The Anything Goes Tour is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the year. All three artists on the bill are well on their way to becoming country music superstars. Frankie Ballard mixes his rock roots with country messages to create a live performance that’s worthy of a spot at a rock festival. For Thomas Rhett, he’s as country as they come. At just twenty four years of age, Rhett’s youth shines through on stage, he knows how to connect with the younger generation of country fans as does so each and every night. And what more could you ask for then country’s party boys, Florida Georgia Line to close out the show. It’s their first major headlining tour so you know they’ll bring the party every second they’re on stage.
Chris Young and Lee Brice announced their co-headlining tour last week and it kicks off this weekend in the Northeast. They take the stage in Syracuse tonight and then head to Foxwoods in Connecticut for the second night of the tour. Tickets for the show are still available, so it’s definitely a show you won’t want to miss.
One of country’s best songwriters will take the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday night. Phil Vassar, who has penned songs for the likes of Tim McGraw and David Nail, will bring his high energy set to the venue in what is sure to be a night full of family friendly country music. Vassar’s stage presence would make you think he’s still in his youth. He’ll move about the stage, engage the audience, and even interact with those closest to the front. He really is a true showman.
It’s not just his stage presence that makes Phil Vassar one of our favorite artists to watch perform. His songs also play a vital role, and we’re not just talking about the ones his written for other. His original tunes are equally as compelling. He reached the top five on the charts with songs such as “Carlene,” “In a Real Love,” and “Love is a Beautiful Thing” among others. If you’re unfamiliar with Vassar’s music the first thing you should know is that his sound highlights the piano rather than the guitar. It’s something that you don’t hear too often in modern country and that makes it refreshing. We saw Vassar perform back in August at the Woodstock Fair (Photos) and were blown away by his cover of Elton John’s “Piano Man.” He closed his set with the track and performed the opening piano solo himself in what was really the highlight of the night.
So if you’re looking to catch some great country music in the Northeast this weekend head on down to the Ridgefield Playhouse and check out Phil Vassar. Tickets available here.
Kip Moore was chosen by CMT to headline their annual tour. The Up in Smoke Tour has been hitting midsize theaters across the U.S. for the past couple of months and comes to the Northeast this weekend. He, Sam Hunt, and Charlie Worsham will stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Friday and Hampton Casino Ballroom on Saturday. Here’s what to expect from each artist: Continue reading Kip Moore Brings His Up in Smoke Tour to the Northeast
Dierks Bentley brings his Riser Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena tonight for what should be a great night of country music. Randy Houser is a little bit under the weather, but hopefully he’ll be able to go. If not expect a longer set from rising country star Eric Paslay to make up for the lost time. The show is expected to shortly after 7:15 and finish up right around 11:15. Here’s what to expect from each performer: