Jerrod Niemann’s Got This
Progressive country crooner Jerrod Niemann brought the party to One Centre Square in Easton last night. The Platinum-certified singer of radio hits “Lover, Lover,” “What Do You Want,” and “Drink to That All Night” played for a crowd of over 200. Niemann is currently on tour promoting his 4th album This Ride, featuring singles “I Got This” and “God Made a Woman.”
The show opened with Pottstown native Kendal Conrad, sporting a Lehigh Valley Phantoms cap and sharing the stories behind gossip-infused “It’s All True” – owning the absurd rumors that surround every high schooler (yes, even you). She followed up with “Glow in the Dark,” a sultry tune about the “hottest relationship I’ve never had.” Conrad also opened for Dylan Schneider at OCS earlier this month.
Next up was Nashville singer Jacob Powell, whose originals included creative titles “Silver Bulletproof” and “Wild West Dreams.” Powell engaged the growing crowd with a chorus sing-along during “Loud,” which, you guessed it, turned up the volume.
Niemann took the stage at 9:15 p. m., and the first song (aptly titled “Zero to Crazy”) included a t-shirt giveaway, coozie toss, and pulling a young fan onto the stage to dance. The 90-minute set included a combination of familiar singles and crowd favorites (“One More Drinkin’ Song,” “Shinin’ On Me,” “For Everclear” – can you spot the theme?). Niemann and guitarist JR, a Marine Corps veteran, also debuted emotional new song “Old Glory” that was written out of civilian respect for the military. One fan, wearing an American flag scarf, held it up during a goosebump-inducing “U.S.A.” chant.
Niemann’s set concluded around 10:45 p.m., with a medley of songs that have a home in any country bar – “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Mountain Music” – as well as “Crazy Train,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Santeria.” With a final toast, Niemann left the stage smiling.
One Centre Square is located exactly where its name specifies – right in the heart of downtown Easton. The venue opened in 2017 and features two bars, a high-quality sound system, and multi-level viewing areas. Pro tip: Get there early for a crack at a table or bar stool. Ladies – the restroom lines move pretty quickly too. Upcoming shows include local favorites Igor & the Red Elvises (June 2), The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (August 4), and an 8-ball pool tournament (July 19).