Growing up in Franklin County, Jake Crawford and Ethan Power attended plenty of concerts at the Salem Civic Center. This fall, they will grace the same stage that many of their heroes performed on as they join the lineup for the Cody Johnson and Friends show in the arena on September 14.
“We are so excited to be making our debut at the Salem Civic Center opening for Cody Johnson,” says Jake Crawford, who handles vocals and guitar for the band. “We’ve seen many shows at this venue, so we can’t wait to take the stage this time around.”
Since appearing with Maddie & Tae at Salem’s 2018 Star-B-Q concert at the Salem Farmers Market, the duo has been making a name for itself opening for a who’s who of country music legends. Crawford & Power have played with Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, The Marshall Tucker Band, Luke Combs and dobro virtuoso, Jerry Douglas.
Crawford and Power will be joined in Salem by Josh Ward. The Houston native started playing local dance halls in 2003, and he has become a music legend in the state of Texas with multiple number one songs on the lone star state’s music charts. He and his band have produced three full-length albums.
Headliner Cody Johnson has already drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks for his style of music and rowdy concerts. His varied musical influences include the likes of Johnny Cash and George Strait, along with Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen. His first major label release “Ain’t Nothin’ To It” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and his music is some of the most watched and downloaded, with millions of streams and views. His song “On My Way To You” has been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube in less than a year.
Tickets for Cody Johnson and Friends at the Salem Civic Center are now on sale. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. VIP packages and preferred parking are SOLD-OUT. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.