FARMER CITY — Country music star Kasey Lansdale will perform in Farmer City on Aug. 2, and the city council will contribute $2,500 from the hotel/motel tax to help fund the concert.
Curt Homann of the Farmer City Chamber of Commerce told council members he hopes attendance will be in the 700-1,000 range — with many of the fans coming from out of town.
Admission will be free, he said, but would request a $5 donation per ticket to help offset some of the costs of the show.
In order to accommodate the type of crowd Homann anticipates, the show would likely have to take place outdoors, at the Farmer City Fairgrounds. The other option is the Legion Hall, which Homann said would not be able to fit as many fans.
The 26-year-old Lansdale has what Country Music Association Magazine calls a "smoky, Tanya Tucker-esque twang." A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lansdale released her first album, "Restless," in August. Her biggest hit: "Sorry Ain't Enough."
Homann hopes the performance will "springboard positive music performances" in Farmer City in the future.
"I am for anything that will bring people to town," council member Mac Harden said.