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Sara Evans at The Kenly Amphitheater

July 28, 2022

Layton, Utah usually takes a back seat to Salt Lake City and Ogden when it comes to entertainment options.  That changed recently when The Kenley Amphitheater in Layton hosted Country superstar, Sara Evans, for a sold-out stop on her current tour. 

Fans piled into the Kenly Amphitheater hoping to get good seats in the lawn section or make it through the food and vendor lines and get to their seats before the show started.  This show, sold out fast and the one’s lucky enough to score tickets were eagerly awaiting to see one of Country’s most iconic women take the stage.  Evans has garnered incredible success throughout her career, racking up five number one hits and numerous awards for her music.  Her music speaks for itself but watching her perform live it's easy to see why she has enjoyed this success.  Evans not only is a talented singer, but she engages easily with her fans telling stories about her life and career all the while having perfect comedic timing to keep the crowd laughing and wanting more.  One of the comedic spots was when she talked about her life in the music business.  How she started out young and her parents had her and her siblings performing as the Sara Evans Band.  She joked about how her mom appreciated people supporting Sara so that Evans could support her in return.  She then talked about how her daughter, Olivia Evans, is following in her footsteps and that one day hopefully soon Olivia can support her.  After this her daughter performed a incredible performance of “Tennessee Whiskey” which earned her a standing ovation from the crowd.

Of course, the highlight of the evening were Evans songs which have connected with so many people.  Evans writes anthems for people about overcoming obstacles, discovering yourself and being true to yourself.  It was easy to see how much these songs meant to the fans who sang along with every word and were dancing with their arms out along to her smash hit “Born to Fly.” My personal favorite was when she performed “A Little Bit Stronger,” this has always been my favorite song of Evans and seeing her perform it live capped off the night for me. We were also treated to some of her covers from her album Copy That, which she joked again that her mom would appreciate it if we bought the album to help support her.  It was a fun and exciting part of the show seeing Evans cover some classics such as “My Sharona” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

Overall, it was an incredible performance and Evans kept the crowd singing along, dancing and laughing with her all night. 

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