Charles EstenMarch 28, 2020
Charles Esten is an American actor, singer and songwriter. Known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show Nashville, Charles Esten was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Alexandria, VA. After starting his acting career in Los Angeles, he was pleased to make his theatrical debut in London, portraying Buddy Holly in the hit West End musical Buddy. It was in that role, he was honored to perform for Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Variety Performance.
It was Nashville that reopened Esten’s musical career, and over the course of the last seven years he has performed hundreds of live concerts, including three sold out Nashville in Concert shows at the Royal Albert Hall. He has performed in the O2 Arena at the C2C Festival, at the CMC Festival in Australia, Stagecoach in Indio, CA, CMA Fest in Nashville, as well as the Bluebird Café, The Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry. In January 2019 he completed his first solo twelve-city tour through a sold out UK and Netherlands, and standing room only shows in Germany.
Esten made musical history when he earned a Guinness World Record title for his #EverySingleFriday campaign which yielded 54 original songs that he wrote, recorded, and released, once a week, for 54 consecutive weeks.
Aside from Nashville, he has performed on Whose Line Is It Anyway, as well as appearing on many other films and television shows including The Postman, NYPD Blue, ER, Big Love, and the American version of The Office. Coming up will be a recurring role on TNT’s Tell Me Your Secrets, and Netflix’s new series Outer Banks.
Opening Act: Auguste & Alden
Based out of Connecticut, this indie-rock band is known for lighting up the room with their unique sibling harmonies and electrifying stage presence. The band features Auguste on lead vocal and bass, Alden on lead vocal and guitar, and Tyler Levander on drums. Throughout their musical career, this trio has achieved a number of accomplishments including: First place in the Foxwoods Resort and Casino “Battle of the Bands Competition” (out of 50 showcased artists)
They recently released their debut album “Homeland” and just started a new studio project in the beginning of 2020 releasing a new single each month.