Country music concert coming to region to honor tornado relief effort

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Country music star Luke Bryan made an announcement Wednesday afternoon via Instagram that made Southwest Georgia residents cheer and feel the love. Bryan, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock announced they will be holding a Heart of South Georgia concert on Oct. 3. 

Bryan’s post read, “In 2017 South Georgia was devastated by a tornado and the community came together and responded with heart. Now myself, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers and DJ Rock are heading home to support the continued relief efforts. I’m so thankful to call this area home and can’t wait to see y’all.”

Bryan is originally from Leesburg, Georgia, and has been supportive in the community’s efforts to restore what was damaged during the tornado. All of the proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to the Heart of South Georgia Fund to support the ongoing natural disaster relief efforts as well as other needs within the community.

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The post immediately went viral on Facebook, with more than 2,700 people marking that they were interested in going to the concert and 456 people confirming they were going.

The performance will be held at the Exchange Club of Albany, where doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $51 and parking passes are $5 in advance.

Performers are hoping to pack the Exchange Club and raise money for this cause and the places they all call home.

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