After a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves this past
Saturday afternoon, the Washington Nationals cleared the field to make
for a small stage being built right outside of center field for
the kickoff concert of this summer’s NatsLive Post-Game Concert
Series, featuring country music duo
Big & Rich.
The series, which is free to all attendees of the day’s game, was originally set to start with
Dierks Bentley, who canceled on Friday due to a family emergency.
The two Nashville stars walked onto the field dressed in flamboyant getups: rhinestone-studded silver cowboy boots and bedazzled
John Rich and a fringed camel vest and black top hat combo for
“Are y’all ready to have a Big & Rich time tonight?” Rich yelled to the crowd before starting off “Soul Shaker,” from the
duo’s sophomore album,
Comin’ to Your City.
The three-time Grammy-nominated twosome kept the
stands on their feet throughout their hour-long set with down-home faves
like “8th of November,” “Rollin’ (The Ballad of Big &
Rich)”, and a Southern-tinged cover of ACDC’s “You Shook Me All Night.”
By the end of the high-energy show, complete with high kicks and pelvic thrusts by Big Kenny, the remaining crowd was fully
geared up to save a horse and ride a cowboy.
The NatsLive Concert Series continues throughout the summer with performances by the Wallflowers (July 21) and Third Eye Blind
(August 18). For more information, visit their website.