Country Music Alan Jackson Finale: Lexington Rupp Arena

One of country music’s biggest stars is coming to Lexington one last time.

Alan Jackson announced on Friday that he would be bringing his “Last Call: One More for the Road!” tour at Rupp Arena on September 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. March 18 online at livenation.com. Pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster.com beginning with Citi cardholders begin at 10:00 a.m. on March 15.

The Lexington concert is the one rescheduled from 2020 and tickets sold for this event will be honoured, according to the statement; new tickets will also be available.

VIP experiences will be available, including a pre-show party presented by AJ’s Good Time Bar, the artist-owned and operated Nashville honky-tonk in the heart of Music City, highlighted by live music from James Carothers and Cory Farley, featured artists of AJ.

Alan Jackson’s disease

Jackson announced last fall that he was living with CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth), a chronic inherited neuropathy that causes nerve damage and impairs muscle function, movement and balance. One dollar from each ticket sold for the tour will be donated to the CMT Research Foundation for Drug Development; it will be matched by other donors and board members.

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Alan Jackson welcomed a crowd of 9,500 to Rupp Arena in 2018. His farewell tour will pass through Lexington on September 9. Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

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On January 19, 2018, Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. with opening act Lauren Alaina. Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

The Country Music Hall of Famer has performed at Rupp Arena multiple times, most recently in 2018 with Lauren Alaina.

“I’ve always looked up to my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who played as much as they wanted, for as long as they could,” Jackson says. “I always thought I would love to do this, and I would love to do this for as long as my health allows,” he said in a statement. “I’ll try to do everything I can, but if I come your way, come see me…”

It will span 30 years of hits, including “Chattahoochee” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” which made him a three-time CMA Artist of the Year.

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On January 19, 2018, Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson performed at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. with opening act Lauren Alaina. Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

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