Tyler Farr loves the college scene.
“Love that I’m kicking off reunion weekend for SMSU,” Farr told The Independent during an interview this week.
“Playing shows for students brings a whole new energy, and I’m excited to get the party started.”
There is one week left until the start of the new Prairie Jam concert in Marshall. Farr, a concert headliner, said he was looking forward to sharing both hit songs and new music with the crowd.
“I’m truly honored to have been invited to play the first-ever Prairie Jam to celebrate the town of Marshall,” he said.
Farr, who burst onto the country music scene in 2013 with the hit song and album “The Crazy Redneck” will perform on September 29 at the Schwan Regional Event Center on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. South Dakota country music duo Whiskey Rich will open for the concert.
“Everyone seems really excited. People really talked about it,” Visit Marshall Manager Cassi Weiss said of Prairie Jam. The organizers hope the concert will become an annual event and, for the first year, they wanted to bring in a successful artist.
“We’re really happy to have (Tyler)”, She says.
Farr said fans will be able to hear a high-energy show, complete with new music.
“My band always brings it – we’ll be playing our hits and some new stuff that I’ve been working on with my label boss and co-producer, Jason Aldean,” Farr said.
In addition to acting, Farr said he’s been working on a collaboration that will be released early next year.
“I’m going back to my roots musically and can’t wait for the fans to hear it” he said. “And yes, I will be performing this song on Thursday night at Prairie Jam.”
A native of Missouri, Farr is the first artist signed to Aldean’s Night Train Records/BBR Music Group. Farr has three No. 1 songs to his credit, including “The Crazy Redneck” “A guy walks into a bar” and “Whisky in my water”, which was also his first No. 1 as a songwriter. His first and second albums both debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Country Albums Charts. In 2017, Farr even got his own reality series, “A bit too far.”
Weiss said there has been a great response to Prairie Jam from the Marshall community.
“Right away, the response from sponsors and community businesses has been tremendous,” she says. Organizers hope ticket sales will be strong enough to make Prairie Jam an annual event, Weiss said.
Tickets for Prairie Jam are available online at https://visitmarshallmn.com/prairie-jam. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m. on September 29. Whiskey Rich takes the stage at 6:15 p.m. and Tyler Farr performs at 7 p.m.
The fun at Prairie Jam won’t stop at the concert. A pre-party event is scheduled starting at 3 p.m. at Tavern 507 in Marshall, the Visit Marshall website said. After the concert, a party will be held downtown at The Gambler, Visit Marshall said.