Country music star Kenny Chesney will return to the Bryce Jordan Center on March 25, 2023.

Country music star Kenny Chesney will return to the Bryce Jordan Center on March 25, 2023.


A four time Country Music Association entertainer of the year winner will kick off his next tour at State College’s own Bryce Jordan Center.

Kenny Chesney will bring his “I Go Back” tour to the Bryce Jordan Center March 25, 2023, with fellow country artist Kelsea Ballerini, the BJC announced in a press release Monday.

Chesney has recorded more than 20 albums, has numerous top 10 singles and has won many awards, including CMA’s entertainer of the year. He’s known for hits such as “The Good Stuff,” “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” and “Don’t Blink.”

During Chesney’s “Here and Now” tour, he performed in front of more than 1.3 million people across 21 NFL stadiums in 2022, the release states. When he finished the tour, he wanted to “dial in on those cities that were a major part of establishing what has become the soundtrack of coming of age in the 21st Century,” according to the release. He named the tour “I Go Back,” and will take his music to fans beyond the stadium markets. His website has 21 dates scheduled for the tour.

Ballerini, a three-time Grammy nominee, launched her singular career with three consecutive number one hits, according to the release, and a Best New Artist Grammy nomination. She’s known for songs like “Hole in the Bottle,” “Miss Me More,” “Peter Pan,” “Heartfirst,” and “Half of my Hometown,” which features Chesney. The song won the 2021 Country Music Association Vocal Event and Video of the Year Award and was nominated for the 2022 CMA Single of the Year.

“I Go Back 2023 is going to be so awesome,” Chesney said in the release. “To be able to take this music to where it comes from? To have Kelsea Ballerini out there with me, maybe even singing ‘half of my hometown’? It’s going to be a tour unlike any other — and I can’t wait.”

Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2. More information is available online at

This story was originally published November 21, 2022 10:59 AM.

Halie Kines reports on local government for the Centre Daily Times. She grew up in Penns Valley and graduated from Penn State.