Bryan heads for the farm again
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
– Luke Bryan will launch his fifth "Farm Tour 2013" next week with eight shows from Oct. 2 -12.
Special guests include Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers - Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.
Oct. 2 Statesboro, Georgia Perry's Field
Oct. 3 Athens, Georgia Wild Winds Farms
Oct. 4 Columbia, South Carolina Culler Farms
Oct. 5 Macon, Georgia Midway at Central City Park
Oct. 9 Villa Rica, Georgia V-Plex
Oct. 10 Auburn, Alabama Ingram Farms
Oct. 11 Tallahassee, Florida Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Oct. 12 Valdosta, Georgia Valdosta Wake Compound
The Oct. 4-5 dates are sold out.
In 2012, the "Farm Tour" played for 100,000 fans, doubling the previous year's attendance record. Eight scholarships were given to students from a farming family within the communities the tour played last year.
The idea for the "Farm Tour" concerts came from Bryan, a Georgia native, 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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