Luke Bryan tour to stop in North Augusta, benefit local charity
Folks in the CSRA are headed to the fields next weekend as Luke Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour stops in Edgefield County at Misty Morning Farms on Friday, Oct. 5.
“The North Augusta play is kind of – I’m kind of killing two birds with one stone, I kind of get a little South Carolina, a little Georgia, so we’re having fun with that one, too. We love that location and we’re going to have some fun being able to play both areas,” Bryan said during an interview Tuesday.
Bryan works with Bayer to give back to local communities on the tour, and before the concert, “Bayer will present a $2,000 grant to Golden Harvest Food Bank, which will help provide 6,600 meals to support families facing food insecurity in Georgia and South Carolina,” according to a spokesperson for the company.
Through the hashtag #herestothefarmer, posted on any social media platform, Bayer will also donate a meal to a family in need.
“Luke began his tour on the farms to raise awareness of the American farmer and all they do to feed America and feed the world,” said Ray Kerins, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Bayer, “and we thought that was a great opportunity for us as one of the world’s largest agricultural companies to get engaged and see what else we can do to raise that awareness.”
Bryan said the last four years working with Bayer on the Farm Tour has been “sensory overload.”
This isn’t the first time the decade-long Farm Tour has been in South Carolina. For a few years there were shows outside of Columbia, but Bryan said those shows had some of their trickier weather situations.
“For the first couple of years that we had good weather, you know, we were having 20,000 people crowds right outside of Columbia, so we knew it was an amazing market for us … we knew the vibe was there, and we knew the farming community was there, so we’re excited to come back,” he said.
This year’s South Carolina stop will be at Misty Morning Farms at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. Parking begins at 2 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.
Edgefield County School District has canceled class at all schools on that day, according to Arthur Northrop, public information officer for the district.
Northrop said students will make up the day by attending a full day Dec. 14, which was originally a half day, and have a half day on Dec. 17.