UK Happenings

Tickets Still Available for Brantley Gilbert Concert


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2012) — A limited number of tickets are still available to the 2012 Student Activities Board Fall Concert featuring Nashville recording artist Brantley Gilbert. The show is Sunday, Oct. 28, at Memorial Coliseum. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.


The Georgia country star rose to the top of the charts with his sophomore album "Halfway to Heaven" that included the singles “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” Gilbert wrote and originally recorded the hit country singles “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party” for Jason Aldean. His unique style and high-energy live shows have built his fan base known as the “BG Nation.”

“SAB hasn’t done a country show in five years, and we seem to have caught Brantley Gilbert at just the right time,” said Derek Operle, Student Activities Board director of concerts. “He’s a real up-and-comer.”

Along with Gilbert, the concert will open with Brian Davis, Greg Bates and Uncle Kracker. Student tickets are available at the Student Involvement Ticket Center (formerly the Student Center Ticket Office), 253 Student Center. Student tickets are $10. Students must have a valid UK student ID to purchase a ticket.

The public may purchase tickets at the Student Involvement Ticket Center, at any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Tickets are $25.

SAB brings more than 100 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the University of Kentucky annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community.

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For questions about tickets or the concert, contact SAB at (859) 257-8868.

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