Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is planning a Farm Tour to benefit charities in local farming communities. With the inaugural show set for Oct. 5 in Statesboro, Georgia, these special one-off shows will continue throughout Bryan’s career with additional dates already planned for 2010.
GAC’s Top 20 Countdown will film their show on site at the Oct. 5 event at Hurricane Plantation outside Statesboro. Money raised that night will go to a scholarship fund for students at Georgia Southern University, Bryan’s alma mater. Tickets are available tomorrow (9/10) at lukebryan.com.
The first-ever Farm Tour show is also the kick-off for Bryan’s Doin’ My Thing album launch where he plans to head to multiple cities in a two week timeframe to meet his fans and play new music. Doin’ My Thing is due in stores Oct. 6.
CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Zac Brown Band will take their Breaking Southern Ground tour to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Oct. 30 to headline a benefit to rebuild the Athens, GA landmark the Georgia Theatre. Prior to a devastating fire earlier this year, the movie-palace-turned-music-club hosted performances by ZBB and local legends including R.E.M., B-52s, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic.
Zac Brown Band are hosting the show and are the first confirmed performers, but they hope to add other successful acts who came up through the beloved venue. Tickets will cost $100 and are available via Ticketmaster. Presented by Outback Concerts.