Parachute, a pop-rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, will be performing at The University of Findlay’s Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13.
Opening for the group will be Ben Rector, an American musician from Nashville, Tennessee whose most recent album, “The Walking in Between,” debuted at No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
Tickets will be available at the UF Box Office located in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Fireside Lounge, or by phone at (419) 434-5335. They will cost $20 for community members. UF students will receive two free tickets; additional tickets will cost $10 each. UF faculty and staff can each receive one free ticket, and will be charged $10 for each additional ticket.
Parachute’s four-member group includes Will Anderson on vocals, guitar and piano; Johnny Stubblefield on drums; Kit French on keyboards, vocals and saxophone; and Alex Hargrave on bass guitar. They’re known for their upbeat tempos adorned with just the right amount of blues.
In 2009 members released their first major label debut album, “Losing Sleep,” and their second, “The Way it Was,” was released in 2011. “Overnight,” which dropped in 2013, reached No. 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Parachute has opened for performers such as Kelly Clarkson and The Goo Goo Dolls, and appeared in an episode of “Live from Daryl’s House.”
For more information on the band, visit its website at www.weareparachute.com
The event is being sponsored by The University of Findlay Student Government Association.