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Morgan Wallen Turns The Bluestone “Up Down” With Ray Fulcher and Matt Chase!

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Last night’s show kicked off with country newcomer, Matt Chase playing an acoustic show. His camouflage pants and black graphic t-shirt matched the laid-back feel he brought to The Bluestone. His debut single, “Catch Girl” delivered an attention-grabbing melody, strong lyrics and showed off his smooth vocals.

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The second artist to take the stage was Ray Fulcher. If you’re a fan of Luke Combs, you’ve already had the pleasure of hearing his outstanding lyrical abilities, as he co-wrote eight of the twelve songs on Combs’ debut album. Fulcher’s setlist encompassed a few of those songs including, “Beer Can,” “Be Careful What You Wish For,” and his first number one, “When It Rains It Pours.”

Fulcher’s opening song, “Song of the Summer” brought an upbeat, groovy beach feel to the crowd. During the set he made a priority to get around the stage with an energetic demeanor, keeping the crowd excited and engaged.

For Fulcher, playing The Bluestone was an exciting moment; “The history is incredible, and the energy is very different from any venue out there,” he said.   

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After a short break, the headliner Morgan Wallen took the stage. He is one of country music’s newcomers, but his fun-loving personality makes his show one you do not want to miss. His opening song, “Boots on the Ground” is a party song that has not yet been released. Wallen’s stage presence was infectious as he danced with the crowd and skittered across the stage with a big smile, performing his songs perfectly.

Wallen admitted that he likes to play an Eric Church song during every show and then led into Church’s “Drink A Little Drink.” The crowd became rowdy and joined in, singing along while raising their beer bottles high.

Wallen brought Fulcher back to the stage to perform a cover of Brooks and Dunn’s “Play Something Country,” keeping the crowd enthusiastic. His set took a step away from country music for a mash-up of songs including Linkin Park’s “In The End,” Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name,” and Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

The crowd was also treated to a handful of unreleased songs that are expected to be on Wallen’s upcoming album. The songs matched his spunky personality ranging from the topics of football to trying to get an ex-lover back.  Songs like “Whiskey Glasses,” “Little Rain” and his version of “You Make It Easy” (written by Wallen and recently released by Jason Aldean) were placed perfectly throughout the set to slow the mood down and give the audience a chance to truly focus on the lyrics.

The show ended with Wallen’s current hit single, “Up Down.” The song has a swampy guitar sound that goes with the lyrics about fishing and drinking. This last one was clearly a crowd favorite as the singing along echoed back to Wallen throughout the entirety of the song.

At the end of the night, each artist took time to meet fans, take photos, and sign autographs at the back of the venue. While each of these acts’ music careers is just beginning, the show provided a promising insight into what is ahead. Fans left the evening still excited and prepared to purchase a ticket for the next time these acts are in town.

By: Victoria Gordon

Randy Houser Ticket Giveaway

February 26, 2018

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Randy Houser will be performing live at The Bluestone on May 10th, 2018

Doors for the show will open at 7PM

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show

Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 2nd at 10AM

ENTER to WIN 2 tickets to see Randy Houser May 10th, 2018!!

 

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  • The Winner must accept the prize not later than, May, 10th 2018 at 2PM. Failure of the Winner to accept the prize by  February, 10th 2018 by 2PM shall result in the prize being forfeited. Bluestone Promotions, in its discretion, may randomly select another entry.
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Two GENERAL ADMISSION Concert Tickets To Randy Houser May 10th, 2018.

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Winner may be required to present a state-issued photo I.D., or another form of identification, sufficient to establish Winner’s identity and eligibility. Failure of Winner to provide the required identification may result in the forfeiture of the Prize.Transportation to the event is not included in the Prize. Winner must make his or her own arrangements to reach The Bluestone. Parking is included in the Prize with One camping site is included.

Upon delivery of The Prize to the Winner, the risk of loss of the Prize shall lie solely with Winner. Winner will not be admitted to the event without presentation of the Prize. The tickets which constitute the Prize will include the same terms and conditions as tickets sold to the public. Winner must agree to and follow all terms and conditions contained on the tickets presented as the Prize.The Winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes that may be due as a result of Winner’s receipt of the Prize. Winner may be required to submit an IRS Form 1099 or the equivalent with his or her tax return. The Prize is not transferable. Winner may not sell or otherwise transfer the Prize, without the express written permission of Bluestone Promotions.

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These rules are subject to the interpretation of Bluestone Promotions. Any aspect of these rules can be changed at the discretion of The Bluestone Promotions team and such change(s) will become effective upon announcement. The use of software or other automated processes to submit entries is prohibited, and any entries submitted by such means may be disqualified, in the sole discretion of Bluestone Promotions. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of Bluestone Promotions.

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All prizes must be accepted as offered. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable.

The official contest rules will be published on The Bluestone Website at www.LIVEATHETHEBLUESTONE.com. The name of the winner may be posted on The Bluestones and Bluestone Promotions or www.liveatthebluestone.com, as well as onThe Bluestone Facebook page and Twitter feed, after the contest ends. To request a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Bluestone, 583 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215.

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Eli Young Band, LOCASH, and Muscadine Bloodline February, 9th 2018 Concert Review

Last night, The Bluestone was packed with country music fans for a sold out show featuring upcoming duo, Muscadine Bloodline along with the established acts, LoCash and Eli Young Band.

Muscadine Bloodline

This was only the second time Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton of Muscadine Bloodline have taken the stage in Columbus, Ohio. There was an obvious excitement throughout the crowd as the boys kicked off their set with their song, “Depending on The Night” from their EP. During each song, the crowd is met with fantastic harmonies from the two and guitar solos from Stanton. A cover of “Fishin’ in the Dark” and a performance of their recent single, “Movin’ On” kept the crowd enthusiastic and dancing. With just two songs of their set left, Muscadine Bloodline took a moment to thank the crowd for taking interest in their next song that helped to launch their career. As the boys continued into the song “Porch Swing Angel,” there was an indescribable feeling throughout the swaying crowd, which lit up the stage with their cellphones as Stanton sang “I wanna tell her how I feel, but I don’t wanna scare her away.” Their set ended with “Ginny,” a song about an ex-love that did not end on the best of terms.

Between sets, an impressive line formed at the merchandise table for a quick meet and greet with the Muscadine Bloodline boys. Others visited the bar or friends as excitement for LoCash to take the stage could be felt throughout the crowd.

LOCASH at THE BLUESTONE

Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LoCash brought an uncanny energy to the stage of The Bluestone. Throughout their performance, Brust and Lucas took turns playing the guitar. If Lucas was on the guitar, Brust was moving and grooving on stage, vice versa. The two have highly harmonic voices and their interaction with the crowd brought it back to the basics of entertainers feeding from the crowd’s charged energy. The boys were clearly excited about the show, as they exclaimed this was their first time selling out a concert in Columbus, Ohio. They brought a beachy feel to a chilly winter night with their song, “Drunk, Drunk.” Brust took the opportunity to cheers his drink with fans in the front row.  Other notable songs played by the duo included Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” both of which were written by Lucas and Brust. A 90’s country music medley was used to test fan’s knowledge with songs like, Joe Diffie’s “Pick Up Man,” Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” Their set ended with an excited crowd dancing and yelling along to LoCash’s hit song, “I Love This Life.”

After a complete change of the stage’s set up, Eli Young Band took the stage. The crowd’s enthusiasm as the band took the stage was unbelievable. The highlight of their time on stage was their radio hits, as the crowd sang along to the indescribable vocals of the band’s front man, Mike Eli. Their stage presence was indescribable, especially lead guitarist James Young, who was often seen jumping around the stage and throwing guitar picks into the crowd. Slowing it down, Eli sang “She’s in my skin and bones, she’s my grace and glory, she’s a backroads home, she’s a long story” and touched the crowd as they listened intently to the new song from Eli Young Band’s most recent album, “Fingerprints.” When the band launched into “Drunk Last Night,” the crowd could be seen raising their drinks high into the air while screaming, dancing and singing along in excitement. Other singles like “Crazy Girl” and “Dust” acquired similar reactions from the entranced crowd.

Eli Young Band

“Sometimes you have your off days, sometimes you have more off days and it’s just one of those things,” Eli said reflecting on the band’s journey as country music artists and recognizing the importance of their fans, “thank you guys for being here tonight and singing along with us. This next one goes out to all those dreamers out there.”

The number one hit, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” generated the largest reaction from the sold-out crowd. The crowd’s impressive sing along proves that a dream can carry you to the top, as long as you keep on dreaming – even if it breaks your heart.

By: Victoria Gordon 2/10/18

Saturday’s LANco Show

January 24, 2018

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Here is some information to help you enjoy Saturday’s LANCO show to the fullest!

Tickets for the show are completely sold out! It’s going to be a fun one! Feel free to print your tickets or display the barcode on your smart phone screen for scanning.

Doors will open at 7PM. This show is standing room only.

Adam Hambrick will kick off the show, followed by LANco

Coat Check Available $3

Limited On-Site Parking Available $5

There will not be a food truck on site Saturday due to inclement weather

Security Tips
All persons and handbags are subject to search both by venue personnel and by metal detector. Backpacks, large bags, knives, weapons of any kind, or outside beverages will not be permitted

Re-entry will not be allowed if you leave the show after your ticket has been scanned, so be sure you have everything you need upon entry!

Dave Kennedy – These Days

November 9, 2017

Dave Kennedy – These Days

Dave Kennedy plays his original song “These Days” before sound check in Columbus, Ohio at the famous Bluestone.

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The Bluestone Columbus, Ohio

If you are looking for some great Country Music in Columbus, Ohio look no further than the Bluestone this fall. Country Music is what The Bluestone does best and we have some great Country Music artist lined up for the rest of 2017. Nominate by The Academy of Country Music in 2016 for “Night Club of the Year” we strive to bring the best Country Music Artists on our stage at the best price in town. Located at 583 East Broad Street we are not far from any place in town. We have plenty of parking and the most unique rooms for Country Music.

Often compared to the amazing Ryman Auditorium, our building was built just 6 years after the amazing country music venue located in Nashville, Tennessee. Please join us for one of our many Country Music shows and see your favorite artist up close.

Visit our web page at www.liveatthebluestone.com for info motion and details. If you are looking for a great place to hold your special event, Corporate event or wedding, we have you covered as well.

We hope to see you at a Country Music show soon!

 

 

Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson at The Bluestone

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry at The Bluestone

Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin Live at The Bluestone

Brian Davis

Brian Davis Sept 22 2017

Country Music has a new Star Tony Jackson

“Not so very long ago the traditionalists were proclaiming a breakthrough with Chris Stapleton leading the way, brushing aside all of that ‘nasty’ bro-country nonsense. William Michael Morgan was top of the country charts and Midland were signed by Big Machine Records. ‘Real’ country was back.

It didn’t quite work out however. Not yet anyway. Sam Hunt is fast becoming Nashville’s equivalent of Adele, dominating every chart that has the name ‘Country’ and Morgan’s follow-up single ‘Missing’ seems to have lived up to its title.

A debut album from a new artist who is as traditional as it gets seems again to be pushing against the tide.

Tony Jackson is a throwback to those days when country music was more easily defined. Days when the country charts were dominated by George Jones, Glen Campbell, Conway Twitty and Kenny Rogers. Days when you put your needle onto your vinyl and you anticipated that the sounds that you heard defended the integrity of country music.

Jackson’s musical route should not have led him along the highway to Nashville. The son of a naval vet who was reared on his Dad’s 80s R&B tunes by Earth Wind and Fire, Ashford and Simpson, Motown or his Mom’s gospel classics, a chance meeting with Randy Travis in Spain tuned his country music sat nav. Now that’s what you call destiny.

He followed his Dad into military service with the US Marines and excelled in finance as a bank executive. These were mere stepping stones to where he is today. He sang lead vocals for a non-country band ‘Half Brother Sid’ but this was a precursor to forming his own band ‘Jackson Ward’. His transformation to a bona fide country singer occurred when he recorded a tribute to George Jones after the legendary singer died in April 2013.

The tribute song ‘The Grand Tour’ was uploaded to Facebook and amassed 10 million views and 200,000 shares in three weeks. It led to a meeting with Donna Meade, widow of the late country star Jimmy Dean, her invitation to appear at the Old Dominion Barn Dance and a connection in Nashville with music veteran Jim Della Croce. This opened doors and a chance to record his own song ‘Drink By Drink’ that featured on the Country Breakout Chart.

A recording deal with DDS Entertainment followed and we now have the release of his 12 track debut album. It is an album that makes no compromises to the traditions of country music but features songs from both Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Country Music Hall Of Fame Members.

Comparisons will obviously be made with Darius Rucker and Charley Pride but it’s probably best to rely on the wisdom of Willie Nelson who recently told Jackson that ‘we need more brothers in country music’. The album was recorded in the hallowed RCA Record Studio’s in Nashville and has contributions from Steve Cropper of Booker T fame and Vince Gill.

The songs range from the well known (Conway Twitty’s ‘It’s Only Make Believe’) to the lesser known (Lovin’ Spoonfulls’ ‘Nashville Cats’) but Jackson also excels as a songwriter in his own right.

‘Drink By Drink’ has a ‘Wagon Wheel’ feel and ‘Old Porch Swing’ shows maturity and awareness of the genre that traditionalists will lap up. The highlight for me, however, has to be ‘Do I Ever Cross Your Mind’. It’s a song that was written by Billy Burdette and Michael Smotherman rather than the Dolly Parton B-side. It’s a stunning country ballad that would have been top of our charts in the seventies when Kenny Rogers and Glen Campbell were dominant.

Listening to this album feels like the start of a journey. I’m not sure that Tony Jackson will attract too much interest from country radio but this probably won’t matter too much. Cream tends to rise to the top and the grapevine has many branches.

Frankly you won’t hear many better traditional country albums all year.”

Graham Wharton

https://yourlifeinasong.com/review-tony-jackson

Aaron Lewis at The Bluestone

2nd show added

Country Music artist, Aaron Lewis sells out The Bluestone July 28th and adds another show, July 27th 2017. Aaron Lewis has been playing the Bluestone located at 583 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio for many years but has never sold it out in 12 hours. The second show was added very quickly after tickets sold in less than 24 hours. The second show for Aaron Lewis will be July 27th 2017 and tickets will go on sale Friday April 14th at 10 AM www.liveatthebluestone.com or on Eventbrite. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wclt-presents-aaron-lewis-at-the-bluestone-tickets-32442930679)

The country singer announced last year that he would be embarking on a huge tour to promote his first album with Dot Records, Sinner, and set out a massive number of dates for fans to come check out the new music. But rather than quit right at the peak of winter, he decided to roll off of the spirit of his previous sold-out shows through the end of April.

His latest project, Sinner, released back in September, and Lewis contributed to nine of the 11 tracks on the album. Going for a more old-fashioned, rebellious vibe, he felt the need to channel his musical heroes to find the right influence throughout the record.

“I’d like to think that ‘Sinner’ is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” he said. “That was the music I heard a kid, and that’s the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.” -http://www.soundslikenashville.com/news/aaron-lewis-extends-sinner-tour/

 

Aaron Lewis returns to Columbus

Aaron Lewis in Columbus, Ohio July 28th

Aaron Lewis will return to The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio July 28th. Get your tickets fast, Aaron Lewis has sold out the Legendary Music Venue, The Bluestone several times and is expected to do it again. www.liveatthebluestone.com or at www.Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wclt-presents-aaron-lewis-at-the-bluestone-tickets-32595308445) for tickets starting Friday April 7th at 10AM.

Grammy nominated and multi-platinum artist, Aaron Lewis,  released his sophomore solo album last year on Big Machine Label Group’s DOT Records and went straight to # 1.

The former Staind front man first made his country debut in 2011 with certified gold single “Country Boy” followed by the release of his first full length solo album, The Road. “Country Boy” featured Charlie Daniels on fiddle and a booming verse from George Jones as well as Chris Young striking a balance between classic and modern country.

Lewis’ introspective, personal and relatable lyrics are proof that country music is about lifestyle and values, not necessarily where you were raised. And as Country Weekly exclaims “…make no mistake, he is a truck-drivin’, gun-totin’ country boy.” Lewis attributes country as something that has always inspired him. Growing up in rural Vermont the singer/songwriter spent summers with his WWII veteran grandfather hunting and fishing. During that time, he developed a love for the land, the woods, and the simple life, which still permeates everything he does.

And there was one specific soundtrack to those times. “I was raised on Country music,” Lewis says. “My grandfather listened to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Jr., and all of the greats.”
And those influences are evident on stage in his new songs and in Staind hits he often performs such as “Outside,” “It’s Been Awhile,” and “So Far Away.”

Chase Bryant

ACM Lifting Lives

ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2017 CLUB SHOWS
KANE BROWN AND CHASE BRYANT TO PARTICIPATE IN 2017 CLUB SHOWS

TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Kane Brown and Chase Bryant have been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Previous ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows have already taken place this year at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL featuring Maren Morris. Morris headlined an ACM Lifting Lives benefit show raising $3,600 for the Academy’s charitable arm.

Schedule of upcoming 2017 ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows:

March 23, 2017             The Bluestone (Columbus, OH) Chase Bryant         

April 21, 2017            Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth, TX) Kane Brown

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Music defines Chase Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds … but his reality goes even deeper than that. Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same – which is good – because there’s no other way to explain how a 23-year-old Texan could already be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album.