‘The Voice’ contestant to take stage

Press Release

The Backus Community Center is pleased to announce Kat Perkins, from Season 6 of “The Voice” television show, will perform this Saturday (March 10) at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance at Betty’s in Fort Frances, J&D Foods in Littlefork, and City Drug and Backus in the Falls, as well as at the door the night of the show.
They cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $25 for families (immediate family only, please).
Those in pre-kindergarten and younger are free.
Perkins grew up in Scranton, N.D. surrounded by a family of musicians and quickly knew at a young age that performing is what she wanted to make her life career.
After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, Perkins moved to Minneapolis to pursue music on a more professional scale.
She quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in the several projects and bands she formed over the years.
The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which went on to open for Bon Jovi, in addition to working with some of the music industry’s most well-known acts.
After a hiatus from performing due to vocal surgery, Perkins made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on Season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
She turned three chairs during her blind audition, charted in the top 5 on iTunes several times with her stand-out performances, and sailed to the finals with help from her coach, Adam Levine.
Being on “The Voice” brought new platforms of success and opportunities Perkins’ way.
She’s since gone on an average of two military tours per year to perform for the troops overseas and sold out venues across the U.S. with a variety of themed performances and tours.
She also began going into schools to speak to students about following their dreams, living a fearless life, and making a positive impact on the world.
The praise Perkins received from these presentations even led her to begin a non-profit foundation, The Rising Star Foundation, which provides scholarships and opportunity for aspiring musicians while also giving back to the local community.
For more information, contact Backus Community Center, located at 900 5th S., at 1-218-285-7225 or online at www.backusab.org