Jon Langston

The City Center and US 105.9 Present

Jon Langston

Ben Gallaher

Thursday May 10th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 19 and over

Jon Langston
Jon Langston
Georgia native, Jon Langston, has always had a love for music of all kinds, but has not always pursued a career in the music industry. Even though he had a band in 8TH grade with a few hometown buddies, it was nothing more than just a fun hobby for Langston at the time. Instead, Langston set his sights on playing football in high school and earned a Division I scholarship to play at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina in 2009. It was his junior year of college when he picked the guitar up again. “I suffered multiple concussions, and so the coaches, doctors and myself decided the best for my health was to hang up the pads,” Langston says. “It was hard but I knew it was the right thing to do. I didn’t know what God had planned for my life at the time.” Langston began to learn how to play the guitar again and began to write his own songs and posting them on YouTube. “It is crazy how God closes one door and opens another. I had no idea what was ahead of me with the whole music world.”
Since then Langston has shown a passion and love for country music, while his unique voice and songwriting have sparked a wildfire fan base across the country. Selling out shows across the Southeast, including the Georgia Theatre three times, dreams are starting to come true for Langston. “To be given the opportunity to not only play on that stage, but to headline the theatre, where I’ve seen many acts perform such as: Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, and Corey Smith, who are guys I look up to, it was an honor and a night I will never forget.”
Langston, now a Music City resident in Nashville, TN, has created his own style and sound from a variety of influences. Growing up listening to everything from Alan Jackson to the Eagles, Langston has crafted a fresh, new country music sound that is ready for take off. Langston, now 26 years old, has a publishing deal with Sony ATV, and is managed by KP Entertainment. His current single “Prob’ly At A Bar” is out now.
Ben Gallaher
Ben Gallaher
After playing backwoods bars and Pennsylvania prisons, Ben Gallaher came to Nashville, Tennessee with 12 songs, 6 strings, and 1 dream. In October 2014, Gallaher signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and soon after signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in May 2015. He is currently touring, writing full time, and in the studio working on his first album as a signed artist.

After one year at Penn State University, he transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University where he graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies.

As a songwriter, Ben says, “I write about the common man, because those are the people I grew up with. In every song there’s a story about life, and what we hope to become and the highs and lows on our journey.” Not only do his lyrics and melodies make you want to pump your fist and sing along, but as an extremely talented lead guitarist with a stage presence beyond his years, he can entertain and engage an audience. Chicken pickin’ rock ‘n’ roll riffs woven into country rock anthems are distinguishing his music style.

The twenty three-year-old Pennsylvania-native has captured national media attention, built an adoring online community, and is proving himself as a singer, songwriter, lead guitarist, and entertainer. Sharing the stage with headlining acts Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Farr, 38 Special, Lee Brice, Parmalee, Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Frankie Ballard, and more, Ben is fire and kerosene on stage. His live performance is full of an energy and enthusiasm that comes from deep within his DNA. With equal parts passion, heart, and hard work, he is building a loyal fan base one song and one town at a time.

Gallaher finished his fifth “Barbed Tour” in 2015 where he performs in Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institutions over the span of a month during the holiday season.

When Ben is not singing, writing, or performing, you’ll find him fishing at the nearest lake or stream, or counting the days until buck season. As an Eagle Scout, Ben has a passion for giving back to his community.

www.bengallahermusic.com
Venue Information:
The City Center
505 S. Chestnut Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
http://www.citycenterchampaign.com