Concert/Live Show

Gallery: Kelleigh Bannen Dazzles at the Draper James Summer Concert Series! 

Summer is all about hanging out with friends and enjoying life! We had the honor of doing just that Thursday night with our girl Kelleigh Bannen at the Draper James Summer Concert Series. We have tons of videos and photos to share from the event!

The performance is part of a summer concert series that the Reese Whiterspoon owned store is putting on. The event had a very fun-filled Summer vibe to it, which fits perfectly with a lot of the songs Bannen sung! She preformed a 9 song set in a very unique setting, the window of the store! Guests mingled for about 30 minutes before Bannen took the stage, browsing the racks of clothes and enjoying the sweet Tea with Vodka! The beverages inspired Bannen to sing her song “Only Smoke When I Drink.”

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Bannen’s set consisted of some new favorites from her newly released Cheap Sunglasses EP along with some of the songs that made us love her in the first place. The crowd was also treated to a brand new song that hasn’t even been demoed yet!

WATCH: KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “PRETTY BEAUTIFUL”

Musician and long time friend, Teddy Christenberry was there to add some guitar and vocals to the performance. It was clear that this was a special moment for Bannen, who had childhood friends, family and fans cheering her on!

The crowd definitely got a good taste of her Cheap Sunglasses EP as she performed 4 of the 5 songs off it, including our favorite “Welcome To The Party.” It definitely got everyone into a festive mood and set the evening off right!

WATCH: KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “WELCOME TO THE PARTY”

Another favorite song that hasn’t officially been released but has been in a lot of Bannen’s setlists at concerts was “Broken Record Hearted.” It’s one of those songs where you have to clap along to and sing along with the chorus round and round we go / round we go

WATCH: KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “BROKEN RECORD HEARTED”

Bannen’s momma was in the audience so it was the perfect time to sing “Momma Got  A Gun.” She let everyone know her momma may be packing her gun! Daddy got a girlfriend / Momma got a gun. OH SNAP!

Bannen filled us in on some behind the scenes secrets while performing “Landlocked” which has been receiving radio play! It’s also on her EP! The Music Video for “Landlocked” was actually filmed at a house on 12 south! WATCH IT HERE.

WATCH KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “ALL GOOD THINGS” 

The intimacy of the show sure felt real as Bannen played a powerful new song that was inspired by an instagram post. This was one of the first times “Pretty Beautiful” has been heard as it hasn’t even been made into a demo yet! She told the crowd:

“When I first got in this industry, I felt like I needed to change myself and be perfect all the time in order to be accepted and in order to prove to my record label and to everbody else that I could do it. I feel like that came from a very young and inexperienced place that my worth was somehow based on my appearcance. I saw this quote on Instagram and it was like ‘We’re so concerned with being pretty, that we forget about being prety strong, pretty kind…’ I brought it into this co-write with Scott (Stepakoff) and said ‘could this possibly be a song, is it going to get cheesy, I really don’t like to do cheesy but I really think this could be a cool message.’ So essentially we wrote it to a beautiful woman who is physically beautiful but who doesn’t know that what’s most beautiful about her is all these other things. I got to play it at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event and it was like wow! I want to be doing things like this and talking about things like this more often.”

WATCH: KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “PRETTY BEAUTIFUL”

She finished the night with the title track from her latest EP “Cheap Sunglasses” which is sort of the anthem to her taking the risk of leaving her label and starting this new adeventure. Thanks to her courage and bravery, we have an amazing five song EP and hopefully more music on the way!

WATCH: KELLEIGH BANNEN PERFORM “CHEAP SUNGLASSES”

Thanks to Draper James and Kelleigh Bannen, none of us cared about being Landlocked on a hot summer night!

PHOTO GALLERY: KELLEIGH BANNEN AND TEDDY CHRISTENBERRY PERFORM AT DRAPER JAMES’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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