Luke Bryan cancels 2020 Farm Tour
Luke Bryan announced last week his 2020 Farm Tour this fall is canceled.
“To all my farm tour fans out there, I’m sad to announce the 2020 Farm Tour shows will not happen due to COVID-19. We’ve been going strong for the past 11 consecutive years so this one really hurts,” Bryan wrote on social media. “We have looked at all kinds of ways to continue with the shows this year but couldn’t come up with a solution to give y’all the full Farm Tour experience while keeping everyone safe. Until next year! Love y’all.”
The two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year played his first farm show in 2009 as a way to give rural communities a chance to see larger concerts and raise money for ag students.
“Being from a rural farming community, the Farm Tour is something I have envisioned for a very long time,” he said in 2009 prior to his first-ever farm show. “I love the thought of setting up on a farm and building our own little world, starting small and growing it each time. We can never do enough to bring awareness to the hard working farmers of this country.”
The first show was played in front of 2,200 people in Claxton, Georgia and it eventually evolved into an annual tour.
In 2019, the Farm Tour made stops in Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Ohio and Oklahoma.