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Monroeville first stop on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour

Country star bringing tour to Monroeville


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 3, 2022

Country megastar Luke Bryan announced he will be bringing the Farm Tour back for its 13th year in 2022, kicking off at Highland Farms in Monroeville on Sept. 15. 

The local show is the first of only six dates, which includes Mechanicsburg, Ohio, just west of Columbus, on Sept. 16, and Fowlerville, Michigan, about two-and-a-half hours north of Fort Wayne, on Sept. 17. 

The aim of the tour is to bring a large-scale country concert to small communities while also giving Bryan and fans the opportunity to thank farmers, which is something that is important to the singer, having grown up on a farm himself. 

“I look forward to these shows every year, mainly because of the meaning behind them, and why it was important to me to start the Farm Tour 13 years ago,” Bryan shared in a press release. “It has allowed communities who don’t normally get a concert in their areas to experience a fun night in their backyard, all while lifting up the American farmer. Small towns and farming pretty much sum up my childhood. It is my way of life, and I know it is a way of life for so many. It is truly the highlight of my year for me and my whole team.”

Nicks adds Ruoff to tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks has announced the addition of four special amphitheater shows to her existing limited engagement tour. 

To our benefit, the additional four shows will include a stop at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on Tuesday, June 21. 

Remarkably, the 73-year-old Fleetwood Mac songstress recently stated she’d like to continue singing for, at least, the next decade. 

Given the amount of hits she has been involved with as a member of the iconic band as well as a solo artist, my guess is that she will continue selling out venues as long as she wants to continue to get up on stage.

Anthrax celebrates 40 years

Legendary thrashers Anthrax will finally get to celebrate their 40th anniversary when they head out on the road for the first time since the pandemic with co-headliners Black Label Society and special guest Hatebreed for what is sure to be a night full of face-melting riffs. 

Anthrax formed in 1981, and is considered one of the “Big 4” in thrash metal, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer.

The tour commences at the end of July and stops at the Hard Rock Casino in Gary on Aug. 4, the Andrew Brady Music Center in Cincinnati on Aug. 15, and The Fillmore in Detroit on Aug. 20.

B-52’s saying good-bye

What started as a way to have some fun and play music for friends turned into a 45-year career, but you’ll have just one more chance to catch legendary party band The B-52’s

The farewell tour launches Aug. 22 in Seattle and stops at the Chicago Theatre on Oct. 7 with KC and the Sunshine Band

“It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” said singer Cindy Wilson in a press release. “We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music.”

Road Notes covers concerts within driving distance of Northeast Indiana. Send your news items to info@whatzup.com.

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