Columbus Ohio Concerts

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Never miss your favorite artist again. From country and electronic to R&B and hip hop, the Bluestone brings quality entertainment to the stage. We’re working hard to bring you the best music and special events in Columbus, so keep an eye on our events calendar and check back often for updates. Just click on an event to purchase tickets.

At a time when the prevalence of women in country is being highly criticized, it was reassuring to witness one woman prove that they aren’t going anywhere. Jana Kramer is at the top of her game and has been impacting radio waves with her new single “I Got the Boy.” I have always enjoyed seeing Kramer live ever since I saw her open for Blake Shelton on the Ten Times Crazier Tour. Her performance last night blew all the previous shows out of the water. The energy she brought to The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio was off the charts.

“I’d be lying if I said there was anywhere else I’d have rather spent my New Year’s Eve. It’s one thing to watch a show as a fan, but to be a friend & watch these fellas do what they love…it’s a feeling that can’t be put into words. I could’ve easily watched them sing their songs all night long and never have gotten bored. If this night was any indication of what 2016 is gonna be like, I’m pretty damn excited. These four dudes definitely lived up to the hype of making this show “A Night That You’ll Never Forget”. http://thetennesseelife.blogspot.com/2016/01/concert-review-nye-with-love-theft-joel.html

Dec
16
Fri
Chris Janson at WCOL Winter Wonder Jam 2016 @ The Bluestone
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

WCOL Winter Wonder Jam 2016 Featuring: Chris Janson

Special Guests: High Valley and LANco

Doors for the Show will open at 8pm

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

Tickets on-sale Wednesday, November 23rd at 10am

PURCHASE HERE

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NASHVILLE, TN – (June 30, 2016) – With his heartfelt single “Holdin’ Her” impacting the sales and singles charts, singer-songwriter Chris Janson continues to add milestones to his career.

Last week he made a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville to get a personal tour of the ACM Gallery exhibit which contains an entire case filled with Janson items. Each piece of memorabilia played a part in his rise to stardom including boots worn since his early days when he first arrived in Nashville and played shows at Tootsie’s, a Bocephus T shirt, his signature Fender harmonica and a guitar he paid $25 for and calls “the best investment I ever made.” It’s a vintage Yamaha guitar signed by Merle Haggard that Janson wrote all of the songs for his debut album “Buy Me A Boat” on and every song he’s had recorded by other artists.

“Being part of this exhibit is a top three musical achievement of my career,” said Janson. “It’s right up there with playing on the Grand Ole Opry and having my songs played on country radio.”

Janson is also the latest celebrity face to don the walls of Nashville’s famed restaurant, the Palm. Janson’s caricature is featured amongst a variety of other musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, executives, regular customers and people of note, as well as classic cartoons. “I eat there a lot,” says Janson. “My go-to is the Power Lunch — Steak, onion strings and a wedge salad. Oh and cheesecake plain.”

In addition to his current single “Holdin” Her,” look for more Janson penned songs on the charts soon as Tim McGraw just announced his next single “That’s How I’ll Always Be” and earlier this year, LoCash’s single “I Love This Life.”

Dec
31
Sat
NYE 2017 with Love and Theft
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm
NYE 2017 with Love and Theft

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th at 10am Doors for the show will open at 8pm

The concert is an all ages event, VIP After-Party attendees must be ages 21+

PURCHASE TICKETS 

General Admission Tickets: $45  Includes admission into the concert

After-Party Experience *Limited Availability: $99  Includes admission into the concert and admission into the after-party from 12am-2:30am (After-Party is ages 21+ only)

VIP Experience for Four (4)- Table in Loft with Prime View! *Limited Availability: $500  Includes Four admission tickets into the concert, VIP Table located in Loft with Prime View *seats 4*, Bottle of Champagne, Private VIP Bar,  A dinner buffet served from 8pm-10pm, four admission tickets into the after-party from 12am-2:30am, Limited Edition Event Poster, NYE Favors

VIP Experience for Four (4) Table in Loft upper level, view of stage may be obstructed *Limited Availability: $450 Includes Four admission tickets into the concert, VIP Table located in Loft-view of stage may be obstructed *seats 4*, Bottle of Champagne, Private VIP Bar,  A dinner buffet served from 8pm-10pm, four admission tickets into the after-party from 12am-2:30am, Limited Edition Event Poster, NYE Favors

VIP Suite for Ten (10): $1500  Includes ten admission tickets into the concert, VIP suite located in Loft, Bottle of Champagne, Private VIP Bar,  A dinner buffet served from 8pm-10pm, Ten admission tickets into the after-party from 12am-2:30am, Limited Edition Poster, NYE Favors

Please Note: The concert is an all ages event.  VIP After-Party attendees must be ages 21+

Love and Theft

NYE 2017 Love and Theft

“We wanted to show a different side and make a record that sounds like us,” Stephen Barker Liles says of Love and Theft’s boundary-pushing new album Whiskey On My Breath. “Country music has always been about honest performances and songs that mean something, and that’s the kind of record that we wanted to make.”

“We’re at a different place, in our music and in our lives, than we were when we made our earlier records, and we wanted this album to reflect that,” agrees his longstanding musical partner Eric Gunderson. “We worked harder and more passionately on this record than anything we’ve ever done. The whole experience was refreshing and inspiring for us.”

Whiskey On My Breath—the duo’s third album—marks a significant creative statement for the two singer-songwriter-guitarists, whose resume already includes a long series of career highlights. Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome take their music to the next level on Whiskey On My Breath.

Jan
20
Fri
SOLD OUT: Tyler Farr: A Night of Music to Support St. Jude @ The Bluestone
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Tyler Farr: Columbus Cares A Night of Music to Support St. Jude with Special Guests: Raelynn and Ryan Follese

will be performing at The Bluestone on Friday, January 20th

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

This is an All Ages Show!

Tickets $30 in advance and will increase to $35 on day of show

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

PURCHASE HERE

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VIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

VIP TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of the stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May have an obstructed view

*All VIP tables located in the loft area

*all sales are final

“Maybe I’m addicted to pain…What used to be, what’s gone.
There’s definitely some darkness,
but it’s hard to explain, though everybody knows it.
“Probably I’m a hopeless romantic,
but sex can make that complicated, too.
“You know you want to be in love, but that’s a tricky thing to find.”

Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. On Suffer In Peace, the son of a Garden City, Missouri farmer opens his veins and examines the pain that comes from being truly engaged with living.

From the wracked hangover of what you don’t see coming in love “Withdrawals,” the smoky acoustic “I Don’t Even Want This Beer” or the spare run-from-the-memories title track, the classically-trained vocalist knows that love isn’t just hard, it’s risky. With a resonant tenor that has a powdery bottom and a warm center, Farr heats up difficult emotions and peels back what most men barricade behind bravado.

Jan
28
Sat
Whiskey Myers @ The Bluestone
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Whiskey Myers at The Bluestone Jan 28th 2017

Whiskey Myers will be performing at The Bluestone on Saturday, January 28th

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Special Guests: The Wans

Tickets are $12 in advance

PURCHASE HERE

-VIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

-VIP TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
Prime view of the stage!
Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
VIP Server
Exclusive Private Bar access
Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
VIP Server
Private Bar Access
May have an obstructed view
*All VIP tables located in the loft area

*all purchases are final

Whiskey Myers makes honest music.

Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. Their songs are stories, with charactersand situations that are immediately relatable. Stories of celebration, mourning, trials and triumph. Through the quality of these songs, and their undeniable power in concert and on record, the band has attracted a devoted army of outspoken fans who pack venues, sing the band’s praises online and continue to make Whiskey Myers a growing word-of-mouth sensation.

Whiskey Myers’ most recent full-length album, Firewater, was released on their own Wiggy Thump imprint in the spring of 2011. It continues to sell steadily, enjoying a remarkable run on the Texas Music Charts that culminated with its third single “Anna Marie” reaching #1. All over their home state, they are commanding larger and larger crowds, selling out 1,000-capacity venues with ease and delivering stadiumsized shows grounded in the sincerity and unpretentious, fun-loving energy of their bar-band roots. “Our fans always tell us how much they get out of seeing us play,” says lead singer Cody Cannon, “ but it’s a two-way street; we get something, too. They inspire us to dedicate ourselves more and more to our music and our sound. And it sure feels like it’s paying off.”

Feb
4
Sat
Winter Werk Out Festival 2017 at The Bluestone- Night #2 @ The Bluestone
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm

Ohio’s Winter Werk Out Music & Arts Festival has added a 2-Night Winter Edition!
Friday Feb 3rd & Saturday Feb 4th featuring two nights of The Werks + lots more acts to be announced soon!
Grab discounted Early Bird tickets now!

Werk Out in its 7th year, The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival 2016 is stepping up the Midwest music festival game. While remaining focused on the intimate, fan oriented vibe of the past several years, The Werk Out will play host to some of the top names in the jam and electronica scene.

 This show is all ages

PURCHASE HERE

The Werks (2 nights)

The Floozies

The Twerks: A Tribute to the 70s featuring Dino Dimetrouleas & Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle
Moon Hooch
Aqueous
Honeycomb

Vibe & Direct

Lespecial

EGi.

Peridoni

Electric Orange Peel
Ghost Gardens
Lethalfx

Heady Ruxpin
The Enigma

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Feb
11
Sat
Annual Easyrider After-Party ft. MULLETT ROCKS – An 80’s Tribute Band @ The Bluestone
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Bluestone

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Easyrider After Party

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Mullett, an 80’s Tribute Band, will be returning live at The Bluestone on Saturday, February 11th

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show.

Doors for the show will open at 8pm

Easyrider After Party is an All Ages Event

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Easyrider After Party will be held Feb 11 after, EASYRIDERS CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE SHOW ROLLS INTO COLUMBUS, OHIO Geico Motorcycle Presents the Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour

Agoura Hills, CA (November 7, 2016) – Easyriders Events proudly announces the Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour’s last stop at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, located at 400 North High St. in Columbus, OH on February 11 & 12, 2017.

This two day show will be held on Saturday from 10:00a.m. until 7:00p.m. and Sunday from 10:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. All Tickets for the show will be sold at the door. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event showcasing the newest innovations in custom motorcycle builds mixed with antique, old school and specialty builds.

The tour is the most anticipated custom motorcycle show circuit of its kind in the country, uniquely offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side-by-side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle world. Basic bike show competition entry is free of charge and all bikes are voted on by the attending public as well as judged by Editors of Easyriders, V-Twin and Road Iron magazines, who will be scouting for bikes and builders to feature.

Meet Jason Wilson, founder of the Douche LaRouche Chopper Club and Sacred Steel, featured on the Discovery Channel’s new TV series Sacred Steel Bikes. Jason’s unique choppers are a tribute to the old school custom bikes of the 1960’s and ’70’s. Come check out these ground-up custom creations that will be on display at the shows.

Meet Michael Ballard, owner of the world’s largest biker bar, The Full Throttle Saloon. Check out the Full Throttle Saloon semi, and get your authentic FTS merchandise. “I’m excited to be a part of Easyriders Events and to meet the fans of Full Throttle Saloon” – Michael Ballard

Other guest appearances include Paul Yaffe, founder of Bagger Nation and ranked as one of the true master builders in the motorcycle industry. See his amazing custom baggers, parts and accessories at our bike shows.

NTC Drift Trikes, one of the most popular features at the Easyriders Rodeo this past summer, will be onsite showing off one-of-a-kind trikes and demonstrating their drifting capabilities every hour.

As featured on America’s Got Talent, Country Music Television’s, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and a laundry list of popular country music videos, the Purrfect Angelz will be showing off their choreographed dance performances live on the main stage and offering attendees photo opportunities. The founder of the Purrfect Angelz, Lisa Ligon, will be celebrating 15 years with Easyriders Events and has been named the master of ceremonies for the 2017 tour.

The bike show competition is open to the public, and it’s free to enter your motorcycle when you sign up for a basic 5’x10’ bike display space. Entries can be made all the way up until the day of show! Applications to enter YOUR bike in the competition can be found at www.easyridersevents.com.

Media Days are scheduled each Friday preceding show dates at their respective venues with numerous opportunities for photographs, video and interviews. For additional information regarding the Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour features, high resolution photos and media pass information, please call 1-800-962-9857 or visit us online at www.easyridersevents.com.

Easyriders Events is a division of Paisano Publications, LLC., a California corporation that publishes Easyriders, V-Twin and other related publications for the motorcycle enthusiast.

 

 

Feb
17
Fri
Russell Dickerson Live February 17th @ The Bluestone
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm

Russell Dickerson will be performing live at The Bluestone on Friday, February 17th, 2017

Doors for the show will open at 7pm
Opening artist: TBA
Tickets are $15
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 4th at 10am

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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TABLE SEATING

VIP TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May be Obstruction in View

*All VIP tables located in the loft area

Sincere, endearing, energetic, and always smiling: All words that have been used to describe emerging country music star, Russell Dickerson, by his fans and peers alike. His infectiouspersonality radiates in everything he does, whether he’s writing a song, singing in the studio, or meeting fans. He’s constantlymaking people laugh, and makes new friends everywhere he goes. He asserts, “I just love life. Every day is a great day!” 

Mar
16
Thu
Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. @ The Bluestone
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr.
will be performing live at The Bluestone on Thursday, March 16th
Doors for the show will open at 7pm
Opening Artist: TBA
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, February 3rd at 10am

PURCHASE HERE

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RESERVED TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  •  Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May be Obstruction in View

*All Reserved tables located in the loft area

My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here’s my story.

I was born and raised Texan, and I’m proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

Mar
23
Thu
ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Concert ft: Chase Bryant live March 23 @ The Bluestone
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Chase Bryant will be performing live at The Bluestone on Thursday, March 23rd
Doors for the show will open at 7pm
Opening Artist: Joe Hall
Tickets are $16 in advance and $21 day of show

**One Dollar of Every Ticket sold will be donated to the ACM Lifting Lives**

PURCHASE HERE

THE ACM LIFTING LIVES HISTORY:

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.

The Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives® have an almost 50-year history of charitable giving and since 2008 ACM Lifting Lives® has given more than $8 million dollars to more than 150 worthy causes and supports many projects throughout the year to create awareness and help those in need.

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RESERVED LOFT TABLE SEATING

RESERVED TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  •  Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May be Obstruction in View

*All Reserved tables located in the loft area

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.

Apr
20
Thu
Raelynn Live April 20th, 2017 @ The Bluestone
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

Raelynn will be performing live at The Bluestone on Thursday, April 20th

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show

Tickets will go on-sale Wednesday, March 8th at 10am

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Come for the concert and stay for the post concert dance party!

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Get ready to #RaVe!!! Each night of the tour, we’ll kick things off with pre-show dance tracks curated by my friends at Radio Disney Country, and then after my show, we’ll dance the night away together!  Tickets available on March 8th!

Spotlighted on Pandora’s Artists to Watch list for the new year, 2017 is already proving to be a career year for singer-songwriter RaeLynn.

Following the highly anticipated release of her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut single “Love Triangle” to the overwhelming response of critics, the stunner has sold over 100,000 copies before even reaching the Top 30 on the Country singles chart.

“We all come from our own love triangles, I guess you could say,
RaeLynn shares. “I’m so proud of this song; it’s my favorite song I’ve ever written.”

Lauded as one of Rolling Stone Country’s Best 25 Songs of 2016, the heartbreakingly raw video for “Love Triangle” was released exclusively to PEOPLE.com and CMT and is striking a visceral reaction with Country radio and awestruck fans across the country.

May
5
Fri
*SOLD OUT* Drake White and The Big Fire @ The Bluestone
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Drake White and The Big Fire will be performing live at The Bluestone on Friday, May 5th, 2017

Featured Artist: Drake White

Opening Artist: Dave Kennedy

Opening Artist: Channing Wilson

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

PURCHASE HERE–This Show is SOLD OUT

Drake White Tickets on sale Friday, December 16th at 10am

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VIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

VIP TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of the stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • VIP Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May have an obstructed view
  • *All VIP tables located in the loft area

*All Sales are final

Every reaction begins with a catalyst, some initial event that sets things on their inexorable course. For Drake White, it goes back to something raw and elemental in his debut album Spark.

“I learned how to play guitar and keep people’s attention around a fire,” explains the Hokes Bluff, Alabama native. “A spark can start a fire that can keep you alive and sustain you. So this is the beginning for me. This is the first strike of the flint.”

The spirit of Spark comes from those simple, early days spent enjoying the outdoors among friends in the warm glow of a fire. And though he’s now a city dweller with all the complications and distractions that entails, White still seeks the freedom and deeper connections he felt when the chorus of nature and the strums of his guitar blended into one harmonious song — the kind of contentment he sings about in the swirling majesty of his single “Livin’ the Dream.” Drake White

“We grew up free. We grew up on 4-wheelers, riding through the backwoods,” he says. “We grew up hunting and fishing and being out in the Appalachian Mountains. People don’t understand how beautiful north Alabama is until you see it in person.”

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Save for “Livin’ the Dream,” White wrote or co-wrote the remaining 11 tracks on Spark, working with red-hot producers Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover through the process. He also brought in his own band for a handful of tracks to capture the energy of his live shows.

The first sound on Spark — before the pulse-quickening “Heartbeat” kicks into gear — is the voice of White’s late grandfather speaking from the pulpit. Several of these ghostly transmissions from the past appear on Spark, all extolling the virtues of love, brotherhood and nature. It’s a touch of the surreal that nods at White’s fondness for Pink Floyd’s psychedelic masterpiece The Wall, but also a deeply personal gesture that matches his vision perfectly.

“I went through about five or six sermons of my grandfather and picked out certain little snippets,” he says. “I just think they kind of fit. They’re weird and people are asking what they are. And that was my point: to get people talking about it.”

White has his own message of finding some harmony amid the demands of modern life, one that goes down easy in the uplifting, Zac Brown Band-assisted Southern rock anthem “Back to Free” and the cautionary-but soulful “I Need Real.” It’s a simple message of not letting oneself be swallowed up by technology and seeking out honest, genuine connections with others.

“When I’m at home, my wife and I keep our phones in the bedroom,” says White. “We listen to records. We hardly turn the TV on, unless it’s time for Game of Thrones. Before social networking was a smartphone app, we did it around a fire. That goes way back.”

With his gospel-derived, passionate delivery, White seems to have inherited his grandfather’s ability to touch crowds with a sermon — his divine vocal improvisations at the end of the honky-tonk flavored “Story” will undoubtedly get butts out of seats. White stresses that he isn’t a preacher, but doesn’t see a problem with putting his own methods for surviving the world out there.

“Some of the best songs, like Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” or anything by Bob Marley, have a little bit of preachin’,” he says. “I never want to come across too preachy, but instead I’m saying, ‘Hey man, this is my life, and this is what I do to be happy and I’m figuring it out just like you.’” Drake White

Spark covers an entire spectrum of emotions beyond these statements of character and self-definition. In “Making Me Look Good Again,” White cruises on an R&B-style groove to express his gratitude for his better half, while “Waiting on the Whiskey to Work” finds him embodying a man spun out on love and heartbreak. Then in the tropically-themed “Equator,” he flies south to give his nomadic side a little time to play.

“This record is about balance. It’s me asking, where’s that boy I used to be? Oh yeah, we gotta go get him back,” he says. “We gotta go on a hike or camping or grab my wife and go to some foreign country. I gotta feel alive. I gotta go out there and do that.” Drake White

Long a respected live entertainer with his (appropriately named) band the Big Fire, White’s climb to the limelight hasn’t been a straight or uncomplicated one. Rather than blowing up right away with a big debut single, he’s toiled on the road for years, giving jaw-dropping performances night after night and making believers one show at a time. “There are many different paths.

Jun
2
Fri
Eli Young Band Live June 2, 2017 @ The Bluestone
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

Eli Young Band will be performing live at The Bluestone on Friday, June 2nd

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Opening Artist: Jameson Rodgers

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

PURCHASE HERE

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Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  •  Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May be Obstruction in View

*All Reserved tables located in the loft area

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

Somewhere in the midst of 10,000 towns, along a lonely highway between packing clubs in their native Texas years ago and more recently performing stadiums on one of country music’s hottest tours, the Eli Young Band became more than a band. They became a brotherhood. Camaraderie and creativity fused into an intoxicating cocktail that has propelled the talented foursome to the vanguard of contemporary country music.

With three No. 1 hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl,” the Eli Young Band approached their second Republic Nashville album, 10,000 Towns, with a sense of confidence and purpose. “We were genuinely excited about making this new record,” says bassist Jon Jones. “People talk about the sophomore record being really tough to make and in a lot of ways this felt like our sophomore record even though it’s technically our fifth record as a band.”

“We learned over the progression of those records our strong points in the studio, and we were confident,” adds drummer Chris Thompson, “We knew what we wanted and how to get what we wanted.”

Jun
23
Fri
Country Music’s Tony Jackson LIVE @ The Bluestone
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Country Music’s Rising Star,

Tony Jackson will be performing LIVE at The Bluestone on Friday, June 23rd

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Opening Artist: Wyatt McCubbin

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, April 21st at 10am

PURCHASE HERE

Tony#1PRPhoto copyRESERVED LOFT TABLE SEATING

RESERVED TABLE PURCHASE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE SHOW.  

Admission tickets must be purchased separately.

  • Loft Lower Tier: $250 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Prime view of stage!
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  • Server
  • Exclusive Private Bar access
  • Loft Upper Tier: $200 (seats four people-no exceptions)
  • Includes first bucket of Miller or Coors Light
  •  Server
  • Private Bar Access
  • May be Obstruction in View

*All Reserved tables located in the loft area

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

    Is it premature to see Hall of Fame material in a guy who’s just releasing his first album?

 Not if that guy is Tony Jackson. To put it plainly, Jackson is one of the most gifted singers ever to grace country music. His video “The Grand Tour” ignited an unprecedented 10 million Facebook views and 200,000 shares in just over 3 short weeks!

The respect Jackson has already earned within the music community is evident throughout Tony Jackson, as the new album is titled.  It features songs and/or performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Sebastian, Steve Cropper and Dr. John “Mac” Rebennack, Country Music Hall of Famers Vince Gill, Bill Anderson and Conway Twitty and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame luminary Norro Wilson.

But it is ease with which Jackson makes every song—even the familiar ones—distinctly his own that sets him apart.  Who else would dare to try and then succeed in bringing a fresh layer of emotional urgency to such a classic as George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” or Conway Twitty’s eternal “It’s Only Make Believe”?

On the first-time and lesser known songs, Jackson mints his own classics.  With its sweeping steel guitar flourishes and ambient barroom clatter, he transforms John Sebastian and Phil Galdston’s “Last Call” into the sweetest, most affectionate separation ballad imaginable.  With reverence and a twinkle in his eye, he enlists Sebastian and Vince Gill in revivifying (after 50 years) the Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 romp, “Nashville Cats.”  “When asked if we should recut the song,” Sebastian begins, “I said absolutely but we have to get Vince Gill, Paul Franklin and today’s real Nashville Cats in on the session and fortunately it was preserved on video,” he beams.

After capturing perfectly, the excitement of new love in Bill Anderson’s “I Didn’t Wake Up This Morning,” he moves on to a memory-stirring homage to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr. and Willie Nelson in “They Lived It Up,” a lyrical scrapbook from Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin.

 Jackson shines as a keen-eyed songwriter in his own right with such memorable excursions as “Drink By Drink,” “Old Porch Swing” and “She’s Taking Me Home.”

 From start to finish, Tony Jackson stands out as a “discovery” album, the kind you listen to with such delight that you have to recommend it to friends.  And hundreds of thousands have done just that.

 Jackson is currently a headliner on the Old Dominion Barn Dance in Richmond, Virginia, and is almost certainly the only major bank executive ever to abandon a prominent IT job in finance at a Fortune 500 company to embark on a career in country music.  But he didn’t grow up a country fan.

The son of a Navy man, he led a base-to-base existence, at one point living with his family in Rota, Spain for three years.  His early musical background was sketchy at best.  “I sang ‘White Christmas’ in the Christmas play in the sixth grade,” he recalls.  ‘Everybody seemed to love it, but I was a wreck. My mother forced me to sing in the church choir, but I was kind of buried in the voices along with everybody else.”  This was basically his entire musical resume until ten or so years ago when a friend whose band had lost its lead singer asked Jackson to try out for the spot.  “I did,” he says, “and I was hooked after that.”

 Two weeks after graduating from high school, Jackson joined the Marines.  “I told my dad I was joining because I was sick of taking orders,” he says with a wry grin.  There was as much getting-ahead as gung-ho in Jackson’s enlistment.  “I was a computer and electronics geek as a teenager,” he says.  “When I talked to the recruiter, he told me the Marine Corps had just started a computer science school in Quantico, Virginia.  Fortunately, I scored high enough on the entrance exam to go to that school.” It was a smart move.  When he finished service, a prominent bank in Richmond snapped him up to work in its Information Technology division, initially assigning him the lowly chore of re-setting passwords.  “I was way overqualified,” he says, “so I got promoted fast.  I was a senior vice president by my early 30s.”

 It was while in the Marines that he first started paying serious attention to country music.      “My mother listened only to gospel,” he says.  “My dad was into jazz, hip hop, R&B, new jack swing—stuff like that.  But Armed Forces Radio played everything.  When I was living in Spain—when I was 10 to 13—Randy Travis came over there on a USO tour.  Some friends and I were out there early when they were setting up the stage, and we actually got to talk to him before we realized he was the guy who’d be performing later.  He was really cool to us. In the Marine Corps, when my friends and I played music for each other, we were all homesick.   So when you’d listen to these country songs that talked about family and home and heartbreak, it would really grab you.”