Nelly Goes All In With Energy-Filled Evening Of Hits At Parx Casino In Bensalem [PHOTOS]

Nelly; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Nelly brought the party and his catalog of hits to Parx Casino’s XCite Center in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Friday (Aug. 19) for a sold-out show full of nostalgic hits that fans won’t soon forget.

After DJ Deja Blu hyped up the capacity crowd, Nelly entered the stage and kicked off the show at 8:15PM with an energy-driven performance of “Party People” alongside his half brother City Spud, who remained on stage with him throughout the show. The GRAMMY-award winning artist then went on to perform hits such as “E.I.,” Jagged Edge’s “Where The Party At,” “Shake Ya Tail Feather” and more before taking fans back to the early 2000s.

“Right now, this second, I only want to talk to the folks who have been riding with Nelly since Day 1,” Nelly and City Spud said collectively, before exploding into his 2002 hit “Air Force Ones” from his album, Nellyville.

Throughout the sold-out show, the Texas-born, St. Louis-raised rapper made sure to graciously thank his fans for their endless support and for giving him the long-standing career he has.

“I want to thank each and every one of y’all that’s been holding your man down for 23 years and counting,” Nelly told the crowd. “I want to thank you for that, so no matter what your favorite Nelly moment is, if it’s an album, it’s a song, if it’s TV or video. Whatever it is that made you show me so much love for so long, I want to thank each and every one of y’all from the bottom of my heart.”

“It doesn’t matter why you started supporting Nelly, when you started supporting Nelly, where you were when you decided you were going to f–k with Nelly,” he added. “It doesn’t matter how it came to be that you started supporting Nelly. I want to thank each and every one of y’all from the bottom of my heart PA understand that.”

His lengthy set included all the throwback hits fans adore, including “Country Grammar (Hot Sh*t),” “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot In Herre,” and more.

The three-time GRAMMY winner also took a moment during his set to pay tribute to the artists who inspired him that are no longer with us, including DMX, Biz Markie, Black Rob, Digital Underground’s Shock G, among others.

“It’s truly an honor and a pleasure to be out here in front of y’all and I want to thank y’all for all the love and support. Now, listen I don’t know about you, but I know the past two and half, three years have been a little crazy for a lot of people and just because we are who we were doesn’t mean we don’t go through the same sh-t that everybody go through. I know we lost a lot of people that we wish could see today with us in 2022. I lost a few people that were very, very inspirational to Nelly being up here as an artist, so, I found it only right that I show some respect and if I can have your respect and your blessing and just show some love for a couple of the O.G’s that inspired me to get into this game.”

Nelly captivated the crowd with his energy-filled set that had fans up dancing and singing along all night long.

In addition to performing a few covers and his fan-favorite hits, Nelly also performed several tracks from his country-infused project, Heartland, including the 2x Platinum hit “Lil Bit” sans Florida Georgia Line, “High Horse,” “Country Boy Do,” and “Someone Somewhere.” Before and after performing the tunes from his eighth studio album, he and the crowd chanted Heartland, honoring his hometown.

The award-winning hitmaker even performed Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” remix and his collaboration with Tim McGraw “Over And Over,” both of which got the crowd even more excited.

Nelly capped off his impressive set with a performance of “Dilemma,” before ending the show with a massive sing-a-long to “Just A Dream.”

See photos from Nelly’s headlining concert in Bensalem, Pennsylvania below.

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