Rupp Arena had plans to host a concert before 2020 ends, but its first official concert since the mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns in March will have to wait until 2021.
With the recent restrictions placed on indoor dining through December 13, which includes food and beverage at Rupp Arena concession stands, the decision has been made to postpone the concerts originally scheduled for December.
Acoustic Concert, originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 has been rescheduled to Friday, January 15, 2021. The Three 6 Mafia concert, originally scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020 has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 16, 2021.
Acoustic Concert 2020 will be a special evening of live, intimate, acoustic performances from both headliner and emerging country singer/songwriters. Hosted by Officer Don and Deann, this year’s lineup features headliner Brantley Gilbert, and rising country artists Russell Dickerson, Riley Green and Dylan Scott. New artists Niko Moon, Runaway June and Matt Stell will also take the stage.
Acoustic Jam has been at the Lexington Opera House for the past seven years, but will move to Rupp Arena this year to accommodate a larger audience with new COVID-19 safety requirements.
The 21,492 area seating capacity will be scaled down to 15% capacity, which includes 3,223 patrons and event staff. Tickets will be sold in restricted socially distanced seat blocks of up to eight, with the vast majority of tickets in blocks of four.
Presented by 98.1 The Bull and Hardee’s, tickets go on sale Friday, October 30 at 10 am. Due to construction at Central Bank Center, the on-site Ticket Office is temporarily closed. All ticket sales will be conducted online only at Ticketmaster.com.
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