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Jon Pardi brings hardcore country show to Evansville

Jon Pardi performs at Victory Theatre
Jon Pardi performs at Victory Theatre
Amanda Tempel

Jon Pardi Evansville, Indiana, Show


Jon Pardi closed out the Victory Theatre's Summer Country Nights Concert series with a rowdy and rousing show on Friday, August 15, in Evansville, Indiana.

Bedford, Indiana, native Clayton Anderson kicked off the evening with an energetic set. Highlights included: "Beer Tastes Better on Friday," a cover of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," and "Your Love Is Like Country Music." The singer even took the opportunity to take a selfie with audience members in the background.

After a brief intermission, fans flocked to the stage as headliner Jon Pardi launched his show with "Write You A Song."

Comparing the entertainer's abilities to any other current country act is unnecessary; Jon Pardi is in a league of his own. His song's are honest and hardcore country, making his sheer talent undeniable.

His performance included album cuts like, "Chasin' Them Better Days," "Empty Beer Cans," and "Trash A Hotel Room." Jon Pardi also gave a lively rendition of Brooks & Dunn's 1992 hit, "Hard Workin' Man."

An acoustic version of "That Man" followed by a cover of George Strait's "Carrying Your Love With Me" sounded pitch perfect in the intimate setting and was a definite vocal highlight.

Jon's fans, also known as "Pardi Animals," lived up to their title as they sang, danced, and threw empty beer cans onstage throughout the night.

"When I've Been Drinking," had one of the loudest response of the evening, especially with Jon allowing the crowd to take over the final chorus.

"What I Can't Put Down," the Capitol Records recording artist's current single, features a musical groove that showcase's his band's finely-tuned sound.

The evening concluded with "Missin' You Crazy" and Jon's first top ten single, "Up All Night," before he reappeared to chants and slow claps during his encore.

Jon Pardi's debut album, "Write You A Song," is available now. View a list of upcoming tour dates and follow him on Twitter here.