McKenzie Clark’s Front Row Experience: Luke Bryan Concert
17-year-old Mckenzie Clark is a lively, positive, straight A student who, as of May 2017, happens to be battling a critical health challenge called Giant Axonal Neuropathy–a genetic neurodegenerative disorder.
The Front Row team coordinated with McKenzie’s school to surprise her with her dream experience. Her principal called an emergency class meeting and read our Front Row letter to Mckenzie & her classmates, telling her that she’d be flying out of her small town to Rochester, New York to see Luke Bryan in the front row.
When her big day had arrived in October, Mckenzie & her mom flew in and stayed in a beautiful hotel & spa called the Del Monte where they were able to relax and be carefree. They also had some time to explore Rochester, and Mckenzie wore a T-shirt made by her aunt that read: “Lost in New York. Looking for Luke Bryan.”
The VIP coordinator had been working with Bex to set up a special surprise for Mckenzie before the concert started–a private, small-audience acoustic VIP concert with Luke Bryan.
When they arrived at the arena, they were taken to a small area that was decorated & themed like a fishing & hunting gear shack. Since Mckenzie tires easily, they let her enter first and sit directly in the front of the small stage, and when Luke Bryan came out, he was within arms-length of her. She was absolutely blown away and couldn’t believe what she was experiencing.
He sang three songs for the private audience and even signed Mckenzie’s phone case at the end. Then they headed back to the center arena to watch the main show.
After watching the opener, Luke Bryan came out and sang for nearly two hours, and Mckenzie was out-of-her-mind excited, especially having met him just moments prior. It was an incredible evening.