Jun 10

Ben Rector: The Joy of Music Live with special guests JP Saxe, Jordy Searcy & Stephen Day

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
A photo of Ben Rector in a blue suit dancing next to a red fuzzy cartoon. Title reads: The Joy of Music a live music event by Ben Rector.
June 10, 2022 | Friday
7:00 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
A photo of Ben Rector in a blue suit dancing next to a red fuzzy cartoon. Title reads: The Joy of Music a live music event by Ben Rector.

Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rector never expected to find himself immersed in the
music scene. Though he spent his childhood learning piano and eventually picking up
guitar in his teen years as he made the transition to singing and songwriting, Rector was
not truly serious about his music until he studied at the University of Arkansas. It was
there that Rector released his first self-titled EP, launching his music career as he began
playing live shows. By the time he graduated, Rector had released two full-length
albums and was ready to make the move to Nashville in order to dive head-first into the
music industry.

Now, Rector has made a name for himself as both an artist and songwriter. He’s
released seven studio albums, including Brand New (2015) which peaked in the Top 10
on the Billboard 200 and Magic (2018) which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard
Americana/Folk Albums chart. Last year, he used his experience to be an all-star
mentor on ABC hit show American Idol alongside Ryan Tedder, Jewel, Jason Aldean,
Jimmie Allen, Joss Stone among many others. Rector’s music has been used in over
100 television and film placements, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Pretty
Little Liars, American Idol, among others, and his sold-out amphitheater shows have
landed him television performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, the TODAY Show,
and Live! with Kelly and Ryan. When the pandemic hit, Rector took the time to pour into
his music as much as possible and has since announced his upcoming album, The Joy
Of Music, is scheduled for release on March 11, 2022.