Bryan farm tour wraps, plays to 115K
Monday, October 14, 2013
– Luke Bryan wrapped his fifth "Farm Tour" over the weekend performing for 115,000 fans in the eight-city run, 15,000 more than last year.
As part of giving back, a local college will receive a "Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship," which will be given to a student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played.
Those colleges include:
Statesboro, Ga. - Georgia Southern University
Athens, Ga. - University of Georgia
Columbia, S.C. - University of South Carolina
Macon, Ga. - Mercer University
Villa Rica, Ga. - University of West Georgia
Auburn, Ala. - Auburn University
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State University
Valdosta, Ga. - Valdosta State University
The idea for the "Farm Tour" concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American Farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows.
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