The Luke Bryan Farm Tour hit Effingham Saturday night with all the excitement that comes with it. First of all, thanks to everyone who came out and stopped by our WCRC Tent and the Bayer Tent next door. We passed out 2000 WCRC koozies and took many more pictures with listeners next to two-dimensional Luke Bryan. Also thanks to everyone who hashtagged their social media posts with “thankful4ag” to help Bayer with their meal drive. Also, thanks to those participated in our Effingham Radio App Contest. Finally, everyone who was at the concert needs to thank our local law enforcement and emergency services for expertly handling a huge crowd of more than 15,000 who descended upon Effingham this weekend. All in all, it was successful day.
For my part, I had blast interacting with listeners, and later, taking in the concert. It’s always great to see some of our favorite WCRC artists perform live. No matter how you feel about country, you have to appreciate the effort, energy, and showmanship these performers put into their shows. I was blown away by the all the acts, especially Chis Janson. That guy has moves. The other acts were great as well. It was especially cool to hear the Peach Pickers perform on stage seeing as how they have written for practically every big name in country. Of course Luke Bryan was amazing, even after undergoing surgery on his shoulder less than a week before the concert. I had the distinct pleasure of shaking Luke’s hand and thanking him for being in town Saturday. He seemed like a cool dude. It would be cool to crack open a beer with him someday and chat.
This concert is just one of the many reasons I find myself lucky to be in Effingham. It’s the perfect mix of big and small. Effingham is becoming a hub for major performers and entertainment, but it still hasn’t forgotten its roots. That’s why you can still go downtown and sample chili made by local businesses or catch some hot rods cruising down Jefferson Avenue. I’m happy to be part of such an awesome place! Congrats on successful weekend that included a major concert, a Downtown Chili Fest, and a statewide fiddling championship. If you’re having trouble finding something fun to do around here, you’re not paying attention.