Bryan returns to the farms
Thursday, May 25, 2017
– Luke Bryan is going back to the farms this year as he announced the Farm Tour 2017 today.
This marks the ninth annual tour for the Georgian and will be from Sept. 28-Oct. 7.
Since the tour's inception in 2009, Bryan has awarded 50 college scholarships to a local student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played. A total of more than 100,000 fans have gathered on the farms each year.
2017 ACM New Male Vocalist Jon Pardi will support each stop with more acts to be announced later. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time.
Sept. 28 Lincoln, NE Benes Farm
Sept. 29 Baldwin City, KS Don-Ale Farms
Sept. 30 Boone, IA Ziel Farm
Oct. 5 Fort Wayne, IN Spangler Farms West
Oct. 6 Edinburg, IL Ayers Family Farm
Oct. 7 Centralia, MO Stowers Farm
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