Evan Button Album Release Party

Last week I went to my first music event of the year. It was a small local show at the Oceanfront. A few months ago my friend Kaila introduced me to an artist she discovered on Twitter, Jackson LeBeau. I also fell in love with his music. It was a no brainer that we would go see him play next time he had a show in Virginia Beach. The moment the show was announced it was on the calendar.

I was particularly excited for this show. It was my first show in VA with local artists and my first show of 2015. Also I have talked to Jackson a few times on twitter and he seemed really nice, I was looking forward to meeting him.

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It was a really great show! It was in a restaurant that cleared out tables for stage and dance floor area. I can’t imagine how annoying it must have been for the servers trying to carry food and drinks through the crowd from the kitchen. I am sure they have had to tackle that challenge before. There was a really lively crowd. I am not very familiar with this area’s local music scene, so I don’t know how well known this event was. I am under the impression that 95% of the crowd was friends and family of Evan and Jackson. I also say this, because of the LARGE amount of high school kids and their families, presumably classmates of Evan. (Why didn’t any of the guys I went to High School with get in to music until AFTER High School? Actually, maybe one of them had a band that I never saw. I don’t really remember.) It was pretty cool to see all the support whether they were fans or friends.

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The show opened with Evan Button performing a set of covers. Kaila and I hung out at the bar and enjoyed a few drinks. I didn’t get any clear recordings of the covers since we were at the bar. Everything sounded great though! After his first set I went over to say hello. I hadn’t talked to him too much on social media, but I added him on all the social media outlets when the show was announced. He knew who I was when I went over to him. He even remembered my last name. I was impressed! I am so terrible with names. (I am still struggling to remember the names of the two guys in the band I am seeing tonight!) I didn’t want to take up too much of his time on his big night so our conversation was short. Of course I grabbed my selfie, you know me. (#SelfieQueen) He was such a sweet kid though, and I am glad I went over to meet him.

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The second set was Jackson LeBeau and Co. We moved from the bar for his set and sat closer to the stage so we could get a better view. Their set was very good! They did a few songs I knew from listening on Spotify, a few covers, and a few songs they wrote that I hadn’t heard yet. I just love their sound! Definitely check them out!

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After their set Kaila and I went over to meet Jackson. After getting such a warm genuine greeting from Evan, meeting Jackson wasn’t exactly what I expected. He was still nice and we got a picture with him. I also met the female vocals, Suzie who was such a sweetheart! We will definitely see them again next time they do a show locally.

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The main event was Evan Button performing his new album. I was very impressed with his performance! The album is called Walking on Earth. You can download it on iTunes or check it out here on Spotify. It is definitely worth a listen. The guy has talent and you can tell he has a passion for what he is doing. I caught myself humming some of his album for a few days after the show. It is catchy stuff! I certainly hope I will see him perform again.

The whole evening was really great! Since it wasn’t a ticketed event I decided I needed something to take with me to fill in the place of a ticket stub in my memory box. So as we made our exit Kaila helped me re-home a poster. I hope it wasn’t missed. It is in good hands now though. Both Jackson LeBeau and Evan Button are extremely talented artists. I highly suggest you check them out!

You can see my pictures from this show here on Facebook. I tweet most of my Concert Adventures with #AFLive15 give me a follow at @SomeKindaAnneF 

I have my next concert adventure in Richmond tonight and my first EDM show! It should be pretty interesting…

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