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Concerts

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

6/25/2016 Darius RuckerGood for a Good Time‘ Tour, with Dan + Shay, and Michael Ray Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO.

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Brooks & Dunn ~ Country Lakeshake Festival

Brooks & Dunn

June 18th, June 19th 2016 – Iconic Country Duo Brooks & Dunn, performed back to back nights at the Country Lakeshake Festival in Chicago, IL. This was their first full concert performance in 6 years, outside of their Las Vegas residency with Reba.

Ronnie Dunn

Kix Brooks

Brooks & Dunn

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Shot for Live Nation, Country Lakeshake

 

 

Country LakeShake Festival

Lakeshake Festival

June 17th – June 19th Chicago, IL. First Merit Bank Pavilion, Northerly Island – with Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Martina McBride, Sam Hunt, Travis Tritt, and the return of Brooks & Dunn (and many more).

Kasey Musgraves

Brooks & Dunn

Tim McGraw

Martina McBride

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Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

6/11/2016 Brantley Gilbert, with Justin Moore, & Colt Ford Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO.

Colt Ford

Justin Moore

 

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Keith Urban

Keith Urban

6/3/2106 Keith Urban ‘Ripcord Tour’ with Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO.

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Full set of Brett Eldredge photos HERE 

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Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band

5/29/2016 Dave Matthews Band Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO.

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Pointfest

Pointfest – Story of the Year

5/21/2016 105.7 The Point’s annual full day of rock n roll. Pointfest. Story of the Year, Chevelle, Deftones, Sick Puppies, Flogging Molly, & more.

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

5/13/2016 Miranda Lambert kicks off the 2016 Summer Concert Season at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO. Special guest Kip Moore.

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Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons

4/16/2016 – Mumford & Sons Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO.

Mumford & Sons

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The Bottle Rockets

The Bottle Rockets

3/26/2016 – The Bottle Rockets played an intimate, full on electrified, show at South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, MO., upon the release of their latest record of the same name.

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

3/6/2016 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, brought their A game to St. Louis, MO. Performing the 1980 record “The River” in it’s entirety (plus some). The sold out experience was quite incredible, due in part to the Chaifetz Arena is a 10,000 capacity venue. It felt very intimate. * All photos were shot from my seat, using my Canon point & shoot, G1X MKII. (more…)

AC/DC

2/20/2016 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO. AC/DC brought the ‘Rock or Bust‘ Tour to town. Big rock show turned up to Volume 11. Special guest Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. (more…)

The Madison Letter

1/30/2016 The Madison Letter performed to a packed house at The Duck Room, in St. Louis, MO. (more…)

Rknphoto Best of 2015

2015BestCollage

 

2015 – As always, I never take for granted the privilege of capturing moments during music performances. Looking back at 2015, I think I’ve had my most diverse year. Beginning with 10,000 + snaps, over 800 final edits, I’ve narrowed those to 50, which I feel is the best summary of what I do. The majority of the images I’ve selected, were shot during the first 2 or 3 songs of the artist performance, this is typical with granting permission to press & venue photographers from virtually every major tour, regarding use of pro gear, interchangeable lenses, etc. Although camera brand has nothing to do with the bottom line of good photography, I am proud to be a Canon user, with the excellent 5D MK III as my go to body. When I attend a concert as a fan, buying a ticket, taking a seat, I’ve begun bringing along a point and shoot camera, the excellent Canon G1X MK II. Five images in my top 50 were shot with this camera, including 1-3.  Notables: Having unlimited access as the official photographer for the Windy City LakeShake Festival in Chicago, allowed me freedom to look for angles and situations outside of my normal shooting environment, exhausting 3 days, but worth every second. Spending a day with the Smashing Pumpkins on assignment through Yamaha guitars, was a real treat, and special memory of the year. Seeing personal musician friends play on the big stage, having their moments of a lifetime, watching them mesmerize the audience with their talent, always brings me joy. The people I work with, and other photographers I work alongside in the pit, are fantastic, special folks, and is at the top of the list of reasons I love what I do. Thank you to Live Nation, and the crew at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre for having me, it’s truly an honor to be part of your Voo-Doo that you Do. Thank you to all who check in occasionally, leave feedback, or click ‘like’ on my Facebook page, I really appreciate your support. So, here we go. My favorite 50 shots from 2015. (more…)

Greek Fire @ The Pageant

12/7/2015 – St. Louis homegrown talent, Greek Fire, plays their first headline show, which sold out, at The Pageant as part of alternative radio station 105.7 The Point series of Holiday Scheduled ‘Ho Ho Shows‘. Prior to the show, I arrived early to capture images from their fan V.I.P. experience package, which took place in an intimate setting within the venue about an hour before doors opening to the public. (more…)


Rock

Pointfest
Pointfest

5/21/2016 105.7 The Point’s annual full day of rock n roll. Pointfest. Story of the Year, Chev

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Country

Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker

6/25/2016 Darius Rucker ‘Good for a Good Time‘ Tour, with Dan + Shay, and Michael Ray Ho

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