Luke Bryan was a big winner at this year’s ACM Awards ceremony. Bryan has played in stadiums and amphitheaters and arenas. But one of Bryan’s favorite places to perform? At a farm in Tennessee, Blackberry Farm.
Performing at Blackberry Farm, which is just 25 minutes outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, gives Bryan the opportunity to do a more intimate performance to really connect with the fans.
Bryan shared with Billboard, “Performing at Blackberry Farm is one of the highlights of my year.”
Bryan also added, “It’s a time when I can pull out a guitar and do songs I may not always get to do on tour.”
While Bryan has confirmed that he is set to “perform exclusively for hotel guests,” the date has not been set just yet.
Bryan isn’t the only famous fan of the 4,200 acre farm.
“The Farm is quickly becoming an in-demand place for a wide range of musicians to play – from Bryan to Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris and red-hot soul newcomer Leon Bridges.”
The luxury hotel has been giving fans performances such as Bryan’s since the mid-2000’s. All of the performances take place “in the Farm’s historic Barn restaurant.” That means that Bryan will be performing for an audience of between 30 to 50 people.
Blackberry Farms’ proprietor, Sam Beall, has commented on artists like Bryan coming to perform for his guests.
Beall said, “We’re not in the music business. We’re in the hospitality business. We’re honored and humbled we’ve been able to welcome and share this property. The artists who’ve played here have been willing to give back to our guests a very intimate and unique experience.”
This will not be the first time that Bryan has given such an intimate performance. Bryan performed for guests in 2013 also, leaving fans with something they “will never forget.”
Definitely a night I will never forget!! Luke Bryan’s private concert at Blackberry Farms @liz_chio1 http://t.co/LLSk4kH5JE
— Lee Chiozza (@Lee_Chiozza26) April 19, 2013
All of this comes after Luke Bryan’s big wins at Sunday’s ACM Awards, which the country superstar was hosting with Blake Shelton. Bryan won the top prize of the night and showed some love to his friends, family, and fans in his acceptance speech.
As seen on Fox News, Bryan said, “Listen guys, what an amazing night of music…Thank you to my wife, my kids… my fans, country radio.”
Bryan is sure to show some love at his upcoming performance at Blackberry Farms. Want to be a part of the intimate performance? Information for seeing Luke Bryan at Blackberry Farms can be found on the luxury hotel’s website.
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