Jake Owen Makes Waves With Exclusive Concert At Atlantis Paradise Island
Owen’s performance kicked off the first-ever “Atlantis Country Week.”
Jake Owen at Atlantis, Paradise Island; Photo by Matt Paskert
Country hitmaker Jake Owen took “Beachin’” to the next level on Saturday (Aug. 20) when he made his way to Atlantis, Paradise Island for a concert at the exquisite Caribbean destination.
The exclusive beachside concert was available for only Atlantis guests to attend and Country Now had the opportunity to experience the one-of-a-kind event firsthand.
Music lovers vacationing at The Bahamas’ most famous resort could access the concert with the touch of a button as a simple call to the concierge was all it took to secure tickets to the event. Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from the concert was donated in support of the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)3, with the mission of saving marine life and their extraordinary habitats throughout The Bahamas and surrounding Caribbean seas.
Guests were treated to a Jake Owen concert like no other as the 10-time country chart-topper brought his arena-ready performance and production to Atlantis Paradise Island for an intimate concert experience.
As the island breeze cooled the August air, guests made their way to the outdoor stage, which sat just steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and yards away from Atlantis Paradise Island’s five unique resort properties.
Taking the stage shortly after 8 pm, Owen was barefoot and all smiles as he opened his set with his latest No.1 single, “Best Thing Since Backroads.”
Greeting the crowd with his signature grin, the Florida native went on to perform hits like “American Country Love Song,” “Homemade,” “Down To The Honkytonk” and his forthcoming single, “Up There Down Here.”
The more intimate outdoor setting allowed Owen to interact with the audience throughout his performance and truly made for a memorable evening for all in attendance.
Only slowing it down for songs like “Made For You” and “Alone With You,” Owen’s high-energy set was the perfect way to cap off a fun-filled vacation day.
Ahead of the show, the country star admitted agreeing to perform at Atlantis was a no-brainer.
“An excuse to come to the Bahamas is always a good thing,” Owen told Country Now moments before he took the stage. “We’ve been super busy this summer. So even just a couple days’ getaway is nice. I think that just to kind of conclude this summer, come down here and celebrate that number one song is really cool.”
While it may have been just a quick trip due to his busy schedule (he’s in the midst of his headlining Up There Down Here Tour), Owen brought his fiancée, Erica, and their daughter, Paris, along to the oceanside resort.
Atlantis Paradise Island is after all the perfect place for families. Sitting on nearly 200 acres of wide open spaces, the sought-after destination boasts diverse dining options, endless shopping, and five miles of white sand beaches and tranquil waters. Not to mention countless activities, including the Aquaventure water park with multiple one-of-a-kind pools, slides, and river rides, and the largest open-air marine habitat in the world.
Also offered for families is Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) for children ages 3-12, a gaming arcade, and CRUSH, a nightclub for teens.
The resort is equally exciting for adults without children as endless amenities are available, including the 30,000 sq ft tranquil Mandara Spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and wellness programs. Plus, there’s an award-winning 18-hole golf course, a thrilling casino, and nightly entertainment.
As if that’s not enough, there’s also Dolphin Cay, a 14-acre marine habitat where guests of all ages have the opportunity to interact with dolphins, including several rescued from Hurricane Katrina, and sea lions.
With multimillion-dollar upgrades planned throughout 2022, Atlantis Paradise Island is raising the bar with further enhancements to come, including the redevelopment of The Beach Tower and Royal Tower guest rooms, plus a reimagined casino.
Music lovers looking for a vacation should look no further as the Music Making Waves outdoor concert series continues on August 27 with GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA-winning quartet Little Big Town and nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow on October 8.
Information regarding tickets and room packages for the upcoming live concerts can be found by clicking HERE.
Where to stay: The Cove is Atlantis Paradise Island’s luxury hotel with 600 luxurious suites. The views are absolutely stunning. Guests of The Cove have access to the adult-only pool and picturesque The Cove Beach. The Aquaventure Water Park is a quick walk and a shuttle service to the bustling Marina Village and casino is offered at no additional charge.
Where to dine: For a date night, try Seafire Steakhouse. The dry-aged porterhouse was big enough for a couple to share and was to die for. For families, Carmine’s was a perfect choice. The chicken parm was *chef’s kiss.*
What to do: Aside from enjoying the five miles of white sandy beaches, countless pools, daily activities, and the Aquaventure, check out Dolphin Cay. The Dip ‘N Discover is a dolphin interaction you’ll never forget. For those with kids aged 6-10, the Jr Ultimate Trainer Experience was absolutely incredible. The experience lasted four hours and included one-on-one interactions with dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and other marine life, plus photo downloads, a commemorative t-shirt, and lunch.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.