East Kentucky natives heading to Rupp Arena and Yum Center
Kentucky natives, Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers are performing in Lexington and Louisville in 2020 as a part of the ‘A Good Look’n Tour.’ Rupp Arena is the fourth stop on the tour on February 28th and then their final tour stop is May 24 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Rupp Arena tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. on Nov. 8. Presales begin Nov. 5. and verified fan presales begin Tuesday.
“We are a live band. Everyone knows we are a live band. Steal the record or give it away, just come to the shows. For free tickets send a message to Tyler’s Instagram,” Simpson said.
Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers are no strangers to the Lexington and Louisville music scenes, having performed in smaller venues over the years. The last time Sturgill was in Lexington was for two sold out performances at the Lexington Opera House. Read our review from that performance here. He would win 2017 Grammy Award for Best Country Album with his “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.” He recently released “Sound & Fury” album and Netflix film.
Tyler Childers won the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. His 2017 album “Purgatory” and 2019 follow-up, “Country Squire,” were produced by Sturgill Simpson.
Travel Packages are also available as part of select dates on the tour and will also support the Special Forces Foundation, as $1 from every ticket purchased will benefit the foundation. They will also donate 100% of net Travel Package proceeds to the Special Forces Foundation (formerly the Green Beret Association), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization serving U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and their families. Their programs contribute to the maintenance of the mind and body, and, provide acute and ongoing support in resolving psychological, emotional and relationship issues before they become chronic. During times of tragedy, the Special Forces Foundation provides immediate support to the soldiers family with the goal of maintaining long term support to those left behind. The Special Forces Foundation also assists warriors transition from military to civilian life through career counseling, professional network support, and mentorship.
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