Noah Cyrus•Julia Jacklin•September 6, 2023• Ogden Amphitheater
Reviewed and Photographed by Tomo Crestani
As the end of summer is hitting, a perfect end at the Ogden Amphitheatre watching Noah Cyrus was exactly what we needed. The picturesque outdoor venue played host to a concert that was nothing short of spectacular. Noah Cyrus, the young and immensely talented artist, took the stage, leaving the audience mesmerized with a performance that showcased both her vocal talent and stage presence. She brought along Beeson and Julia Jacklin.
The evening began with a set of opening acts, each building up the energy in the audience. Local talent, Beeson, took the stage first, setting the tone for the evening with her impressive vocals and soulful melodies. Her performance was a delightful appetizer for what was to come. Although it seemed there weren’t even half of the people in attendance that would end the night, it was still a really fun set. She was a perfect start to the night.
The second opening act, the Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin, brought a unique blend of unique melodies and amazing vocals to the stage. She was very engaging with the crowd as her music clearly connected with the fans. It can be hard to maintain attention in a venue full of people waiting for the person to follow, but she did an amazing job making sure she made her mark on the night. Her mesmerizing sound served as the perfect segue to prepare the crowd for the headlining act, Noah Cyrus.
As the lights dimmed and the crowd’s excitement reached its peak, Noah Cyrus was set to go on stage. However, this was delayed for about 25 minutes as the stage kept lighting up and going dark. Finally, as they fixed whatever issue was holding up the performance, Noah took the stage. Greeted by thunderous applause and cheers, Noah entered the stage wearing a ski mask and a white dress. The amphitheater was covered in a soft, orange light, giving the entire scene an otherworldly ambiance that perfectly complemented her music.
Noah kicked off the night with her emotional and vulnerable track “Noah (Stand Still),” setting the crowd into the perfect mood for her set. Her voice, emotionally charged, resonated through the venue, making it clear that this was going to be an unforgettable evening. The unity among the audience was really cool to see, as thousands of fans sang along, connecting with the lyrics of each song.
One of the highlights of the evening was Noah’s stripped-down rendition of “Make Me (Cry),” her beautiful duet with Labrinth. The acoustic arrangement allowed her to showcase the depth of her vocal talent, evoking a sense of vulnerability that struck a chord with the audience. Many fans were visibly moved by the emotional intensity of the performance. Noah brought an impressive level of energy to the stage. The concert was not without its tender moments. Noah took time to engage with the audience, sharing anecdotes and personal stories that added depth to her performance. She spoke candidly about her journey as an artist, making her even more relatable to her fans.
The stage design and visuals were another standout element of the concert. Ogden Amphitheater always does a good job with their shows. I was thoroughly impressed with how smoothly the crew helped with each set and made sure the crowd enjoyed their night. All the lighting and speakers were of the best quality per usual. There were several moments where the lighting seemed like you were in a movie.
Overall, Noah Cyrus’s performance at the Ogden Amphitheater was a must see. Her vocal power, magnetic stage presence, and ability to connect with her audience on a personal level left a huge mark on everyone fortunate enough to be in attendance. The concert was a testament to her artistry and talent, proving that she stands on her own, not just gaining popularity from her family name. Her concert will be remembered as a night of emotion and crowd connection. I would definitely recommend finding the opportunity to watch her live. I also would recommend visiting the Ogden Twilight series at the Ogden Amphitheater. This is my second year visiting this series, and I will undoubtedly be back next year and years to come.