Luke Bryan brings "Farm Tour" to Opelika

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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 pm

This year’s "American Country Music Entertainer of the Year" will soon entertain the Auburn/Opelika area. Luke Bryan is set to preform Thursday, Oct. 10 at Ingram Farms in Opelika.

This is the second year in a row that Bryan has included Auburn as a stop on his “Farm Tour.”

Last year fans came in such huge numbers that some weren’t able to enjoy the concert, but this year attendants can expect an entirely new show.

“My main thing is to keep upping the ante and upping the sound and staying creative,” Bryan said about his new tour.

“I don’t want to give the fans the same thing year in and year out. I want to give them something they’ll come back to for years and years to come."

And the fans come back year after year. Auburn student Sarah Drexler went last year and plans to return this year.

“My friends and I were so excited when he came last year,” she said. “I mean ... who doesn’t love Luke Bryan?”

The “Farm Tour” will hit eight farms within 10 days. Shows in South Carolina and Georgia have already sold out.

The idea for the tour came as a way for Bryan to give back to local farming communities that resemble the peanut farm he grew up on in Leesburg, Ga. Bryan hopes that by performing these farm shows he will lift up and provide entertainment for small farming communities across the Southeast.

Accompanying acts Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip will precede Bryan.

This year’s concert will be held at Ingram Farms at 23470 U.S. 80, Opelika, Ala. 36804. Tickets can be purchased online at Luke Bryan's website, at J&M Bookstore on South College Street or at Anders Bookstore on Magnolia Ave. for $35 in advance. Fans can also purchase tickets at the gate for $40 until the show sells out.

Parking begins at 2 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. There are no coolers allowed in the concert area.

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