I've been fortunate to be able to attend many music concerts over the few decades I've been on this planet. Being employed in the broadcast industry has certainly helped since we have sponsored many concerts over the years.
But there are still some artists and bands that I have not seen in concert and are on my bucket list. A few of those include the Rolling Stones (although I did see a Mick Jagger solo concert in New York City back in the 90s), Genesis, and Aerosmith.
There are many more that I will never get to see since they no longer are around like The Doors, Grateful Dead, Van Halen (original band), Jimi Hendrix, and the list goes on and on.
How about your concert bucket list? The 2023 concert season is being announced and there are some great shows coming up this spring, summer, and fall. I asked this question on social media - "The 2023 concert season is beginning to announce shows. What, if any, artist or band is on your concert bucket list to see this year?"
Well, surprisingly, there were only a few artists or bands that were mentioned more than once. I love the fact that people have such a wide range of musical tastes. Who were the ones that come up most often?
Luke Combs came up more times than any other artist.
Chris Stapleton was also a popular choice.
Drake Mulligan is on a few people's concert bucket lists.
Diamond Rio received some mentions as well, and they will be at Touch of Texas on March 18th.
Alabama (Randy Owen & Teddy Gentry) was a popular choice on the concert bucket list.
Here are a sampling of the other responses I received:
Mary K. - Paul McCartney. Saw Ringo a couple of years ago at the Arena and it was fantastic.
Lisa Z. - Alabama.
Liz H. - I’m already going to be seeing Chase Matthew. But will be getting tickets for Cole Swindell and Lee Brice soon too.
Katie V. - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kevin James, Goo Goo Dolls.
Dave H. - Chris Young.
Dennell J. - We just saw our first concert of 2023 on Friday - Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, and Hollywood Undead!
Suzy A. - Drop Kick Murphy!
LaMarre E. - Tool, Deftones and Mastodon.
Tomm S. - Going to see City & Colour in Ithaca.
Ross L. -Willie Nelson in Key West on March 1st. Already have my tickets. Can't wait.
Debbie G. - Diamond Rio!
La C. - Living Colour.
Seán N. - Frank Foster and Whiskey Myers.
Christina K. - Sam Riggs.
Teagen K. - Lee Brice.
Justin M. -Ghost up in Syracuse this August.
Anthony F. - Clay Walker, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Michael Buble, 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men, and various groups or artists from the 60s to the 80s.
Joe P. - Steel Panther.
Julie K. - Thomas Rhett.
John Y. - Here Come the Mummies!
Ivan N. - Garth Brooks, Alabama.
Sara E. - Rod Wave.
Tim M. Chris Stapleton (again)..one of our top 3 shows ever and we like rock. Disturbed, Godsmack, Kid Rock (again) if he decides to tour. Shinedown (again) already have the tix.
Pat D. - Victor Wooten and Keb Mo.
Alicia P. Luke Combs.
Steven R. - Alexandra Kay.
Dawn B. - Justin Moore.
Aj C. - Dustin Lynch, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Dalton Dover, Jason Aldean and Mitchell Tenpenny.
Perk P. - Luke Combs!!!!
Diane V. - Skillet and The Warning.
Ken H. - The Oak Ridge Boys.
Tammy B. - Alabama.
Debbie G. - Diamond Rio!
Margie M. - Drake Milligan and band.
Trudi S. - Whiskey Meyers, HARDYandRadio Company.
Wayne P. -Supertramp with Roger, and The Kinks. Only bands, I'd love to see.
Teara G. - Jelly Roll.
Ben N. - Ashley McBryde.
Thomas B. - Just completed my bucket list Band to see. ALTERBRIDGE at the Vine. Phenomenal!
Sheri W. - Cole Swindell.
Robin B. - Drake Milligan.
Megan C. - Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Luke Combs, Riley Green, Cody Johnson, Bailey Zimmerman, Jordan Davis.
Carrie H. - Chris Stapleton, Luke combs, Luke Bryan.
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