Jameson Rodgers Gets the New York City Show He’s Been Waiting For

Jameson Rodgers finally got to have his New York City headlining show that he’s been waiting nearly two years for.

Bowery Ballroom was buzzing with excitement as patrons flooded the downstairs lobby bar, in anticipation of one of the first country concerts back in Manhattan since March of 2020. The old behaviors of having a drink at the bar with friends before heading in just seems to mean a little bit more this time around.

Rising singer-songwriter, Hunter Phelps opened the show with an acoustic set providing the much-needed ambiance to gather his fans after a long time apart. He played songs likes “Throwin’ Parties” and “Breakup Sex”, which got the crowd really warmed up and in the mood to vibe along to their love of country music.

After a 45-minute set, the room was ready for Jameson Rodgers to take the stage. He came out rocking with his full band to “I Love This Town”, a tribute to all the small towns every country fan knows about. Rodgers recently dropped his debut full-length album,  Bet You’re From a Small Town, on September 17th and New York fans seemed to already know all of the words. “Girl With a Broken Heart” was a standout track of the night, mesmerizing concert-goers with lyrics like, “I know goodbye ain’t no fun // keep telling yourself he ain’t the one.”

His number one, “Cold Beer Calling My Name” brought the party to life and everyone seemed to forget about not having been at a concert in a year. Rodgers mixed in some classics like “Take It Easy”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, and “Heartache Tonight”.

Right after a fan gave the entertainer a shot to take, Rodgers said he’d been waiting two years to play New York City, as he was sick for his originally scheduled 2019 show, and he was due for a second attempt in March of 2020. “There was a time not too long ago, when I didn’t think I’d be back in New York City playing country music;” a stark reminder of everything we’ve all been through the past 18 months.

He introduced his amazing band and they each got to sing a song, ranging from full on rock to a wonderful “Tennessee Whiskey”.

Rodgers also took a moment to bring his opening act, Hunter Phelps back out for a special performance of the number one song they co-wrote together along with HARDY and Ashley Gorley, for Chris Lane, “I Don’t Know About You”. Check out a clip from the special moment below.

Another standout moment was Rodgers’ performance of his track, “One Day” hit close to home for so many to remember what’s really important, and “Bet You’re From a Small Town” rounded it out, bringing it back to his small town roots. No matter what it took to bring him back to New York, everyone was glad he came.

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Country Concerts Coming to New York City This Winter

Cure your winter blues with live country entertainment! A compilation of country music stars are gracing the stages of iconic venues throughout New York City this winter such as The Bowery Ballroom, Gramercy Theatre, Webster Hall, The Paramount and more. Check out the lineup below and click on each date to grab your tickets.

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Joe Nichols at The Paramount

December 4th

The “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” artist brings his recent headlining dates to The Paramount on Wednesday, December 4th with Natalie & The Damn Shandys to kickoff the assemblage of country winter fun.

New York Country’s 94.7 Presents: Stars and Strings at Barclays Center

December 4th

New York Country’s 94.7 Presents their very own Stars and Strings at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, December 4th featuring acts Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Runaway June, Gone West, Blanco Brown and Matt Stell. Celebrate your holidays with a number of your favorites.

Michael Ray at the Gramercy Theatre

December 5th

Michael Ray headlines CMT’s 18th annual CMT On Tour, with up-and-coming country artist Jimmie Allen and sister-duo Walker County bringing this star-studded lineup to the Gramercy Theatre on Thursday, December 5th.

Morgan Evans at The Bowery Ballroom

December 7th

Australian favorite Morgan Evans is bringing his 2019 World Tour to the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, December 7th with special guest Madison Kozak.

Randy Houser at Webster Hall

December 11th

Webster Hall welcomes Randy Houser for his Magnolia Tour on Wednesday, December 11th with special guest Paul Cauthen. Fans will get the chance to soak in Houser’s exceptional vocal abilities right in time for the Christmas holiday.

Riley Green at Gramercy Theatre

December 11th

New York’s Country 94.7 Presents Riley Green’s SOLD OUT Get That Man A Beer Tour date at The Gramercy Theatre with special guest Travis Denning on Wednesday, December 11th at the Gramercy Theatre.

Tyler Childers at Brooklyn Steel

December 14th & 15th

Genre-bending Tyler Childers hits Brooklyn Steel in NYC this winter for his SOLD OUT shows on his Country Squire Tour.

Mitchell Tenpenny at Webster Hall

December 15th with Special Guest Seaforth

Webster Hall welcomes Mitchell Tenpenny for his Anything She Says Tour with Special Guest Seaforth on Sunday, December 15th.

Brett Eldredge at Beacon Theater

December 17th & December 18th

Brett Eldredge returns to the road to share his holiday spirit on his Glow Live Tour for two nights at The Beacon Theatre with Special Guest Barry Rothbart. A perfect occasion to sip hot chocolate and sing along to your favorite Christmas songs.

Little Big Town at Carnegie Hall

January 16th

Little Big Town will perform a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, January 16th with special guest Caitlyn Smith. This will mark the first country performance at the historic venue since Alan Jackson made an appearance in 2013.

Little Big Town at The Apollo

January 17th & 18th

Little Big Town is embarking on their Nightfall Tour in 2020 and announced this news at the same time they announced the news about their ninth studio album Nightfall. They will perform two nights at The Apollo with special guest Caitlyn Smith.

Lauren Alaina at Bowery Ballroom

January 27th

Rescheduled from September 20th, 2019, Lauren Alaina’s That Girl Was Me hits Bowery Ballroom on Monday, January 27th following the singer + songwriter’s recent “Road Less Traveled” success and stint on Dancing With The Stars. Special guest Filmore will open up.

Brett Young at Hammerstein Ballroom

February 1st

Brett Young is heading out on his headlining Chapters Tour in 2020 and bringing this tour to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, February 1st with special guest Matt Ferranti; Young’s guitar player. Get tickets here.

The Cadillac Three at Bowery Ballroom

February 12th

Country Fuzz presents The Cadillac Three at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City in lieu of their album release Country Fuzz in the coming year. Get tickets here.




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