The start of the summer has begun!!! I attended the first concert of the season –LADY ANTEBELLUM –Take Me Downtown Tour–with at least 12,000 other fans and I am ecstatic about kicking off the concert series coverage on my site. Sunday, June 1st I saw Lady Antebellum perform at my favorite hometown venue Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY. The opening act began with country artist Joe Nichols. There was something special about Joe Nichols that night… During his performance Joe came down into the audience. As he connected with the crowd and energized the audience, he walked right into me when I was trying to take his picture. As he engaged the audience, the atmosphere changed from a relaxing night into a roar from the crowd getting ready to greet Lady Antebellum and the magnificent show that was about to happen. Leave it to Bethel Woods–you barely had time to get a hot dog and drink before Billy Currington performed. Billy played his original hits, told the crowd he didn’t have a set list and asked them to yell out what they wanted to hear. He ended with a tribute to Garth Brooks by singing his award winning song “Friends in Low Places” and getting us all excited for the main event to begin. Within minutes, Lady Antebellum hit the stage and played all their #1 hits! During their show they spent time in the crowd, greeting fans and shaking hands while continuing to perform. The band made their way to the second stage in the middle of the pavilion and performed for the audience who were hyped up and captivated by the artists. What a perfect way to start the summer concert season. The weather was perfect, the night began so relaxing, spending time with friends and family and it turned into a huge party that only Bethel Woods knows how host. This flawless show was followed up by an invite for a meet and greet with Joe Nichols who spent personal time with each guest and invited them to his face book page where he shared the pictures and the memories. If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you purchase tickets to LADY ANTEBELLUM’s Take Me Downtown Tour. You won’t be disappointed.