LOUISBURG — Rural Louisburg will be one of the stops on country music star Luke Bryan’s 2019 Farm Tour, and Miami County farm families could benefit from his concert.
Bryan announced Thursday, May 30, that his Farm Tour will stop Oct. 3 at MC Farms, which is located northwest of Louisburg at 13703 W. 255th St. in rural Miami County. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 6.
The Farm Tour sets up stages in the fields of local farmers on the tour, which includes six stops between Sept. 26 and Oct. 5, according to Bryan’s website.
The country music artist and “American Idol” judge said on his website he will continue giving back to the farmers by awarding college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. To date, more than 60 scholarships have been granted, according to the website.
“The idea behind this tour is to bring full production concerts to small towns that would not see larger scale shows,” Bryan said on his website. “Growing up in rural Georgia we had to drive to larger cities to see concerts. It is so exciting to watch each of these shows being built like a small city in itself in the empty pasture land of these farms. We can feel the pride from the people in these towns as well as the farmers and it takes everyone coming together to pull them off.”
Miami County Clerk Janet White confirmed Thursday that Bryan is in the process of applying for a special event permit for the Oct. 3 concert.
More than 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009, according to his website.
Stops on the tour are: Sept. 26 Marshall, Wis.; Sept. 27 Richland, Mich.; Sept. 28, Pleasantville, Ohio; Oct. 3 Louisburg; Oct. 4 Douglass, Kan.; and Oct. 5 Norman, Okla.