The Chicks In Concert At Nationwide Arena August 2023

On a Wednesday night in August 2023 I photographed the Gaslighter tour stop of The Chicks. This show took place at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio, one of the best arenas in Ohio. As usual with The Chicks, we had to shoot FOH (front of house/sound board) but I didn’t care. I am always thankful for every concert I photograph. I usually take 30 seconds when in position to remember how lucky I am.

We have been fans of The Chicks since their first album, so when I got the opportunity to photograph them in concert in 2022, I jumped at the chance. I was the sole photographer for the 2022 Riverbend show, an October outdoor show at that. It was fantastic but hard to photograph because I just wanted to sing along. We have seen them several times in Cincinnati, Columbus, and at the Grand Ole Opry.

The Chicks’ music is fantastic and poignant.  Normally I listen to music for the overall piece of art and not for the lyrics.  Most of the time I can’t understand the lyrics, so I can’t create the story in my head.  For The Chicks, I know every work and the stories those words create.

Photography The Chicks is easy but somewhat frustrating.  They are so energetic and fun, but shooting from the sound board doesn’t get my close enough to capture their expressions.  Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled and thankful to be shooting the concert.  I really love shooting from the pit the most.

Check out more of my concert photography to see all the amazing artists I have been lucky to photograph since 2015.

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The Chicks Concert At Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati Ohio 2021