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Never Before Seen Photos of Olivia Rodrigo’s Austin City Limits Live Performance

Olivia Rodrigo performs at a taping of Austin City Limits Live, for her second ever concert. (Photo by Dan Garcia)

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Last month Olivia Rodrigo delivered her second ever concert on a huge stage, the iconic Moody Theater in Austin, Texas for a special taping of Austin City Limits Live. The taping will air on PBS in December but you can peep our photos for a taste of the huge performance.

Check out our photos from Olivia Rodrigo’s second ever live concert at the iconic Austin City Limits:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Never Before Seen Photos from Olivia Rodrigo’s First Live Concert

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the iHeartRadio Daytime Stage in Las Vegas, NV on September 18, 2021. (Photo by Dan Garcia)

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We’re pulling some never before seen photos from the vault from Olivia Rodrigo’s first live concert. Following a couple performances on award shows and Saturday Night Live, fans traveled from across the country to Sin City for the iHeartRadio Music Festival and to witness Olivia’s highly anticipated headlining set.

Check out our photos from Olivia Rodrigo’s first ever live concert:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Photos: Dustin Lynch Kicks Off Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes

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Live music is officially back in the Good Land, as Country Thunder returned to Twin Lakes, WI for another 4-day weekend of stellar country music performances.

But if you expected Country Thunder to ease fans into the action, you were mistaken, because the music festival hit the ground running with a huge headlining performance from “Cowboys and Angels” singer, Dustin Lynch.

The Tennessee native brought all of his hits to the farm on Thursday night, giving most fans their first real taste of live music since the COVID-19 pandemic. Lynch showed no signed of rust though, while delivering a memorable performance for his Midwest fans.

Check out our photos from Dustin Lynch’s headlining performance at Country Thunder Wisconsin:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Photos: Dierks Bentley Parties in the Rain at the Windy City Smokeout

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Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout kept its streak of top notch headlining performers on Saturday night for Day 3 of the 4-day country music festival, with a great performance by Nashville recording artist Dierks Bentley.

Unfortunately for fans who planned on staying dry for the festival, mother nature’s streak did not live on throughout the extended weekend. A little rain wasn’t going to stop the music however, as the show went on and fans enjoyed a day of great performances, rain or shine.

After singer Riley Green warmed up the sold-out crowd, the “What Was I Thinkin” singer made his return to stage in front of his Second City fans and gave Chicago a preview of his upcoming “Beers On Me” tour, which kicks off later this year. Fittingly, early in his performance, Bentley even invited a fan on stage to shotgun a beer, and the energy never fell throughout his entire set.

Check out our photos from Dierks Bentley’s stormy show for his Windy City Smokeout fans:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Darius Rucker Headlines Day 2 of Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout

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Darius Rucker rocked his Windy City Smokeout fans like a wagon wheel on Friday night after his highly anticipated return to stage. Performing a number of his country music hits, a few covers, and even some of his Hootie & The Blowfish singles, the “Hold My Hand” recording artist delivered a show that Chicago will not soon forget.

From start to finish, you would never have guessed that this was one of Rucker’s only performances in the last year and a half. The Hootie & The Blowfish lead turned country star didn’t miss a beat on Friday and proved why he was one of the stand out names on the festival’s stacked lineup, blowing the crowd away with performances of “Alright”, “Hold My Hand” and of course his rendition of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel”.

Check out our favorite photos from Rucker’s headlining performance:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Live Music Returns to Chicago as Brett Eldredge Kicks Off the Windy City Smokeout

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Live music has returned to the Second City, as Chicago’s premiere country music festival, the Windy City Smokeout, kicked off on Thursday night with Illinois’ own, Brett Eldredge.

Celebrating the festival’s 9th year and 2nd year taking place at the lots of the United Center, the same site that hosted mass vaccination clinics throughout the spring is now host to Chicago’s first music festival of 2021. Needless to say, fans couldn’t be more excited.

The Windy City Smokeout is expected to host more than 15,000 fans throughout the extended weekend, with headlining performances from A-list country stars like Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi, as well as big performances from Morgan Evans, Ryan Hurd, the Randy Rogers Band and many more. If the music alone wasn’t enough for you, the festival will also feature some of the best BBQ from the local and national pitmasters.

The moment that fans had been waiting for, for over a year, night 1 of the festival was a can’t miss evening as Brett Eldredge blessed Chicago with it’s biggest performance since March of 2020, also marking our return to live music coverage since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out our favorite photos from the “Don’t Ya” singers memorable performance:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Check Out Our Photos from the 2019 WGCI Big Jam with Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby & More

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Chicago’s WGCI brought some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B to the United Center this weekend for their annual Big Jam. The lineup included 2019’s biggest hitmakers from hip-hop heavyweights the Migos, the charismatic DaBaby, and “Hot Girl Summer” creator Megan Thee Stallion.

The stacked-up bill also included support from Tink, Yella Beezy, Jacquees, G Herbo, and Wale. It also included a surprise appearance from Chicago’s own Jeremih during Wale’s set. The Chicago fans came to represent the city well with the strong support for G Herbo. The hometown favorite wasted no time in his laidback robust set.

Meg The Stallion turned up the crowd into a frenzy with her Hot Girl Summer anthems. She also led two rounds of an audience volunteered twerk showcase. Da Baby’s hip-hop musical took over the Big Jam stage, which created an energy-filled performance from start to finish that performing in the show out audience. There was a missed opportunity not having Megan Thee Stallion and Da Baby perform “Cash” together, but both performances were equality highlights of the night.

Big Jam paid tribute in the packed United Center to Chicago’s own Juice Wrld. “Lucid Dreams” played as a montage of footage of past performances and studio sessions played to honor the recently passed artist.

WGCI’s Big Jam continues to bring the biggest names in music, creating a lineup of can’t miss performances. This year was no different. The always sold-out Big Jam is the best way to celebrate and enjoy the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Big Jam has succeeded in ending the year on a high note with its talent stacked lineup.

Check out our photos from WGCI’s Big Jam!

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Photos: iHeartRadio Brings the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, NF & More to Chicago’s Jingle Ball

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

103.5 KISS FM brought some of the biggest names in music to Chicago’s annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.

With a massive headlining performance from the Jonas Brothers, artists like NF, Niall Horan, AJR, Zara Larsson, Why Don’t We and Lewis Capaldi also blessed the stage at the sold out holiday concert.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below!

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B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash Brings Katy Perry, Camila Cabello, Normani & More to Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago’s B96 brought some of the biggest names in music for their annual and fan favorite, B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash.

With star studded performances from Katy Perry, Camila Cabello, Marshmello, as well as memorable sets from AJ Mitchell, NCT 127, Monsta X and Normani, last night was a night to remember!

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below!

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Photos: Maren Morris Brings Her “Girl: The World Tour” to The Rave in Milwaukee

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Maren Morris is on top of the world right now. After taking home the night’s biggest award, for Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards, Maren Morris wrapped up her huge Girl: The World Tour with a couple final dates in the Midwest, including a big performance at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

No stranger to Milwaukee’s historic venue, Maren Morris’ weekend performance was her biggest in Milwaukee to date. From her co-headlining show with Jon Pardi to her opening set for Keith Urban at the Bradley Center, Maren Morris has delivered a number of memorable performances in Milwaukee. The “My Church” singer added to that list of great performances on Friday night.

Kicking off her performance with her newest album’s title track, Morris performed the majority of her critically acclaimed album, Girl, as well as many stand outs from her debut album Hero, and even a couple entertaining covers as well. Maren also treated fans to a special solo performance of “Crowded Table”, one of the Grammy winning singer’s collaborations with her new country supergroup, The Highwomen.

From start to finish, the expecting mother and emerging country superstar showed us again how she is one of the best entertainers in music today. While it’s unclear when Maren Morris will make her next visit to Milwaukee, since needless to say she will be very busy in the next couple years, fans can’t wait to welcome her back.

Check out our favorite photos from Maren Morris’ Milwaukee tour stop below.

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