Luke Bryan Cancels Farm Tour Kick-Off Concert Due to Hurricane Matthew

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Luke Bryan performs during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

Luke Bryan's concert kicking off his 2016 Farm Tour in Gaston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has been canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew. 

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With Matthew expected to hit Florida and South Carolina on Wednesday, the two states have issued states of emergency. 

In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered an evacuation of many coastal communities and canceled school in over half of the state. The 26-county school closure includes Lexington County, which holds the 1,647-person town of Gaston. 

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Gaston is more than 100 miles from the coast and though it is not being evacuated, a news post on Bryan's website explains that the evacuation orders for the state's coastal areas would impact the traffic routes to Culler Farms, where the concert was to be held. Full refunds are being provided. 

It's estimated more than 1 million people may have to leave their homes, according to the governor. 


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