Sheryl Crow holds free concert at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – 12 June 2013
There were lines of people outside Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill on Wednesday for a very special performance. Nine time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow performed. The best part was, it was a free concert.
Entry was first-come, first-serve. You could call it an ‘impromptu concert’.
Sheryl Crow is in the middle of her summer tour, and she played five songs Wednesday evening for about 30 minutes, which included one of her newest singles ‘Easy’.
Toby Keith’s General Manager Will Whitworth says they didn’t have much time to prepare for the concert. Their radio partner B105 notified the bar she was coming less than one week ago.
“It was a quick turnaround for us. They contacted her and she agreed to come down and do a free show,” said Whitworth.
Tickets for Sheryl Crow’s upcoming concert range from $30 to $100+, but that wasn’t the case at The Banks.
“Why not, it’s free, might as well be here,” said attendee Ben Gifford.
“I wish more things around here were free. It seems like they’re charging for everything (nowadays),” added Jenna Webster.
“I can only imagine that Sheryl Crow coming out for free to anybody would be kind of surprising. It was to me,” said Whitworth.
Many concert goers say they hope this is a sign of things to come for areas like the Banks.
“Anything to help out Cincinnati and to plug some more money into it to our economy I think it’s great. It’s definitely improved a lot and I do feel safer down here too,” said Webster.