Usually I go to a handful of concerts during the summer but this summer included lots of work and other vacations. So here are the few concerts I did go to and why you should go see them too.
1.New Addictions Tour (7/1 & 7/2)
R5, Ryland, BC Jean, Hailey Knox
Everyone knows R5 is my favorite band but other than their music, they are amazing performers. They really interact with the crowd and really show you how appreciative they are for the fans.
Darien Lake , NY
Sam Hunt with Maren Morris, Ryan Follese & Chris Janson
I lucked out and was able to score 3 front row tickets to the 15 in a 30 tour at PNC for $90. Let me tell you, this was one hell of a concert. Being front row at a small venue is nice and intimate but being front row at a huge pavilion was pretty awesome too. You felt the jealousy of everyone around you.
Chris Janson was up next and he is the most energetic person I’ve ever seen. It was impossible to take a picture of him because he was moving and jumping around so much but his songs were so fun to sing a long to I didn’t even want to take pictures.
Sam Hunt came on around 9 and opened with Leave the Night On. I love how the stage was set up, he had the entire stage all to himself with his band towards the back. He included songs that he has written for other like Cop Car for Keith Urban and I Met a Girl for William Michael Morgan. He kept smiling the whole time he was performing, you can tell how genuine he was.
Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant & Lindsey Ell
My sister, best friend and I bought lawn tickets off of Groupon for the concert. When we got there and went inside PNC has the option to upgrade your seat for $10. I know they do this for concerts that have a lot of unsold seats and you don’t get to pick what seats you upgrade to. We lucked out and got upgraded to section 104! Talk about luck.
Lindsey Ell came on first and I’ve never heard her before but she was pretty good. Next up was Chase Bryant. What a babe. He is such a good performer and I would absolutely go see him again ! On a side note, during his set my sister noticed Kevin Jonas standing off to the side watching the concert. Not many people noticed it was him right away so only a handful of people asked to take a pic with him. I was freaking out because of how big of a Jonas Brothers fan I am. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and went over to ask him for a picture. He was really sweet and I made sure to thank him and told him to enjoy the concert.
Last up before Brad was Dustin Lynch, another hottie. His smile blinded me from my seat that’s how bright his teeth were ! I forgot how many songs of his I knew like Small Town Boy and Seein’ Red.
Brad Paisley started his set with First Time For Everything and a Purple Rain cover. During one of his songs he played clips of epic fails in the background and I couldn’t stop laughing. Then he gave this little girl one of his guitars ! What I loved most was his tribute to the troops. He brought out 4 service men and women on stage to thank them for their service.Chase Bryant came out and sang American Saturday Night then Dustin Lynch sang I’m Still A Guy with Brad Paisley. He ended the night singing Water and had all the opening acts come out and sing with him including Kevin Jonas. Kevin even chugged a beer on stage and sang a little with Brad. Overall it was a really awesome concert experience.
What was your first and favorite concert you’ve ever been to ? Drop it in the comments, I’d love to hear them 🙂