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Chris Stapleton To Headline First Ever Concert At Kroger Field

October 2, 2019

The University of Kentucky and Live Nation announced today that Chris Stapleton will headline the first-ever concert at Kroger Field in Lexington on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. Special guest Willie Nelson will join Sheryl Crow and Yola in opening for Stapleton. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 11th, 2019, at 10 am. Stapleton was born in Lexington, KY, on April 15th, 1978 and raised in Staffordsville in Eastern Kentucky, and is extremely excited to bring this event to the town and Commonwealth in which he was born. Stapleton moved to Nashville, TN in 2001, and has taken the Country Music scene by storm. He has won numerous awards since coming on the scene as a singer-songwriter. He has won 5 Grammy Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 BIllboard Music Awards, and 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards. There will be a wealth of talent on the stage, as a total of twenty-two Grammy Awards have been won between all the artists perfoming at Kroger Field in April. Stapleton joked during the announcement that he “attended UK, briefly.” He had never been in Kroger Field until today’s announcement.

Kroger Field, formerly known as Commonwealth Stadium, has been the home to UK Football since 1973. Commonwealth Stadium was renamed Kroger Field after the Kroger Corporation bought naming rights in 2017. The stadium opened on September 15th, 1973, with an original capacity of 57,800, and since it has undergone several renovations over the years, most notably in 1999 and 2015. The current capacity is 61,000, and over 12 million fans have watched the Wildcats play over the past 46 seasons. Now, for the first time in the history of the Stadium, the people of Kentucky and throughout the region will gather to celebrate one of their native sons and the great success he has become.

Included is the video of the major concert announcement via UK Athletics.


Details on the concert on April 25th, 2020. 

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