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Centralia’s Bryan concert beats the rain

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

The show went on.

Despite weather-related forebodings an estimated 15,000 people crowded onto a 120-acre portion of the Stowers family farm. They were there noon and night, Saturday Oct. 7 for the conclusion of the ninth annual Luke Bryan Farm Tour seven miles north of Centralia and everything went fine.

Luke Bryan singing at Stowers Farm.

Luke Bryan singing at Stowers Farm.

Kara Stowers whose family hosted the concert, their second Farm Tour concert in two years at the family’s Century Farm, said despite rain concerns, people were lining up to for entry 8 a.m. Saturday.

Rain or sun, Stowers said the concert-goers came prepared.

“This year they had the right clothes, the right boots and the right vehicles for the venue,” she said. “Just like you do when you’re getting your kids ready for school.”

Not only was the crowd prepared, but it was positive, she said. “I don’t think the rain kept anybody down.”

One improvement over last year, Stowers said was that stronger culverts were used for the entrance and exit to the parking area and with both flowing there were far fewer delays. “The flow was so much better this year, no culvert collapses. This time traffic flowed a lot better.”

And, perhaps most important, she said: “God definitely blessed us the right weather.”