Live country music at the Bluestone

Bluestone Country

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.

Country and Rock Shows

WCOL Winter Wonder Jam 2017

23331277_1767860003277044_2099599963866893990_oMark your calendars for WCOL Winter Wonder Jam 2017 Friday, December 8th!

Join us at the Bluestone for 92.3 WCOL’s Winter Wonder Jam featuring Michael Ray’s “Get To You” Tour with special guests Love and Theft and Devin Dawson.  Doors open at 8pm.

Michael Ray is known for his break out single, “Kiss You in the Morning”, but has come a long way since then.  This Florida native is bringing his edgy country sound to Columbus for a night to remember.  This will be Ray’s second headlining tour.   It is named after the first single released from his sophomore album, “Get To You”.  He is using skills learned from time spent opening for big name artists and the experiences from his first headlining tour to create the best show he possibly can for all of his fans.

Michael Ray is bringing an incredible line up with him:

Love and Theft is the duo that brought “Angel Eyes” to country music fans in 2012.  Their most recent album, “Whiskey On My Breath” explores new avenues of style and sound.  But it sticks to the basics Love and Theft is known for–high energy and songwriting fueled with emotion.

Devin Dawson is currently breaking into the country music scene.  His hit single “All On Me” is featured on Spotify’s New Boots playlist.  He is getting ready to release his album, “Dark Horse” early next year–come get a sneak peak of some of the material at the show!

This will be a party you won’t want to miss.  Grab a friend, and get ready to spend a night out with 92.3 WCOL and your favorite country music fans at the Bluestone.  Tickets are $30 in advanced and $35 at the door.  So get your tickets now, no reason to wait!

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Dave Kennedy – These Days

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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Country Music in Columbus, Ohio

The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

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

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Country Music’s Rising Star comes to Columbus

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

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Aaron Lewis sells out 1st show and adds another July 27th

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/

 

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