Garth Brooks Ticket Scalping to Benefit Flood Relief
Garth Brooks ticket scalpers will inadvertently be helping charity with the tickets they sell to the series of flood relief concerts the superstar is holding in Nashville, thanks to ticket broker Stubhub. After nearly 2,700 of the flood relief tickets ended up on the ticket outlet, some going for as much as $875, the company decided to donate all proceeds they will make from the ticket commissions to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which also received the proceeds from the original ticket sales.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, Stubhub President Chris Tsakalakis announced the move to donate the profits "in keeping with the original intent of the concert," so that Tennessee families would benefit from any additional monies earned. More than 140,000 tickets were sold for the nine-concert run, which will be held at the Bridgestone Arena from December 16-22. Original face value of the concert tickets is $25, but commission profit from a ticket sold on Stubhub for $875 would be $131.25.
Never one to rest for long, Garth has been involved in several projects throughout the past year, including the Lifetime TV movie based on his 1991 hit 'Unanswered Prayers,' which he executive produced. Filmed in Virginia, the movie tells the story of a happily married dad, whose life changes when his high school sweetheart moves back to town. Eric Close and Samantha Mathis will star in the made-for-TV film that airs November 29. Garth will also make upcoming stops on NBC's 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' in the coming weeks to promote the film, according to WMDH.com.
Garth also continues his run at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theater with dates in early December, January and February. As we told you this month, Wynn Resort owner Steve Wynn is raising tickets prices for Garth's show by $100.