Prairie Grove Farmer Preps For Luke Bryan Performance

PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) -- The first pieces of equipment that will be used for the Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert have arrived at Ogden Ranch in Prairie Grove.

An estimated 13-14,000 concert-goers are expected to file onto the 180 acre property for the Thursday night (Oct. 13) performance, which will feature Bryan, along with Jon Langston, Chris Janson and the Peach Pickers.

5NEWS spoke with ranch owner, Nathan Ogden in June, when it was announced that his property would be hosting a stop in the Natural State.

In that time, Ogden, along with his ranch hands, have been working intermittently on getting the land ready for the one night performance.

"We bailed hay out of one field and that took a couple days of hauling and all of that," Ogden added. "A couple hours one day moving the cows off horseback, and then I mowed for three hours yesterday right here in the venue area, and then another guy finished in about two hours today. It's not been a lot."

Local law enforcement and first responders who will be making sure things run smoothly during the show, said Ogden. Security staff will also be provided by the tour.

Ogden said the feeling of hosting a show of this magnitude hadn't set in until recently.

"I was sitting out here yesterday and these trucks delivering all this rental equipment started showing up. And I finally text my wife and I said 'this is just crazy if you think about it.' And she responds, 'it just now hit you?!'' Ogden joked.

When the show is packed up and the crowds have cleared out, Ogden said it will have been worth it, not for him, but the community.

"I'm just excited about Prairie Grove. I'm excited about Luke giving a scholarship to the University of Arkansas," Ogden said. "I think it's more so about the community."

Tickets are still on sale to the concert and can be purchase here.

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