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Multi-platinum country star Jake Owen brings acoustic tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 7

Multi-platinum country star Jake Owen brings acoustic tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 7
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From a press release:

It was announced today that multi-platinum country crooner Jake Owen will return to Wilkes-Barre in 2020, bringing his Down to the Tiki Tonk Acoustic Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. with special guest Larry Fleet.

Owen played a bigger headlining show at the nearby Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza last year with David Lee Murphy and Morgan Wallen as part of the second leg of his Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour.

Tickets, which are $35, $49, and $69, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Platinum-certified Big Loud recording artist Jake Owen has seven No. 1 songs, numerous No. 1 albums, and multi-platinum hits to his name. The chart-topping entertainer’s latest album, “Greetings from… Jake,” garnered Owen’s seventh No. 1 hit and debuted with more than 154,000 album equivalents.

The 38-year-old singer/songwriter continues to earn critical acclaim, with critics praising “Greetings from… Jake” as a “country-grounded odyssey” (Billboard) that “unveils new layers of his artistry” (Sounds Like Nashville). His latest single, “Homemade,” is currently climbing the country radio charts.

“Greetings from… Jake” follows hit albums “American Love,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart covering all genres, and the chart-topping album “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” which produced four consecutive No. 1 hits, including his double platinum anthem title track “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” as well as the platinum-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” and “The One That Got Away.”

Blue-collar Tennessee native Larry Fleet grew up with a love of music sparked by an eclectic mix of influences spanning from Merle Haggard to Marvin Gaye. To make ends meet, Fleet spent tireless hours working construction jobs, never losing his dream of making music. A chance encounter with Jake Owen in 2017 led to a collaborative friendship and an opening slot on the road with Owen. Not long after, Fleet was sharing the stage with a living legend – and one of his heroes – Willie Nelson.

Etching his mark in the Nashville songwriting community co-writing with esteemed tunesmiths, including Rhett Akins, Brett James, and Kendell Marvel, the hard-working family man (and father of newborn son, Waylon) is now poised for country stardom with “Workin’ Hard,” his aptly-titled debut album on Big Loud Records. “Workin’ Hard,” produced by studio ace Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen), was recently released on Nov. 8.