Sugarland Plays at BJC
Performing to an audience filled with college students, Centre County locals and even children, Sugarland delivered a performance full of energy and excitement Friday night.
Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist, sang and danced around the stage, but also made sure to give a few karate kicks and do the robot.
The country duo has been on tour for a good portion of the summer promoting their new album, “The Incredible Machine,” set to release in October. The group started the show with “Wide Open,” a single from the new album, and also included their current hit, “Stuck like Glue” and “Find the Beat,” both from their upcoming record.
The opening artist for the night, Little Big Town, delivered promising talent, but was incomparable in energy level to that of Sugarland. The Bryce Jordan Center was virtually transformed into a county fair and all the enthusiasm that comes with it.
Throughout the concert, the band had everyone dancing in the aisles to their rhythmic songs. At one point in the night, they gave away a guitar from the set to a boy in the audience. The duo also performed a remix of “Everyday America,” including clips of popular American songs “Single Ladies” and “Party in the USA.”
By the end of the night, Sugarland had shown the crowd that despite the fact that country music isn’t the most popular genre among college students, they still know how to rock. Mackenzie Sherbondy commented, “The concert was really great because Jennifer Nettles puts on an awesome show. She’s so energetic and you can tell she’s really into what she’s doing.”
To end the night, the band returned on stage to perform an encore with Little Big Town. Overall, the fun and upbeat show engaged the entire audience and was a real crowd pleaser.