Country Music Star Levi Riggs Returns to Danville [VIDEO]
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:12 PM by Eric Ivie
If you like country music, you'll want to visit Hendricks County on Nov. 7 when Danville, Ind.'s own country music star Levi Riggs returns home for a concert at the Royal Theater. The Royal Theater -- located on the east side of the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville -- is a great place to take the family to see first-run movies at affordable prices. But, in addition to movies, the Royal frequently hosts live music, too in an intimate setting that you just can't match at the bigger arenas. Musical guests Jennie DeVoe and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are just two of the big-name acts to come to the historic theater recently. On Nov. 7, add Levi Riggs to that list. The graduate of Danville Community High School celebrates the release of his fourth studio album, "I'm Good," by returning to Hendricks County with his band, which includes another Danville native, guitarist Joey Baugh. Riggs started performing at the tender age of 10 with John Michael Montgomery's "Sold." He went on to sing with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club during his college years before launching a country music career that found instant success with his first single, "My Best Friend's a Girl." The indie label song shot up the charts, topping out at No. 52 on the Billboard Indicator and launching Riggs into stardom. Riggs, now 27 years old, has played at Klipsch Music Center, two Super Bowls, the WE Fest -- the largest country music festival in the nation -- and at venues all over the world, opening for acts such as The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, Jerrod Niemman, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Justin Moore, Blackhawk, Jo Dee Messina, Brett Eldredge and more. He has never forgotten where he came from, however. When it was time to film the official music video for his single, "There's Still a Place for That," Riggs returned to Hendricks County for the backdrop. Several landmarks in Danville and throughout the county are seen in his CMT video. [youtube]http://youtu.be/jVLq4cZQgA4[/youtube] Riggs enjoys writing songs that mean something -- songs that recount first-hand experiences in his life -- and shares them with a high-energy, personal style that appeals to a broad fan base. “I don’t write songs just to write," Riggs says on his website. "I write about what I have passion for, what I’m growing through, and what’s real to me." The show begins at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 and will be opened by the Indianapolis-based BlueTown Bluegrass Band -- a lively mix of fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bluegrass. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 by clicking here. You may want to hurry, as I suspect that tickets will sell out quickly to a concert of this magnitude! Riggs' material is appropriate for all ages, but if you're in the mood for an adults' night out, beer and wine will also be available for purchase during the concert. Make plans to visit Hendricks County on Thursday, Nov. 7 to see Levi Riggs at the Royal Theater in Danville! He's good.