It was very clear that Bryan White fans were “in the house” at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, 111 W Market St., Troy, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022.
White arrived into the venue to a roaring round of applause and enthusiasm. “This event was two years in the making,” said Dawn Mushill, executive director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. “We booked Bryan before March 2020, and finally, after a third date, it was all able to come together. And Bryan did not disappoint.”
The crowd in attendance sang along to Bryan White hits including “From This Moment On”, “Sittin’ on Go”, “So Much For Pretending,” and “Rebecca Lynn.”
“And what a night for THAT song,” said Mushill. “Ann Byrd, the co-owner of Time Out, actually named her daughter Rebecca Lynn, after Bryan’s #1 hit song. Rebecca was able to attend the event and meet Bryan.”
White shared that the gig he played a few nights earlier was at the Grand Ole Opry, but “the reception that the Troy crowd gave him was tremendous and very humbling.”
After White finished his concert, he held a Meet and Greet with the VIP attendees. He took pictures with his fans, signed memorabilia and also signed a drumstick for every VIP attendee.
The concert continued when local band Shotgun Creek took the stage. The crowd of attendees filled the dance floor, enjoying the very talented musicians. “This group – we can’t say enough,” said Mushill. “Each of the band members exudes an exuberant amount of talent and you just can’t stay in your chair,” said Mushill.
Organizers of the concert further noted that the event would not have been possible without the dynamic Bryan White Action Team. The “small but mighty group” consisted of Shawn McSparin (Shotgun Creek Band), Ann Byrd (Time Out), Jamie Runion (Lotus Yoga) and Mushill. They spent hours planning every detail to make sure all attendees had a great experience.
As a way to help attendees with any parking issues, all attendees were given the opportunity to park at the Tri-Township Park and take the party bus. Addington Place of Edwardsville volunteers provided the transportation and even provided a QR code for a free blizzard at the Troy DQ for all who rode the bus.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber Foundation, which provides scholarships to local high school seniors. For more information on the foundation, contact Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com.
Photo credit: Alex Paz Jr., Pazimages