UPDATE: Chris Stapleton holding free concert for students Thursday

Published: Mar. 14, 2016 at 3:02 PM EDT
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UPDATE 3/23/16

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Johnson County native and rising country star Chris Stapleton has scheduled a second free concert for Thursday. This one is for the kids.

Earlier this month, Stapleton announced a free concert in Paintsville.

Wednesday, he announced a second concert. A student performance will be held at Johnson Central High School Thursday afternoon.

Stapleton will perform live for the middle school and high school students. The event will be simulcast and available to elementary schools until they are released at 1:30. Middle and high school students will be released at 2:30 p.m.

In a release Wednesday, school officials said: In the interest of safety and security for our students, staff, and parents as well as the safe and orderly transition to the evening performance, we have made the decision to have an early release day. The JCHS campus will be secured throughout the day for students and school personnel only and will remain that way until all students and buses are dismissed from campus.

When the concert was originally announced, in less than three hours, tickets were sold out.

The box office will open for the evening show at 4 p.m. at the front entrance of the school. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is general admission on a first come, first serve basis.


PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Johnson County, Kentucky native Chris Stapleton will hold a free concert later this month in Paintsville.

Ram Trucks announced the concert Monday.

Free tickets were available starting at noon Monday. By 2:45 p.m., there was already a wait list.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24 at Johnson Central High School.

You can register for a ticket by clicking the link. Each registrant is eligible to get two tickets.

Stapleton is from Staffordsville.

His debut album "Traveller" was released in 2015. His popularity skyrocketed following the CMA Awards in November, when he performed with Justin Timberlake.

Stapleton won CMAs for best male vocalist, new artist and album of the year.

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