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Brantley Gilbert to host first concert in Rupp Arena since pandemic shutdown

Brantley Gilbert
Posted at 3:38 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 12:42:35-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Brantley Gilbert will headline a group of country artists performing at Rupp Arena as part of the Acoustic Concert, a COVID-compliant version of the Acoustic Jam that has been held at the Lexington Opera House. The concert will be the first one in Rupp since the pandemic hit.

Originally, Three Six Mafia was planned to host the first concert in Rupp Arena, but the event has since been canceled.

Russell Dickerson, Riley Green, Dylan Scott, Niko Moon, Runaway June and Matt Stell will also be performing.

The concert will take place on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $54-$215 (sold in groups for two to six patrons; some single seats are available) and can be purchased at


-Entry will only be on the west side of the arena.
-Tickets will be mobile only.
-Health screening questions and temperature checks will be required before entry.
-Patrons will be monitored in the seating area specified by their tickets to ensure social distancing.
-Face masks will be required at all times throughout the arena except when a patron is actively eating or drinking in their designated seat.
-Stickers will be installed on the ground designating socially distanced spacing for patrons as they line up for entry or at the concessions stands.
-Concession stands will encourage cashless transactions.
-Patrons may only have one clear bag (no larger than 12”x 12”x 6”) or one small clutch purse (no larger than 4”x 4”x 1”) for their personal items. All bags and items will be searched. Patrons are strongly encouraged to leave unnecessary items at home.
-Gatherings of more than eight people are prohibited on the concourse and will be strictly monitored by event staff.
-Venue staff will be providing enhanced sanitation procedures before and during the event.