Introducing Chris Pryor, the charismatic musician and lead singer of The Main Event! Raised in Sarepta, Louisiana, Chris’s passion for music began at a young age when he started playing the trumpet in his school band at just nine years old. Growing up in a musically diverse environment, Chris was exposed to various genres, thanks to his family members.
Throughout his high school years, Chris’s talent and dedication to music shone brightly. Not only did he continue to excel in playing the trumpet, but he also took on the role of the leader in his high school jazz band. His exceptional skills led the band to win a regional competition, earning a notable $5,000 prize for Sarepta High School Band. Recognized for his outstanding musical abilities, Chris was honored with the prestigious John Philip Sousa Award upon graduating.
A turning point in Chris’s musical journey came when he unexpectedly discovered his singing voice at 18, thanks to an impromptu karaoke experience. This revelation ignited his passion for performing and set him on the path to pursuing a music career. At 23, Chris achieved a significant milestone by opening for renowned artists such as John Michael Montgomery, Doug Stone, and Earl Thomas Conley, leaving a lasting impression with his captivating stage presence.
Despite experiencing a brief hiatus from music during his early thirties due to the arrival of his daughter, Chris’s love for music couldn’t be suppressed for long. At 36, he resurfaced as the lead singer for the esteemed Lil Whiskey Band in the Baton Rouge area, captivating audiences with his soulful vocals and dynamic performances.
In May of 2022, Chris took his musical journey to new heights by assembling The Main Event, a “Super” group of some of the finest musicians in central and south Louisiana. With their exceptional talent and collective synergy, The Main Event promises an unforgettable live music experience, combining Chris’s powerful vocals with the band’s infectious energy.
Chris Pryor’s musical journey is a testament to his unwavering passion, resilience, and dedication to his craft. He continues to captivate audiences with each performance, leaving them craving more. Be prepared to groove to the sensational sounds of Chris Pryor and The Main Event as they take the stage, bringing you the very best of Louisiana’s music scene.