If you told me I’d be seeing Kenny Chesney twice this summer I wouldn’t believe you. Back in June I caught a private performance of Kenny’ s on the rooftop of 230 Fifth in New York. He was doing a taping for a 4th of July special so he pretty much played two songs the entire night, but I didn’t mind. It would probably be the closest I ever saw him live.
Last year I covered his show with Zac Brown Band for Rolling Stone and it was a true summer concert experience (and my first Kenny Chesney concert!) Kenny Chesney summer tours are synonymous with tailgating and with that fun.
Before the show I was invited to Zac Brown Band’s eat and greet and it was unlike anything I ever witnessed. The band cooks for 100 or so fans and eats with them before the show. Lucky for me, Zac Brown just so happened to sit across the table from me and we chatted about the summer camp plans he had for Camp Southern Ground for special needs children and he even showed me the floor plans.
I’m not quite sure any show will top that experience, but I’m willing to find out this weekend at the Brothers of the Sun Tour. I’ll be covering the show for Billboard so stay tuned for my review and be sure to follow my country Twitter account, countryNYC for all things country.