Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes treats fans to a performance at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Mendes first came into the public eye as a popular user of the social media platform Vine and at only 18 years old, he is one of only six artists to have two No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 all genre chart at such a young age. He was included in Time's "The 25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014 and 2015 and was included in Forbes' "30 Under 30" for 2016. In this episode, Mendes performs some of... [see more] his biggest his including "Treat You Better," "Stitches," and "Mercy."
FRONT AND CENTER showcases a strong mix of performers that will satisfy the traditional music fan while building interest from the younger music audience stations want to cultivate. From 'super groups' featuring Stephen Stills and Joe Bonamassa to British newcomer Jake Bugg; from Southern Soul and Heavy Metal to New Orleans Jazz and Chicago blues; there's something for just about everyone in the lineup of nine concerts recorded live, "front and center," at some of New York City's greatest intimate venues. Many of the artists are touring this fall, giving broadcasts airing in September and October a little extra buzz in those markets.