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This year, Luke Bryan embarked on his 14th annual Farm Tour. The tour takes Bryan to more rural areas, and benefits American farmers.
Bryan partnered with Bayer on their #HeresToTheFarmerCampaign this year. Bayer pledged to donate a million meals to people in need through Feeding America. Bryan also hands out scholarships on the Farm Tour…he gives one to a farming family in every area he stops on the tour.
In a press release about the 2023 Farm Tour, Bryan said:
“One of the reasons we created these Farm Tour shows [was] to bring the big-city tour to the people. These nights are one-of-a-kind and we really enjoy getting to know the farmers and their families, love the whole atmosphere of playing on these incredible farms and watching entire communities come together and get excited about these shows.”
Bryan’s 2023 Farm Tour took him to Shelbyville, KY, Millersport, OH, Allegan, MI, Colfax, IA, and Brooklyn, WI. His last stop was scheduled for September 23 in Eyota, MN.
Unfortunately, Bryan was forced to cancel the Eyota concert the day of the performance. As he explained in a statement on X (formerly Twitter), impending bad weather influenced the decision to cancel. He said:
“Eyota, MN Farm Tour, we are onsite and have been working to make this show happen for tonight. Unfortunately with impending weather we are having to make the tough decision to cancel the show. The safety of each of you is our first concern and we do not want to jeopardize that in any way. We love Farm Tour and all of you who support these shows and the American Farmer.”
Someone in the comments of Bryan’s post noted how they weren’t surprised by the choice to cancel:
“I am not surprised, it’s a muddy mess out there!” they said “I think we had more rain in the last 24 hours than we did for the entire summer! Stay safe, I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you tonight!”
Someone else commented in response to them, saying, “Thank you I’ve heard it might be raining for rest of the 3 day weekend.”
Those who live in Minnesota will get another chance to see Bryan soon, though not on the Farm Tour. He’s set to perform on October 14 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.
Watch a news report about the canceled Eyota show below.