Live country music at the Bluestone

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Bluestone Country Concerts

Good live country music in Columbus can be hard to find. The Bluestone has been proud to host stars like Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Aaron Lewis, Matt Mason, David Nail,Brett Eldridge and many more. With acts like these, you can count on finding the country music shows you know and love right here in Downtown Columbus.

Get down with live country music in Columbus.

Live shows at the Bluestone will give you plenty of reason to hit the dance floor, sing along and have an all-around good time. We book the country bands you love because, well, we love them, too. We have our fingers on the pulse of the emerging artist pool, so when you come to a live show at the Bluestone, you’re guaranteed to walk away knowing you just heard some of the best in live country music.

The space.

We speak from experience when we say there’s nothing quite like the Bluestone. The acoustics of our lofted ceilings, combined with the authenticity of a converted church, form the perfect space for a great band and an excited crowd. From our three separate levels to all seven of our bars, the Bluestone is the whole package.

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Morgan Wallen Concert Review

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

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Randy Houser Ticket Giveaway

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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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One (1) winner will be selected as follows:

  • One entry from the contest entrants will be selected at random by the Bluestone Promotions Team on May, 9th 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.
  • Neither notification of Winner status nor acceptance of the prize shall render an ineligible contestant eligible. Should Bluestone Promotions discover that the winning entry was submitted by an ineligible entrant, even if such discovery should occur after notification or after acceptance of the prize, Bluestone Promotions shall, in its sole discretion, have the right to rescind the award and select another Winner.
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The odds of winning are not predetermined and will depend upon the total number of valid entries received.

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Two GENERAL ADMISSION Concert Tickets To Randy Houser May 10th, 2018.

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The winner is not obligated to make any purchase to receive the Prize.

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.

Bluestone Promotions, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of country Jam website or who otherwise is in violation of the rules. Bluestone Promotions further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify any promotion not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. The Sugar Bowl is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize.

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.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant or Winner, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

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Eli Young Band and LOCASH concert review!

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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

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Aaron Lewis “Lost and Lonely” at The Bluestone

Aaron Lewis sings his original song ‘Lost and Lonely’ acoustically for Country Rebel at The Bluestone, Ohio’s #1 concert and event venue. Let us know if you enjoyed it by giving the video a thumbs up and subscribing for more awesome Country Rebel videos!

Aaron Lewis – Lost and Lonely Lyrics

I’ve been shattered and broken, for most of my life But I’ve done pretty good, with a job and a wife Got a family that loves me, and a good piece of land That I bought with hard work, that I earned with these hands

But these things that I do I did them for you

So just tell me you love me, and tell me you’ll stay And you’ll watch over this house, while I go away And just promise to be here, when I get back home So we can start where we left off, all those years ago

Before my demons they took control Lost and lonely, out here on the road

‘Cause I’ve been careless and selfish, got no self respect I’m an albatross hanging around my own neck I’m a hard one to handle, and I’ve played the fool And I’m so hard to love, ’cause I break all the rules

But these things that I do ‘Cause I couldn’t have you

So just tell me you love me, and tell me you’ll stay And you’ll watch over this house, while I go away And just promise to be here, when I get back home So we can start where we left off, all those years ago

Before my demons they took control Lost and lonely, out here on the road

So just tell me you love me, and tell me you’ll stay And you’ll watch over this house, while I go away And just promise to be here, when I get back home So we can start where we left off, all those years ago

Before my demons they took control Lost and lonely, out here on the road

Lost and lonely, out here on the road

Songwriters: Aaron Lewis Lost And Lonely lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc If you’re new,

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Q&A with LANCO

Q&A with LANCO

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By: Kaki Tzagournis – CMA of OSU

It’s a great night to be at the Bluestone to see LANCO’s sold out show. Standing in line to go down to the meet and greet, the excitement is evident. As each group goes up, LANCO embraces them and is extremely personable and energetic. Several people have met the band before and recall on how far LANCO has come. I was fortunate enough to sit down with the Brandon Lancaster (lead singer), Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), Jared Hampton (keyboards), Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (guitar) and ask a couple of fun questions before the show.

The Bluestone: With your recent successes of Hallelujah Nights and selling out the Bluestone, what has been the most rewarding part?

Brandon Lancaster: I think the most rewarding part is nights like tonight where you actually get to show up and fans show up… To have a record out and have fans come out and actually sing along with us, that’s kind of what you dream of is everyone being in the same room at the same time and having these experiences. So the fact that we get to do this and our careers allow us to be here with all of these fans is probably the most rewarding part. 

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TB: What song do you think is your favorite and was the most fun to make?

Eric Steedly: Oh man, there were so many… “Singin’ at the Stars” was fun to make because the process… starts out with such an interesting bed of this jam of music, it’s just real calm and then the beat is very intricate and blows up in the end, so it was just shaping that in the studio was a really fun process…

BL: For me it was “Born To Love You” just the difference between where it started as a demo… and where it ended and I think the process of how it starts subtle and then ends to this really loud rocking song…

TB: What is one-thing fans don’t know about you that would be surprising to them?

BL: Maybe that we’ve been together 5 years and that we’ve actually been touring together for 5 years. A lot of people are just now finding out who we are, but we about 3 years ago loaded up in a RV and have been touring full time ever since…

TB: You guys have a really interesting story; to other musicians what would your advice be for getting into the business?

BL: Move to a place where it’s happening… If you want to be in country music Nashville is probably the spot. Don’t try to follow any formula, just make music that is honest to you because at the end of the night you have to play it… Do what you love… and it will grab attention to people more than I think people realize.

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Editor’s note: This interview was edited for length and clarity.

 

 

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