Who is Justin Furstenfeld you ask?
Well to start, he is the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist for platinum-selling, world-famous rock band Blue October. He has written at least ten top 40 Hot Alternative Singles spread out over eight albums. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other than being a badass rocker, there is so much more than what meets the eye when it comes to this handsomely tattooed man.
Born in Houston, this Texas-based artist is a producer, author, family man, leader and storyteller, who excels at sharing his past experiences and hard-learned mistakes. This native Southerner is an example, inspiration and motivation. Even after all the years of touring and struggling through stardom, he’s established his home-base in San Marcos, Texas, where he resides with his family.
The Ice House on Main will be hosting Justin Furstenfeld’s event “An Open Book,” for a night of real and raw music and more. On Feb. 17, doors will open at 7, and the music will begin at 8 p.m.
Furstenfeld prepares to open up about the mental illnesses that he has struggled and dealt with his entire life. He talks in-depth about each of his songs, helping the audience understand the emotions that went through his mind as he wrote each of them.
In 2009, this singer even published his first novel, titled “Crazy Making – The Words and Lyrics of Justin Furstenfeld,” in which he opens up and gets brutally honest about what it’s like to struggle with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
“Last year at the Grand Stafford actually we actually hosted Justin Furstenfeld’s in ‘An Open Book’ on Feb 17, 2017. Which coincidentally that’s the same date that we booked him for this year too!” said General Manager of newly reopened Grand Stafford and Ice House in Downtown Historic Bryan. “We expect to have a sold out show and around 420 people attending this upcoming event.”
This is a very unique opportunity, as Mr. Furstenfeld will even offer autographs on merchandise. Talk about back-stage access.
Audience members have respectfully been asked to keep cameras off during the meet and greet, and there is no cell phone usage policy during the after show. But don’t worry, cameras and photos will be allowed during the actual show, just no flashes or selfie sticks!
Tickets may be purchased at www.showclix.com, but I would hurry, because the last time I spoke with the Ice House they were almost sold out.