Hayes delivers outstanding Chicago performance

While many artists take an intermission to save their voices, Hunter Hayes kept the audience fully entertained for two hours straight.

Hayes displayed an enormous amount of talent, not only singing without an off-note, but also playing multiple instruments. His strengths included piano, guitar, and drums, switching seamlessly between the three instruments. Most impressive was how Hayes was able to perform extensive guitar solos with gusto, almost giving off more of a rock-vibe than country.

He involved the crowd using wristbands that would light up different colors and flash to the tune of his songs. The wristband attached to an app that could supposedly enhance your wristband, but the app was confusing and seemed pointless. One thing that

Though his performance was consistently strong, there was a lull in the middle of Hayes’ performance where he played at least three slow songs in a row. During this time he made his way through the crowd to the back of the stadium where he sang on a platform amidst surprised fans. This “Wild Card” section were the only thoroughly excited section at this point.

Throughout the show, Hayes showed his compassion by encouraging the crowd to donate to the USO, a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services, and live performances for the troops. Hayes dedicated songs to the troops, thanked the military many times, and even had donation bins at the exits to collect money for the cause.

He redeemed himself when he returned to the main stage and closed with a few of his momst popular hits including Wanted, and Tattoo.

The two crowd pleasing warm-up bands, The Railers and Dan + Shay, joined Hayes to close the show with a cover of Hey, Soul Sister by Train. The audience mirrored their enthusiasm. The show closed leaving the fans energized and excited about the performance and Hayes’ performance.