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Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line to perform sold-out show at Peru State Friday, April 12


(Peru, Neb.) Country music sensation Florida Georgia Line, best known for their chart-topping hit singles Cruise and Shine On, will perform a sold-out concert at 10 p.m. this Friday, April 12 in Peru State’s Al Wheeler Activity Center.

The group comes to Peru State fresh off their big win at the Academy of Country Music Awards where they were named New Artist of the Year.

The event is general admission. Doors open at 8 p.m. Opening act Clare Dunn takes the stage at 9 p.m.

Purses and bags will not be allowed into the facility. Information about parking and transportation is available at and will also be sent to ticket holders via e-mail. Alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited. Firearms are prohibited on campus property, even with a concealed carry permit. All other college policies apply and will be enforced.

Limited concessions will be sold at venue. Cash only.

The concert is being sponsored by the Peru State Campus Activities Board (CAB), the college’s programming board devoted to planning and executing events to engage students in campus life.

CAB President Jessica Merrill, a sophomore business administration-marketing major from Murray, said, “We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring performers of this caliber to Peru State. Having Florida Georgia Line perform on our campus will be an amazing experience for our students, employees and community members.”

Student Activities Coordinator Chelsea Allgood said, “Peru State focuses on making the student experience as engaging as possible. Having outstanding performers like Florida Georgia Line on campus is just one example of this philosophy. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time a headlining act has appeared on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks. Cheap Trick and Joan Jett have also rocked Peru!” 

The duo that comprise Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, have opened for artists like Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford. They also earned a coveted spot on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour with the likes of Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins and Justin Moore.

For more information about the concert, contact Allgood at or visit