Monday night, what appeared to be every college aged female in Nashville, descended upon the Brooklyn Bowl en mass. The occasion was none other than Asbury Park, New Jersey’s own Fletcher.
The artist born Cari Elise Fletcher, known simply as Fletcher, is out on tour to support her Capital Records release of “The S9ex) Tapes”. The tour has sold out 80% of the announced shows so far, in fact this show was originally slated for the Basement East which has a capacity of 400, and quickly sold out, causing the show to be moved to the much larger 1,200 person capacity of the Brooklyn Bowl.
Opening the show was a former Belmont student in Amelia Moore. The orange haired songstress had the crowd jumping from the first beat. The 20 year old Georgia native really hit it off with the crowd. In October 2021 Moore released her debut single “Sweet and Sour” to much praise. I look forward to watching this future superstar grow.
Up next was Julia Wolf who brought an interesting mix to the show. Thew New Yorker seemed to really struggle connecting with the crowd during her set, which is a bummer because she really put on a fun show.
After a very short set change, the main attraction took the stage. With a stage set that resembled an old dingy alley that featured three little rooms (one for each member of the band). After a very short musical introduction Fletcher arrived above the three rooms – which put her even with the patrons on the second floor balcony. After performing most of the her anthem “girls, girls girls” which features a sampling of the hook from Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”, Fletcher descended the ladder to the stage level much to the excitement of the completely Sold Out venue. I have been to many sold out events at this venue, and I can honestly say I have never seen it so full. The songstress worked her way through a 90 minute set featuring some of thew crowd favorites including “If You’re Gonna Lie”, “Sex (With my Ex) and the Billie eilish cover “Happier than Ever”.
If seeing Fletcher live wasn’t enough for you, being Nashville, she brought out a few close friends in Ingrid Andress, and Kelsea Ballerini which sent the crowd into a frenzy.
If you haven’t seen Fletcher live yet, you really should make a point of it – but be quick on the tour announcements, as this tour is already nearly completely sold out. Fletcher does have some festival appearances scheduled where you can catch her at including Bonnaroo, Sea.Hear.Now, Hangout, and Napa’s Bottlerock.