Common Grounds announces surprise Ben Rector concert

Ben Rector will be playing at Common Grounds on Oct. 20. Photo credit: File Art

Common Grounds announced Wednesday through social media a surprise concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20. with Ben Rector with Judah & the Lion.

Taylor Torregrossa, venue promoter and manager for Common Grounds said the bands’ management wanted to hold off on the announcement to build last minute excitement. The last two concerts sold out in less than an hour.

“I would like to see it sell out in 30 minutes this time,” said Torregrossa. “And I think it’s possible. I sat there and watched our ticket site last time, and the tickets were just constantly going. People set their alarms and wake up and are already on their computers to buy the tickets the second they go on sale.”

This concert will be unique, she said. At 8 p.m., the Nashville-based americana and folk band, Judah & the Lion will kick off the night. Headlining the show, a Waco-favorite, Ben Rector will have his whole band there with a special acoustic setup.

“It’ll have an acoustic pop-up feel, instead of a real full-on show,” Torregrossa said.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. For more information on upcoming events and tickets, check out Common Grounds is located at 1123 South Eighth Street.