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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Rain Relocates Luke Bryan Farm Tour To Kansas State Fairgrounds

Country star Luke Bryan’s Friday night concert that was to be held in a farm field near Douglass has been moved to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Luke Bryan Farm Tour organizers reached out to Fair officials Thursday after the Douglass venue received several inches of rain. The relocated concert will take place in the Fair’s Parking Lot C, just east on Plum Street.

Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny and DJ Rock are all scheduled to perform.

“It’s unfortunate the rain is forcing a location change from Douglass, but we are glad we can help accommodate Luke and his fans at the Kansas State Fairgrounds,” said the Fair’s General Manager Robin Jennison.

On Friday, the Fair’s parking areas will open at 2 p.m., gates to the concert area open at 5 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

The Fair is working with the City of Hutchinson and the Hutchinson Convention and Visitors Bureau to handle the event.

This is Bryan’s 11th consecutive Farm Tour, which this year was scheduled for six farms between Sept. 6 to Oct. 5. The idea behind the tour is to bring full production concerts to small towns.

Bryan’s hits in include “Country Girl (Shake It For Me), “Drunk on You” and “Rain is a Good Thing.”

For those attending the concert, the following advice should be noted:

  • All vehicles should park in Lots A and B — with limited parking in Lot C.
  • All concert traffic will follow the instructions of the traffic attendants on-site.
  • All motor vehicle traffic not attending the concert is urged to avoid the eastern end of the Fairgrounds. Plum Street from the south end of the Fairgrounds to 23rd Avenue will be closed at noon Friday.

Tickets can still be purchased at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour. For information on local accommodations, call 800-691-4262, email visitorinfo@hutchchamber.com or visit www.visithutch.com.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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