Oliver. Freaking. Tree.

What an amazing and unbelievable show.

That was what crossed my mind as I left JJ’s Live venue in Fayetteville, Arkansas, last Friday night. The whole journey was four hours, and sure it was a long drive, but it was worth every second to be able to see Oliver Tree, JAWNY, and the first opener, Huddy.

To start the night, we had Huddy open the show. They had such great energy and were a great choice to set the mood for the evening. I didn’t know this, but apparently, the lead singer is hugely popular on TikTok and is considered one of the most influential people on the platform. Many people might doubt him for that and his ability to play, but I was really impressed by him and his band’s performance. Definitely check them out if you get the chance; you might just be surprised.

Up next was a totally new act for me, and I was pleasantly surprised. The group is a three-piece known as JAWNY, and I’m still blown away by their stage presence and general vibes. They had so much great energy, plus some catchy songs. If you enjoy upbeat, quirky and catchy jams, then these guys are for you.

And finally, it was time for what everybody had been waiting for, Oliver Tree, the Meme King.

This guy puts on one of the most original performances I’ve seen in years, and that’s saying a lot since I go to shows way more than the average joe. There were maybe eight costume changes, a guest rapper alien, and one of my favorite parts is how each song would be his last song. I’m pretty sure he said this after every song, and maybe I’m just dumb, but I thought it was truly hilarious.

He also came into the show on a scooter and did a sweet scooter trick during the show. Another thing he had was probably one of the biggest acoustic guitars I’ve seen. I’m not sure if it could actually play, but it looked legitimate.

To describe an Oliver Tree show, I would say it was an hour and a half, heart-of-gold, comedic musical experience with countless costume changes, scooter tricks, and different characters. It’s so hard to describe; you just have to see it for yourself.

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