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Bryan returns to the farms

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Luke Bryan will head to the farms again this fall for concerts on six never-before payed farms for his 11th Farm Tour.

Bryan, who will take a break from his Sunset Repeat Tour, will feature Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock during the Sept. 26-Oct. 5 run.

More than 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009. Bryan will award college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending local colleges or universities near the tour stops. To date, more than 60 scholarships have been granted through the proceeds.

Bayer is also proud to continue their #HeresToTheFarmer campaign this year. For every hashtag share, Bayer will donate a meal to a hungry American through Feeding America. Over the past few years, close to 3 million meals have been donated and more than $180,000 went to area food banks and local farmers in each of the tour cities.

Tour dates are:
Sept. 26 Marshall, WI Statz Bros. Farm
Sept. 27 Richland, MI Stafford Farms
Sept. 28 Pleasantville, OH Miller Family Farms
Oct. 3 Louisburg, KS MC Farms*
Oct. 4 Douglass, KS Flying B Ranch*
Oct. 5 Norman, OK Adkins Farm*

*The Peach Pickers do not appear

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