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Kinnick prepares for first ever concert

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Kinnick Stadium has been transformed for a night of firsts.

The first ever concert at the stadium will be tomorrow night.

It's been a large amount of planning for the large Back Porch Revival concert welcoming multiple country artist.

Thomas Rhett, Big and Rich and Blake Shelton will take the stage, just to name a few.

There will also be a familiar name with Hawkeye ties taking the stage.

"Tucker Beathard that's CJ's brother younger brother, kind of ironic, we're gonna have both you know CJ plays football here and Tucker's gonna be playing music here," says Mark Jennings UI Associate Athletic Director.

Among an evening of firsts in Kinnick, there will be beer for sale.

"This will be a nice test to see how that goes selling beer in Kinnick Stadium for the first time ever," says Jennings.

Money from the concert will go right back to help Iowans in need through the Native Fund, started by former Hawkeye All-American Dallas Clark.

"To help Iowans in need and today Northeast Iowa is flooding and that's a good example of what this fund is set up for," Jennings told us.

Planning for the event has been ongoing for more than a year.

"I was really excited when I heard about it last year and I knew I would want to get tickets right away, I'm pumped for it," says Allison Portz, a UI student.

A 2.5 inch floor is covering the Hawkeye football field and thousands of chairs are being set up.

It's a night that will make Hawkeye history and help many Iowans in return.

The first band is set to take the stage a 3 p.m. Saturday.

There are still thousands of tickets for sale.

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