New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Reed Grimm, a native of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, started his life on stage. At the age of 2 he joined his musical family’s nationally touring act. After picking up the drum set at age 12 he played in several bands, but it wasn’t until his band Shoeless Revolution that he blended drumming with lead singing. Touring extensively throughout the country, Shoeless traded sets with acts such as Cold War Kids, the Flaming Lips, the Black Keys, and the Roots. In 2011 his audition for American Idol caught the attention of the judges, carrying him through to the live rounds, where he performed for 20 million viewers, eventually landing at #14 on season 11. He recently released his debut solo album Reminders, which was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Reed has traveled the world performing at festivals, schools, hospitals, has made multiple trips overseas to perform for members of the US military. He has also collaborated with several nonprofits to help their unique missions flourish.