Here’s everything you need to know about the Luke Bryan Farm Tour

Here’s everything you need to know about the Luke Bryan Farm Tour

NORTH AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Luke Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour is making a stop in the Sweetwater Community on Oct. 5. The country music star is set to take the stage around 6 p.m. Edgefield county emergency services is estimating that 20,000 people will come to Misty Morning Farms to hear Bryan sing his hit music.

In addition to traveling the country for his tour, Luke Bryan is focusing on his commitment to give back to farmers, and is partnered with Bayer to raise awareness and donate to local food banks at each of his stops. Right here in the CSRA, a $2,000 grant is being donated to the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Ann Visintainer, Director of Marketing for the food bank, said, “They are going to be providing us with funding for about 6,000 meals for those in our area.” That is enough food to feed 70 families of four for one week each.

There is a high need for food in our area. Visintainer added, “Here in the CSRA, one in six people struggles with hunger.” At the Salvation Army, just one of the Golden Harvest’s partners, volunteers say hundreds come through to eat each day. Brian Caughman has been serving meals for two years. He said, “For dinner alone, we probably serve anywhere from 150 to 175 people." He is blown away by the donation from Bryan and Bayer. He said, “This is the largest donation I’ve seen since I’ve been here.”

People who stay at the Salvation Army are grateful for people with giving spirits. Wendtine Burgous has been staying there for over 7 months with her grandson. She said this donation is an added blessing to her and her family. She said, “We’re served hot meals three times a day. We have nice menus, and desserts with the menu.” She said that Bryan’s generosity speaks highly of him. “To be famous, and to be well known, and he hasn’t forgotten what God has did for him. He hasn’t forgotten where God brought him from," she added.

Since Bryan is making a donation like this at every stop on his tour, he is making an impact in local communities all over the country. Caughman said, “It speaks to his heart, his upbringing, and what this all means to him.” Visintainer added, “He gets that together we are better, and he gets that we have to ban together to really make a difference in this community.” The difference that $2,000 makes will stick with the community long after the show. Burgous said, “We’re going to remember him as the one who came to do concerts and was willing to feed over 6,000 people. That alone says a lot.”

Golden Harvest Food Bank will be presented the grant just before the concert starts. If you want to play a part in making sure food is donated to food banks across the country, all you have to do is make a social media post using the #HeresToTheFarmer. For every post with that hashtag, Bayer will donate one meal through Feeding America. Bayer and Bryan have set a goal of donating one million meals throughout the “Here’s to the Farmer” campaign.

If you’re traveling to the concert or in the area of concert traffic, here’s what you need to know:

Directions to the event:

I-20 East from Georgia:

  • I-20 West traffic will take exit 1 to Highway 230 (Martintown Road).
  • Traffic will then take a left onto Martintown Road.
  • Traffic will continue to the intersection of Murrah Road and turn right onto Murrah Road.
  • Traffic will continue to the intersection of Mealing Road and turn left onto Mealing Rd.
  • Traffic will continue to the intersection of Currytown Road and turn right onto Currytown Road. This leads directly to the event.

I-20 West from Columbia

  • I-20 East will take exit 5 to US-25 (Edgefield Road).
  • Traffic will continue on US-25 to the intersection of Sweetwater Road and turn left onto Sweetwater Road.
  • Traffic will continue to the intersection of Currytown Road and turn left onto Currytown Road leading directly to the event.
  • There are three parking gates to enter the facility.

Traffic Control Points Locations:

I-20 East from Georgia:

  • Intersection of I-20 east exit 1 ramp@ Highway 230(Martintown Road)
  • Intersection of Martintown Road @ Murrah Road
  • Intersection of Murrah Road @ Mealing Road
  • Intersection of Mealing Road @ Currytown Road
  • All Three parking gates on Currytown Road entering the event will be manned.

I-20 West from Columbia:

  • Intersection of I-20 West Exit 5 ramp @ US-25 (Edgefield Road)
  • Intersection of US-25 (Edgefield Road) @ Laurel Lake Drive
  • Intersection of US-25 (Edgefield Road) @ Stephens Farm Lane
  • Intersection of US-25 (Edgefield Road) @ Walnut Rd
  • Intersection of US-25 (Edgefield Road) @ Sweetwater Road
  • Intersection of Sweetwater Road @ Currytown Road
  • All Three parking gates on Currytown Road entering the event will be manned.

Due to the change in typical traffic, Edgefield County schools chose to cancel the planned school day. You can find when the school day is rescheduled here.

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