these burgeoning solo careers. Soon, they found themselves on a group text where the idea of joining forces came up. The collective response: “Why don’t we?” Drawing on their respective talents and formidable followings, the group emerged as a phenomenon. Beyond generating more than 300 million YouTube views and 200 million Spotify streams during that period, the quintet released five EPs—Only The Beginning, Something Different, Why Don’t We Just, Invitation and A Why Don’t We Christmas. Along with singles such as the 2018 Ed Sheeran-penned single “Trust Fund Baby,” this avalanche of music represented an unconventional approach as the group’s audience constantly received new music at a record pace. The group sold out its first-ever headline tour throughout North America and followed that up by selling out an even bigger headliner in 2018.

MAX

MAX

As an iHeart 2019 ‘Best New Pop Artist’ nominee, MAX has been labeled by Billboard as a top pop star to watch. Born in New York City, the artist, actor and dancer has toured the world multiple times over and starred in critically acclaimed films and television shows. With the breakout success of his 2016 full-length album, Hell’s Kitchen Angel, MAX yielded an inescapable smash with his hit single “Lights Down Low.” The song generated 500 million streams globally, earned Double Platinum certifications in the U.S. and Canada, soared to No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, No. 7 at Top 40 radio, and No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Pop Radio airplay chart. With his sophomore album, House of Divine, on the way and a world tour in the works, 2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for MAX.

EBEN

EBEN

Hailing originally from Ohio, Los Angeles-based singer-producer EBEN released his debut Finally last year. The album features a collection of pop tracks with hip-hop influences and shot to No. 7 on the Apple Music Chart. Shortly after that, he released his six-track EP Past Hundred Days, which was co-written and co-produced by EBEN, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer R8DIO and Josh J. EBEN has been featured on Billboard, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" and more. Before joining the Why Don’t We tour as an opening act, he worked as part of the crew on the group’s previous two tours.

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