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Black Stone Cherry Lights Up Virginia Beach: A Night of Southern Rock Mastery at Elevation 27

Black Stone Cherry @ Elevation 27
Photographer: Kenny Reining

Virginia Beach's Elevation 27 was LIT last night by the southern rock titans Black Stone Cherry, who delivered a high-octane performance that set the stage ablaze before Saint Asonia took the reins. Known for their blend of hard-hitting rock with a southern twist, Black Stone Cherry showcased their musical prowess, creating an unforgettable evening for those lucky enough to be in attendance.

The night kicked off with “Me and Mary Jane,” a track that immediately set the energy high and got the crowd on their feet. The song's catchy riffs and sing-along chorus were a perfect opener, warming up the audience for the stellar set that was to follow. “Burnin’” kept the momentum going, its fiery intensity proving why Black Stone Cherry remains a formidable force in the rock scene.

As the band moved into “Again” and “Nervous,” the depth of their musicality became evident. Each song showcased the band's ability to meld melodic storytelling with powerful instrumentation, creating a sound that's both raw and refined. “White Trash Millionaire,” a fan favorite, had the entire venue singing along to its anthemic chorus, embodying the band's spirited celebration of their roots.

The emotional depth of the night deepened with “Screamin’ At The Sky” and “Like I Roll,” where the band’s lyrical prowess shone through. Each note and word felt like a journey into the heart and soul of southern rock, leaving the audience hanging on every verse.

Photographers: Kenny Reining / Asbjorn Carlson

A surprising and delightful moment came with their cover of Tracy Chapman's “Gimme One Reason.” Black Stone Cherry infused the classic song with their unique energy and style, turning it into a bluesy rock anthem that highlighted their versatility and ability to make any song distinctly their own.

As the set neared its conclusion with “When The Pain Comes,” “In My Blood,” and “Blame It On The Boom Boom,” the band's connection with the audience was palpable. Each song was a testament to their journey, their passion for music, and the shared experience of live performance.

Closing the night with “Lonely Train,” Black Stone Cherry not only ended their set on a high note but also solidified their place in the hearts of Virginia Beach's rock fans. The song’s driving rhythm and compelling vocals were a fitting finale to a night that was nothing short of spectacular.

Black Stone Cherry’s performance at Elevation 27 was more than just a rock concert; it was a celebration of music, life, and the unbreakable bond between a band and its fans. From the first note of “Me and Mary Jane” to the last echo of “Lonely Train,” the band took Virginia Beach on a journey through the heart of southern rock, leaving an indelible mark on all who witnessed their mastery.

Black Stone Cherry did more than just warm up for Saint Asonia; they delivered a performance that reignited the love for live music in everyone's hearts. On this unforgettable night in Virginia Beach, Elevation 27 became the beating heart of southern rock, pulsating with the energy and passion only Black Stone Cherry could bring.



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