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Collective Soul Provided Lasting Memories in Intimate Setting for Marion Crowd

Collective Soul performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

–by Keith Brake

 

Hello Midwest Rewind family, I hope you are all well, healthy and happy! Keith here to tell you about the Collective Soul show in Marion IL this past Tuesday, July 11th.

 

The show began with an electrifying opening set by Jet Black Roses, a band that left a strong impression on the audience. Their entertaining performance was characterized by stellar guitar work, soulful harmonies, and a unique blend of southern rock style.

Jet Black Roses performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Jet Black Roses’ setlist featured a combination of original songs that showcased their musical prowess and artistry. The band’s chemistry and passion for their craft resonated with the crowd, setting the perfect tone for the rest of the evening.

Jet Black Roses performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

In addition to their own impressive material, Jet Black Roses treated the audience to renditions of classics by music legends Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, and The Allman Brothers Band. This mix of iconic covers and original tunes energized fans and demonstrated the band’s versatility and ability to pay homage to their musical influences while still putting their own twist on the songs.

Jet Black Roses performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

The band’s performance set a high standard for the night, leaving the audience eager for more. Their exceptional guitar work, harmonies, and authentic southern rock style blended harmoniously to create a compelling opening set that was the ideal introduction to the main act, Collective Soul. Overall, Jet Black Roses left a lasting impression on the concertgoers, ensuring that their presence was not just a mere opening act but a memorable part of the entire musical experience.

Collective Soul performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Collective Soul’s set proved to be an unforgettable experience as the band showcased their enduring talent and captivating performance style. Despite the passage of time, their musical prowess remained as strong as ever, delighting fans with their impeccable sound and powerful stage presence.

Collective Soul performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

The choice of an intimate venue added a special touch to the event, fostering a strong connection between the band and the enthusiastic crowd. Attendees were treated to a more personal and immersive experience, making it feel like an intimate gathering of friends rather than a concert.

Collective Soul performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Throughout the show, Collective Soul effortlessly delivered their classic hits, evoking nostalgia and fond memories for longtime fans, while also introducing newer material from their latest album,2022’s Vibrating, that resonated deeply with the audience. Their ability to engage and energize the crowd was a testament to their experience and musicianship.

Collective Soul performing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Collective Soul’s performance left a lasting impression on the fans, as it appeared to me. It reaffirmed the group’s timeless appeal and reaffirmed their status as musical legends. This night of musical excellence and the strong connection between the band and the crowd will be remembered by all who were in attendance to witness it.

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from the show after the setlist below.

Peace! Keith

 

Collective Soul Setlist:

Cut the Cord

Heavy

Right as Rain

Compliment

Shine

Mother’s Love

Let It Flow

Not the Same

Precious Declaration

Better Now

The World I Know

December

The One I Love (R.E.M. cover) (with Jet Black Roses)

Why, Pt. 2

Gel

Where the River Flows

Run

 

 

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