I’m still singing and buzzing from Friday night when I finally got to see one of my favorite country music artists–Blake Shelton–in concert! I’ve wanted to see him for years, but he either didn’t tour in our area or I wasn’t able to go. So glad it worked out because he put on one hell of a show!
My dear friend, who happens to be my cousin’s wife, and I had been saying forever how we needed to have a mom’s night out–no kids/no husbands–just us! She lives close to Baltimore so when we heard Blake was coming to the Royal Farms Arena we looked for tickets immediately. Unfortunately, by that point the show had just about sold out and the only seats left were either crap or super expensive. Luckily, my friend has a friend (love it when that works out!) who has a little pull when getting concert tickets. The only catch was that they were “mystery seats” and we didn’t know until we arrived at will call that night where they were. Talk about nerve wracking, but also kind of exciting!
We decided to kick off our night with a bite to eat and cocktails at B&O Restaurant in Baltimore. A modern and trendy yet casual atmosphere with an interesting menu. Also, it was only a block from Royal Farms so a great place to start the night. We shared a chopped kale chicken salad and wagyu burger and fries while sipping on a delish “Queen Bee” cocktail. Very fitting for our mom’s night out!
After dinner we trekked it over to the venue anxiously awaiting the news! And to our very pleasant surprise they were AMAZING seats and we were super close to the stage! This venue is much smaller than others I’ve been too, but it’s also the closest I’ve ever been to the performer. It was awesome and such a relief. 🙂
Blake’s opening acts were Carly Pearce, Trace Adkins, and Brett Eldredge. We were hoping that timing wise we’d make it in time to see Brett and Blake, but Brett was singing his last song when we made it to our seats…womp-womp. But Blake played for 2 1/2 hours and brought Carly and Trace out for a few duets so I quickly got over it!
He played ALL the hits and literally sounds just as good live as he does on his albums. Which of course I had to sing along to every song because well, when you’re feeling the music that’s just what you gotta do! By the end of the night I basically dying for water because I was too damn cheap to spend $5 on a bottle there–ugh!
The night was super fun, but ended quickly and I headed back home to Virginia since Aaron had to be on the road to Pennsylvania by 5:00am. It was a late night, so no full night of sleep, but what’s that anyway?? I got to wake up to my babies and spend an entire day relaxing in our jammies so it was totally worth it.
Who is your favorite country music artist? And what’s your idea of a fun Mom’s Night Out?