A Pardi was recently held in the Windy City, as Jon Pardi played a sold-out show at the famous country bar Joe’s on Weed Street. The smaller venue was perfect and gave a good view of the stage no matter where you were standing.
Pardi is a country artist who stands out from his peers. He follows his country roots by making real country music that fans can relate to. His music is influenced by Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. What you get at a Jon Pardi concert is traditional country with a rowdy twist.
I have to admit, I didn’t expect what I saw at Joe’s. Being from Arizona, I am familiar with Pardi’s music. I’ve seen him open for Alan Jackson in Phoenix and I’ve seen him play at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Vegas. At those shows, his fans showed up in numbers. Never did I think the same would happen in Chicago.
Pardi came out to a packed crowd filled with raucous fans. The amount of beer flowing could have filled the Chicago River. These fans came for a show, and they certainly got one!
Pardi’s lyrics are a perfect complement to his guitar prowess and powerful vocals. At the show he performed “Head Over Boots,” “Empty Beer Cans,” “Up All Night,” “What I Can’t Put Down,” and “Trash a Hotel Room,” among many others. Chicago country fans responded by singing the songs right back with him. This California artist can add Chicago country fans to his growing fan base. Jon Pardi undeniably lived up to his reputation of being a true Pardi Animal.