Garth Brooks announces exclusive one-night-only drive-in concert, fans thank him for bringing the music to them
The drive-in show will be simultaneously telecast at over 300 outdoor drive-in theater venues across the United States and Canada on June 27
When the country music superstar Garth Brooks is not busy breaking the internet thanks to his stay-at-home concert live streams with Trisha Yearwood, he's still busy figuring out ways to stay engaged with his fans during this coronavirus lockdown. So what's next in store from the multiple Grammy and American Music Award winner? A groundbreaking outdoor drive-in concert experience, specially tailored for fans during this new era of social distancing.
Brooks recently announced that he would be simultaneously broadcasting an exclusive June 27 concert event from Nashville to over 300 outdoor drive-in theaters in the United States and Canada that same day. The show, which is being produced by Encore Live, will adhere to health and safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the local health mandates for each state that the concert will be viewed in. The safety procedures that have been implemented for staff and fans have been established by leading health professionals in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
As for the show itself, general admission tickets for the one-night-only concert can be purchased starting from Friday, June 19 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT via Ticketmaster. Each $100 ticket will admit one vehicle only, i.e. a passenger car or a truck. A list of local drive-in theaters that are hosting the event will also be made available at the time of ticket purchase. The Garth Brooks concert will begin at dusk, and will not be rescheduled, rain or shine, so make sure you grab your tickets early, because Brooks himself revealed that they were limited in number during his appearance on ABC's 'Good Morning America'.
"I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” the 58-year-old Brooks admitted in a press release. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in."
One excited fan noted, "Garth Brooks is about to single-handedly save the drive-in theater industry." Another fan said, "This is going to be fun! I can hear the people in the cars singing along to every word. I would like to request #ShesTiredofBoys and #WeShallBeFree for housekeeping. Thank you for bringing the music to us!"
It's worth noting that this could be a pretty lucrative endeavor for Brooks as well. As one follower calculated, "If he does 300 cars a site at $100 a pop at 300 theaters across U.S. and Canada, he stands to gross $9M. Not a bad payday..." Yup, Garth Brooks is a marketing genius, folks.
A diehard fan declared, "Thank you, Garth! America needs to reunite and music tends to bring out the happy in people!" Another longtime listener said, "Thank God for Garth Brooks! Finally something to look forward to this summer!"