“Eight years old…” at House of Blues

Brynna and I dusted our boots off Friday night and headed out to House of Blues to our first concert in what seemed like forever. I think the last concert we attended was in October! That, my friends is a long time for country music junkies like us! Thankfully, Scotty McCreery ended our concert hiatus…is that even a thing?

House of Blues in Myrtle Beach will always have a special place in my heart. Chase Rice and my eight year old singing on stage. Need I say more? So to say we are always excited when country artists are at The House of Blues is an understatement. When we found out Scotty McCreery was coming to Myrtle Beach we knew we had to go. Actually, Brynna (my eight year old) screamed and then started singing “Five More Minutes”.

Before you take away my Mom-of-the-Year Award, hear me out. I’m sure some of y’all are thinking “she’s taking her eight year old to a concert?!” Let me just say Brynna is no stranger to concerts. She loves them, she actually begs me to go. Of course I’m always nervous about taking her to venues we have never been to before but The House of Blues is a place I know that I will never have to worry about. The security is top notch…or should i say “Top Flyte” and the rest of staff is amazing. The 2,000-capacity Music Hall is the most intimate venue I have ever been to. I feel the size of the venue is critical when bringing kids to a concert. House of Blues is just big enough for them to feel like they’re at a big show, and small enough for them to feel right in the middle of all the action.

She was so excited that she got a signed picture of Scotty from one of the Gator 107.9 guys. That smile says it all!

Every concert at House of Blues will have different age limits depending on the show. Of course, Scotty McCreery was an all ages show, which means that anyone of any age is welcome. Yes even eight year olds. Fans of all ages from elderly to young children and everything in between came out to see him perform. His hometown is Garner, NC which is about 3 hours away so I’m sure he had a lot of friends and family drive to Myrtle Beach to see him last night. It was pretty awesome to see the crowd that Scotty brought out!

So, lets talk about Scotty. I’m sure you remember him from Season 10 of American Idol, where his 2011 victory propelled him to fame. Last night he did not disappoint his fans. He is one of very few contestants on American Idol who I remember along with the other country artists Lauren Alaina, Kellie Pickler and of course Carrie Underwood. He definitely proved tonight he is way more than just an Idol winner. Scotty’s high energy on stage make his live show worth experiencing time and time again!

One of the most memorable parts of the night was when Scotty performed “Five More Minutes” for the first time live as the #1 single on the country charts. He told the emotional story behind the song and really pulled the crowd in. I’m sure Scotty was full of emotions himself when the whole crowd started singing his song back to him.

We attend concerts for the music and experience, and based on that alone, Scotty McCreery definitely succeeded. I think about it this way, in a few years Brynna is not going to want to be hanging out with her mama at concerts. It’s a bonding experience and I love spending time with her doing what we love.

Have you ever taken your kids to a concert? What was your experience?

DISCLAIMER: I was a guest of House of Blues and received complimintary tickets. This did not affect my story; opinions are my own.


  1. Tracy says:

    Awesome! I don’t think taking your child to a concert is any different than taking them to a sporting event. Ethan went to his first Cavs game when he was 3 months old. Good for you mama! You’re building memories and a bond that will last a lifetime!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much! I agree and she has a blast. Of course I am aware of my surroundings but we should always be anywhere we are at!

  2. Shannon Kornek says:

    He certainly put on an awesome show!! You’re right, House of Blues is a great venue for kids! There were several I talked to last night. Some veterans and one that it was her first show. She was so excited. As for my daughter, once she got bitten by the concert bug, there’s no turning back now!

  3. Jenny says:

    We go to MB at least once per year – I’ve never thought to check this out as something to do with the kids!! Thanks!!

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