Pheasant Run Resort PRESSROOM
Jacob Tolliver Brings Unique Story to Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run
St Charles, IL - January, 15, 2019 - Jacob Tolliver is a phenomenon of fate. He is also a tremendously gifted musician, singer and entertainer with a great story to tell. At the age of nine years old in his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, Jacob rejected conventional piano lessons and refused to practice. Five short years later the 14 year old "rediscovered" the piano and within three months the teen prodigy taught himself to play and sing like the pioneers of Rock and Roll he so admired. Videos of Jacob's electrifying performances around Ohio were widely shared on YouTube, and before his 18th birthday Jacob was cast in role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet.
During a visit back home in Portsmouth, friends posted a video of Jacob jamming on an old piano in the back of the local hardware store. This video went viral overnight and features 1.6 million shares to date. As fate would have it, Jacob auditioned for American Idol and rose through the ranks appearing on three televised episodes. His American Idol appearances caught the attention of ‘The Killer' himself, Rock and Roll pioneer, Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis and, as a result, Jacob received an invitation to meet Mr. Lewis in person at his home in Mississippi. The two became fast friends and last year Jacob was invited to tour with Jerry Lee as his opening act; a rare occurrence as Mr. Lewis seldom uses opening acts.
Jacob is currently embarking on his own solo career, writing and recording new original music in Nashville with number one hit songwriter Rick Ferrell. Rick's massive credits include 2009 most played song of the decade ‘Something Like That' (aka The BBQ Stain song) and chart topping hits for Martina McBride and many others. In support of these efforts, Jacob is ready to hit the road with his own band of veteran Chicago based musicians, Mike Arturi (drums) Klem Hayes (bass) and Grant Tye (guitar).
Check out Jacob Tolliver and experience your own phenomenon of fate!
Jacob Tolliver will perform on the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Sunday, January 20th at 3 p.m. Tickets are just $15 and overnight packages are available. For more information, visit pheasantrun.com/mainstagetheater.
About Pheasant Run Resort
Pheasant Run Resort is one of the Midwest's largest resorts, located less than an hour from downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles, Illinois and within close proximity to all airports and transportation hubs. The resort features 293 spacious guest rooms, several restaurants, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, Zanies Comedy Club, Spa Vargas, and an 18-hole golf course. Pheasant Run Resort also offers 88,000 square feet of meeting space including 32 meeting rooms, an expo center, four distinct ballrooms, and a 320-seat tiered amphitheater. Pheasant Run is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group hostmark.com. For general information about the resort, call 630-584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com.