July 18, 2012
Showplace Theatre was hopping on Saturday night. Wade Bowen was the reason.
When the lights went down and Bowen took the stage, the 1500-seat venue was quickly transformed into the neighborhood watering hole.
Bowen set the tone at the beginning of the night by making a simple request: “Smile and enjoy yourself!” And the audience did, singing along to his own tunes like “Trouble” and “Saturday Night.” For the finale, Bowen did a cover of “Daydream Believer.”
One of the best parts of the night for me, however, came prior to the concert. I was in the right place at the right time and got to meet the Red Dirt star. With a strong handshake and a gentle demeanor, Wade Bowen won me over before he ever took the stage. We chatted about how he had performed at Riverwind before – it was during his Acoustic Tour with Randy Rogers last summer – and that he really loved the audience that had come out that evening. I guess it is no wonder that he was able to bring that familiar feeling to the Showplace Theatre by simply taking the stage. With a sweet smile, he went back to his dressing room to finish warming up for the concert.
There are several upcoming concerts at Showplace Theatre. Go to our website to see what is headed this way! And, as always, follow us on Twitter or Facebook for exciting concert announcements!