VENUE AND EVENT INFO
Cricket Wireless & Live Nation Proudly Welcome JON MCLAUGHLIN with special guests DAVE BARNES, MATT WERTZ and JORDY SEARCY to the Old National Centre!
Door Time: 7:00pm Show Time: 8:00pm
Admission Type: All Ages | Reserved Seating
Drink Specials: The Old National Centre proudly features Miller/Coors products along with the Jack Daniels brand. A variety of other options are available as well. Just ask your bartender when you order.
Egyptian Room Premium Seating: Want a riser seat for this show? Reserve today by calling Premium Seating at 317-829-5149 or email ONCPremiumSeating@LiveNation.com. Your ticket purchase will include your seat and access to the Imperial Lounge.
Parking: Our main lot is located directly in front of our marquee and entered off Alabama Street. Our secondary lot is located on North Street between Alabama and New Jersey. For more details and pricing visit the FAQ section.
Matt Wertz Bio: A self-made singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz spent years creating soulful, feel-good pop music on his own terms. Nashville — a city that doubled as his muse and adopted hometown — always played a big role in that creation process. It was the place where Wertz wrote his songs, the place he recorded his albums, the place he'd return after touring the country with songwriters like Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Parachute and Gavin DeGraw.
Something changed after 2014's Heatwave, a record that shone a neon light on Wertz's appreciation for '80s pop music. Wertz realized he'd grown perhaps a bit too comfortable in Nashville, where he'd been making music for more than a decade. Looking to write an album that tackled contemporary pop music from a different angle — literally — he headed to Los Angeles, where he spent several months writing songs for his ninth album, Gun Shy. Fueled by infectious, 90’s-inspired beats, lush textures, and soaring air-tight pop melodies, Gun Shy fires twin barrels of modern pop and synthesized R&B, finding new life in old-school influences.
"I realized I'd been making records in a similar way in the same geographic area," Wertz admits, "and I wanted to get away from that comfort zone. I personally was needing a fresh approach — to pull the clip on the grenade and blow things up and start over. I'm a fan of current pop music, and L.A. is very much about what's happening now. I wanted to see how my music fit into that space."
Filled with left-field love songs about guarding yourself, opening your heart to new possibilities, and wrestling with the sacrifice and vulnerability that love requires of everyone, Gun Shy finds Wertz urging his listeners — and, perhaps, himself — to continue taking leaps. It's an album about stepping into unfamiliar situations, armed with the courage to fail and the drive to succeed. On "Committed," the album's kickoff track, Wertz rededicates himself to the artistic struggle, and with "Slow Motion," he focuses his attention on a loved one by clearing away the clutter and distractions of everyday life. Later, during "Hold On To Me," he channels his inner Michael Jackson on a song that poses some of the biggest questions of his career: why we're here, who put us there, and what it all means. A longtime member of Nashville's songwriting community, Wertz teams up with some of L.A.'s A-list pop writers for Gun Shy, including Ian Keaggy (Hot Chelle Rae, Cody Simpson), Ben Romans (The Click Five, Carly Rae Jepsen), and Seth Jones (Greg Holden, Tyler Bryant).
More than a decade into a career filled with commercial success and touring milestones, Matt Wertz remains proud to be an independent singer/songwriter. But don't mistake Gun Shy for the sort of intimate album you'd hear at your local coffee shop. These are not acoustic guitar songs. They're songs built on laptops and driven forward by dance beats. Songs that move you physically and emotionally. Songs that splash Wertz's super-sized hooks across the backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline, creating their own brand of scenery along the way.
Dave Barnes Bio: Dave Barnes is a respected Nashville artist and songwriter who received Grammy and CMA nominations for Blake Shelton's recording of his song "God Gave Me You," and has also penned songs for Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett & Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Marc Broussard, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Matt Wertz, Ben Rector and many others. He has toured extensively over the past 15 years as an artist showcasing his catalog of ten full-length albums, and a new Summer 2019 single, Dreaming In Electric Blue, as well as opening for artists including Bonnie Raitt, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, Hanson, One Republic and more. Barnes is also well-known for his brand of humor with many youtube video series as well as several sold-out stand-up comedy shows throughout the Southeast.
Jordy Searcy Bio: “There’s something different about Jordy” - Pharrell Williams
Jordy Searcy is a fresh new voice on the American touring scene. With just one EP release under his belt in February 2018, 25-year-old Jordy has already booked & played over 500 shows across the country with his band.
Jordy’s sound has been described as “organic songwriter pop”. Catchy choruses & strong lyrical hooks laid over intricate organic arrangements make up the sound that is packing out venues across the US. Jordy’s music has been frequently compared to artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Vance Joy, Jeff Buckley, and Ed Sheeran.