O'Charley's on Evansville's east side is hosting a summer-long series giving you the chance to see and hear several up-and-coming songwriters from Nashville and other cities, and we have your chance at a front-row seat.

O'Charley's Summer Songwriter's Cafe

The Summer Songwriter's Cafe was started by O'Charley's back in 2020 as a virtual series since everyone was stuck at home and couldn't go anywhere thanks to the pandemic, and featured artists such as Lee Brice, Tenille Arts, and others. The series has continued post-pandemic at locations around the country and gives the previously mentioned up-and-coming singer/songwriters a chance to perform.

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The next featured performance at the Evansville location is set for this Thursday (July 20th, 2023) and was originally set to feature Landon Wall. Unfortunately, Landon fell ill with tonsilitis, so Akron, Ohio native Teddy Robb is stepping in to take his place.


According to his official website, Teddy a career in music never crossed his mind when he was younger. That changed when he heard George Strait's "Troubadour” for the first time. Like many aspiring Country music songwriters, Teddy played his fair share of gigs at bars and honky tonks around Nashville for a few years. In 2018, he signed a record deal and has "accumulated well over 100 million streams, performed on NBC's TODAY Show, had his music written about in the pages of Rolling Stone and Billboard." He's also opened for superstars like Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Hardy, and more.

Win VIP Seating to See Teddy Robb at O'Charley's on July 20th

Teddy is set to perform from 6:00 - 7:00 PM this Thursday on the patio at O'Charley's in Evansville, and we're giving you the chance at VIP seating for the performance along with a $30 O'Charley's gift card. Enter below between now and Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59 PM for your chance to win. Good luck!

*Two winners will be selected at random with each winning a VIP table for themselves and their guests and a $30 O'Charley's gift card. Winners will be contacted by e-mail on the morning of Thursday, July 20th, and will claim their prize at O'Charley's the evening of the show.*

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