On the Road Again: 2021’s Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Tours
Beginning in March 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic kept musicians at home, grounding all major tours for months. Thanks to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, however, there's a light at the end of the tunnel for live music fans.
Not only have some artists rescheduled their 2020 treks to 2021 -- others have announced brand-new tour plans. It's a sure sign of good things to come, even if some modifications may still have to be made.
Dan + Shay and Kane Brown have, thus far, opted to wait the longest to resume shows: Their rescheduled arena tours will kick off in September, with Brown then set to begin a brand-new tour in October.
Unfortunately, as we are still in a global pandemic, some artists have opted to again reschedule or cancel their tour plans for the time being. Maren Morris, for example, rescheduled, and then canceled, her RSVP: The Tour, and she's not the only one.
The Boot will keep this list and photo gallery updated with changes and new tours as they're announced.
2021's Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Tours
Launching in January:
Jan. 22: Darryl Worley's Country Rewind Tour
Launching in February:
Launching in March:
March 9: Hardy and Koe Wetzel's Acoustic Tour
Launching in April:
Launching in May:
May 1: Kenny Chesney's Chillaxification Tour -- POSTPONED TO 2022
May 6: Thomas Rhett's Billy Bob's Texas mini-residency
May 15: Dierks Bentley's High Times & Hangovers Tour
May 27: An Evening With Old Dominion: The Band Behind the Curtain
Launching in June:
Launching in July:
July 8: Luke Bryan's Proud to Be Right Here Tour
July 8: Reba McEntire's Arena Tour -- POSTPONED TO 2022
July 10: Garth Brooks' Stadium Tour (first 2021 date)
July 11: Tanya Tucker's 2021 Tour
July 17: Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show
July 29: Brothers Osborne's We're Not for Everyone Tour
Launching in August:
Launching in September:
Launching in October:
Oct. 1: Kane Brown's Blessed & Free Tour
Oct. 7: Midland's The Last Resort Tour
Oct. 7: Ruston Kelly's Shape and Destroy Tour
Oct. 14: Kip Moore's How High Tour
Oct. 25: Brandy Clark's Who You Thought I Was Tour
Launching in November:
Launching in December: