To show support for the Earthwork Music artist, the Grand Rapids Community Media Center has organized a live simulcast of the TV reality show, supporters urge fans to vote for Davis.
Michigan singer-songwriter Joshua Davis’ improbable run as a budding national TV star on “The Voice” has taken another impressive turn: watch parties organized to support his live appearance this week in the final rounds of the competition.
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Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Theatre announced that it has organized a watch party inside its Koning Micro-Cinema for a live simulcast of NBC’s “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Tuesday as Davis joins 19 other contestants in performing live on the popular reality TV show.
“Davis is a longtime friend to Wealthy Theatre and … has played on our stage many times, including an annual New Year’s Eve show with Starlight Six,” theatre director Erin Wilson wrote in a description posted Monday night on the Wealthy Theatre website, which urged fans to “come cheer on” the Michigan native.
Admission is free, and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
In Traverse City, where Davis and his family now reside, State Theatre announced last week that it would host a free watch party for “The Voice” on Tuesday with speakers from several nonprofit groups that Davis has supported also on hand.
Davis, 37, has credited Michigan’s music community and his fans for paving the way for his success on “The Voice” in Los Angeles, where’s he’s been rehearsing the past week. Davis, now on the team of judge Adam Levine, has progressed through the first three rounds of the competition, impressing all four judges along the way.
“It’s totally bizarre. It’s totally crazy,” Davis told Local Spins in describing the reaction of fans to his television appearances while praising Michigan’s music scene. “We’ve got so much talent per capita, I wish every one of them (fellow Michigan musicians) could feel just for a few minutes what I’ve been feeling the past few weeks.”
Fellow Earthwork Music artist Seth Bernard has helped rally support for Davis, urging his Michigan fan base to vote for him this week. Details about how fans can vote online starting Tuesday night are available at earthworkmusic.com/davisnation.
“It’s very cool to see Josh’s depth and authenticity being celebrated and showcased in prime-time TV,” Bernard told Local Spins. “He’s always been a hero and an inspiration, and of course, a dear friend. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if it wasn’t for Joshua Davis.”
He stressed that Wealthy Theatre is a small space and will fill up fast for Tuesday’s watch party, with Bill Chesney representing Earthwork Music and WYCE-FM (88.1) program director Matt Jarrells representing WYCE and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. More details online at grcmc.org.
Read more about Davis and see more videos of his performances on “The Voice” at Local Spins here.
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