The Show

On a clear California night, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy performed a private concert filmed for an upcoming season of Live from the Artists Den. More than 700 fans gathered inside the Sunset Center, Monterey Peninsula’s premier performing arts facility, during Monterey Car Week. The 17-song set featured fan favorites like “Georgia” and hits like “Mess is Mine” and concluded with an audience-led chorus of the 5x platinum “Riptide” from his debut album Dream Your Life Away. Vance Joy also introduced brand new music, including his single, “Lay It On Me.” Check your local listings for episode air dates.

The 17-song set featured fan favorites like “Georgia” and hits like “Mess is Mine” and concluded with an audience-led chorus of the 5x platinum “Riptide” from his debut album Dream Your Life Away.

Vance Joy

Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy released his single, “Lay It On Me,” his first release since the hugely successful RIAA certified platinum album Dream Your Life Away, which surpassed one million in consumption in the US, and featured “Fire and the Flood,” the platinum song “Mess Is Mine,” and the 5x platinum “Riptide.” Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played Artist at Alternative radio in 2015, the same year he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour.” The following year, his headline tour, the “Fire and the Flood Tour” sold more than 170,000 tickets combined. As an artist, Vance Joy has surpassed more than one billion cumulative streams across platforms. In addition to being nominated for an MTV VMA for “Artist to Watch,” Vance Joy was the recipient of International Songwriting Competition’s Grand Prize with a perfect score as well as ASCAP’s “Pop Work of the Year” for “Riptide.”

The Venue

What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts venue known as Sunset Center in world renowned Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The complex includes an intimate 718- seat theater featuring stunning gothic architecture and outstanding acoustics. Under the mantle of Sunset Presents, SCC offers a wide range of truly world-class performances including global and popular music, comedy, theatre, spoken word and dance – with an emphasis on programming diverse, sophisticated and celebrity performances and engagement programs that appeal to a broad range of audiences. Photography courtesy of Abe Coloma for Artists Den Entertainment.