Dreamer Mark J. Lindquist Announces His Biggest Dream... Vegas
Things are looking up in 2016 for World Touring Entertainer and Motivational Singer Mark J. Lindquist and his 17 piece big band. Ever since he announced to the world at his debut shows at the historic Fargo Theatre that his dream is to see his big band underneath the shining lights of Vegas, doors have been opening up for Lindquist.
"It has only been a few weeks and we have already heard from entertainment directors in Vegas who may be interested in the show. No promises yet, but my stated goal is to play in Vegas... and I see that happening in 2016" said Lindquist.
Just as the headline above states, Mark J. Lindquist is on...
Motivational Speaker Mark J. Lindquist Shows Audiences How to Follow Your Own Dreams
Audiences all over the nation sit in their chairs at conferences and conventions and hear Nationally Recognized Motivational Speaker Mark J. Lindquist tell his inspiring story. Now, they have another reason to subscribe to the wisdom and teachings of this 34 year old achiever and dreamer.
This past weekend, Lindquist took the stage in front of a sold out house on the debut weekend of his big band. He produced the show, pulled together the creative and technical elements of his team and brought a level of entertainment to the city of Fargo that left one audience member saying, "Mark has raised the bar for entertainment in this town, probably forever."
World touring entertainer and nationally recognized motivational speaker Mark J. Lindquist cues his 17 piece big...
The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band Accomplished a One in a Billion Feat
You've heard "You're one in a million." But how often do you hear "One in a billion?" Well, that's what the Mark J. Lindquist Big Band accomplished this weekend on November 21st, 2015. Let us break it down to you like a fraction.
The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band took the stage at the historic Fargo Theatre this past weekend for their debut performance. They sold out Saturday night's house. They sold over 1200 tickets over the weekend. They sold the tickets for $35.00. Remember, this was their very first performance, ever.
Let's examine how rare this is.
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them get to headline their own show? 1 in 1,000?
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show and sell out the house? 1 in 10,000?
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show, sell out the house, and charge $35.00 a ticket? 1 in 100,000?
Now for the real question.
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show, sell out the house, and charge $35.00 a ticket and do all of that on the very first weekend the band exists? Remember, The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band didn't exist prior to 7:45pm on Friday, November 20th, 2016. That night, they sold 350 tickets. The next night they sold out a house of over 850 seats. Think about it. That is a stat line that's pretty hard to put together if you haven't played a single house, ever. If you go to the local dive bar and ask the owner to headline Friday night at the bar, they will ask you for a promo reel, they will ask you for a demo tape. They will want to see something that you've done. If you say to that bar owner, "I don't have anything to show you, we don't exist yet. Right now we're just an idea." They will laugh at you. They will tell you to come back once you've gained a following. They will kick you right out the door.
The point is, before you exist as a band, you couldn't even get a gig at the local dive bar, much less sell out a theatre.
The Mark J. Lindquist has done something that we think is 1 in 1,000,000,000. That's one in a billion for those of you counting the commas. Have 6 or 7 people in the history of the world done this before?
Headline your own show. Sell out a house and over 1200 tickets on your debut weekend. Charge $35.00 a ticket. Our guess is that if you do that, you'll be the sixth or seventh person to do that. One in a billion.
The lights were bright on an evening in November when The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band...
The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band plays to a packed house on opening weekend
The debut weekend of The Mark J. Lindquist didn't disappoint. On Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band packed the historic Fargo Theatre with fans of the big band sound. World touring entertainer and showman, Mark J. Lindquist brought a Vegas style show to the stage and the audience members were blown away. "One of the best I've ever seen" and "Probably the best show of my life" were the comments from the audience following the sold out Saturday night show. Learn more about the Mark J. Lindquist Big Band at www.markjlindquist.com
The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band thrilled audiences with songs like...
Mark J. Lindquist Invited to Bowl at the White House
World Touring Entertainer Mark J. Lindquist and seven of his closest buddies were invited to go bowling at the White House on President Barack Obama's 50th Birthday. After the fun social outing, the vocalists performed for staffers at the White House.
"It's not every day that you get to go bowling on the same lanes as Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, Bush I and II...
Mark J. Lindquist is Honored as the 2nd Place Male Vocalist in the United States Air Force for 2011
Staff Sergeant Mark J. Lindquist came away with some hardware at the 2011 Worldwide Talent Contest held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas this past week. Lindquist, shown below, was awarded the 2nd place trophy for a male vocalist in the United States Air Force this year. His selection does not guarantee his placement on the 2011 Tops In Blue World Tour, as the organization values attributes beyond that of talent on stage as they seek to assemble a team of 34 Airmen who will best represent the United States of America and the US Air Force around the globe.
Staff Sergeant Mark J. Lindquist has been honored as 2nd place male vocalist at a recent talent competition...
USAF Staff Sergeant Mark J. Lindquist Selected for World Tour
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- Staff Sergeant Mark J. Lindquist, from the 324th Intelligence Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii has been selected to the United States Air Force's Tops In Blue and will spend 2011 entertaining the troops at major Air Force installations around the globe.
Mark J. Lindquist, an Ortonville, Minnesota native who is currently stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu,...