DJ Marcus Wing, crowd reader and pleaser, opens for Macklemore

Disc Jockey Marcus Wing is a self-proclaimed crowd reader, crowd pleaser. St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Utah- based disc jockey, Marcus Wing, has gained a strong fan base in the state, and continues to grow; performing shows for Dixie State College, Southern Utah University, Heart of Dixie, and other area events and venues. Recently, Wing booked the spot as the opening DJ for the upcoming Macklemore concert on March 8 at Dixie State College.

Disc Jockey Marcus Wing is a self-proclaimed crowd reader, crowd pleaser. St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Although most people who attend Wing’s shows see the fun side of being a DJ, a large part of what makes this happen is what goes on behind the scenes.

“I have a sound company, I have a lighting company; not only am I a DJ but I’m an AV guy, the promoter for a lot of these shows, and I’m the guy hauling gear for all the shows,” Wing said. “I have about four full-time jobs.”

If all of this didn’t keep him busy enough, Wing is on the road for days at a time, in order to produce shows all over Utah and into Idaho. Furthermore, Wing is a family man with an amazingly supportive wife, and a third kid on the way.

“My family comes No. 1,” Wing said. “I’m able to support my family doing what I love, and it’s those fans who make it possible.”

Wing has risen to be the biggest thing in Utah, packing venues, and gaining the most loyal of fans. One of the factors that create this loyalty and consistency is the way he treats the people who attend his shows. Seeing them more as friends than fans, Wing often interacts with people lining up for shows, thanking them for their support. This respect is reciprocated in the form of loyalty and mutual respect.

“I was in Idaho last week, and I had groups and groups of people saying ‘hey man, I’ll see you at Macklemore.’ And that’s in Idaho! Rexburg! Eight hours away!”

Wing’s March 8 Macklemore concert at Dixie State College, presented by the Dixie Student life, has been promised as one of the largest shows ever to come to Dixie State.

“Marcus is a very interactive DJ. He’s great at getting the students excited and engaged at his events,” Sami Warnick, DSC Student Executive Council Member, said. “We’re excited for his participation at Macklemore; with very minimal marketing we are almost sold out. We had to negotiate more ticket sales after the first agreed upon amount sold out earlier last week.”

Fan-made Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hold their spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list, while pushing up on a half-dozen other lists. According to the Nielsen broadcast data systems report, “Thrift Shop” alone has 75 million audience impressions across all formats. And the numbers keep growing.

“The reason why I really pushed to be on this show was because he’s independent.” Wing said. “He built his own brand and pushed his own thing. That’s someone I can respect.”

Both Wing and Macklemore understand the importance of a loyal fan base; and this respect, as well as their remarkable talent, is driving thousands of people from a radius of at least 8 hours drive, and hundreds of miles to flock to the Dixie State College campus.

Tickets can be purchased at the Dixie State Box Office online, and are going fast. This will be a sellout show, and one you don’t want to miss.

Event Recap

What: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

When: March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Hansen Stadium at Dixie State College of Utah

Admission: $20 / (Standing room only)

Buy Tickets: Dixie State Box Office online / Dixie State College of Utah, 400 S 700 E / Telephone 435 652 7800

Content advisory: Explicit language; may not be appropriate for all audiences, discretion advised

Resources

Marcus Wing Facebook / Marcus Wing Website

Email: ccaldwell@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2013, all rights reserved.

Disc Jockey Marcus Wing is a self-proclaimed crowd reader, crowd pleaser. St. George, Utah, date not given | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

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4 Comments

  • Yo Dog February 14, 2013 at 8:21 am

    The gangsta lookin picture of him needs the caption “Yo, whadup dawg? Yah wanna hang wid me n mah homies?”

  • Yo Dog February 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Puzzling how a bunch of white mormon kids like listening to the vulgar lyrics of gangsta rap

  • Annettie Cannavale February 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Nice to see some entertainment for the young crowd here. I remember when they banned the other rapper a few years ago.

  • F%$# up February 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I got 20 dollas in my pocket….yo, it’s 99 cents…….

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