Garth Brooks Releases Ticket Info for Nashville Benefit Concert
Promoters have released information on how to purchase tickets to Garth Brooks' flood relief concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday, December 17.
The tickets go on sale Saturday, November 6 at 10:00 AM CT. A random number of wristbands will be given out at all Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky Ticketmaster outlets and the Bridgestone Arena beginning at 10:00 AM CT on Thursday, November 4 through Friday, November 5 at 7:00 PM CT, or while supplies last. The wristband does not guarantee a ticket, only a place in line. Wristband holders must return to the same location they received their wristband by or before 8:45 AM on Saturday. For all outlets, it will be cash only, and there is an eight-ticket limit. Organizers say fans must be at least 12 years old and able to be in line unaccompanied. Fans who aren't able to get a wristband can still charge online at the Ticketmaster website or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Garth's first concert appearance in Nashville in over a decade is also the only arena show he'll do all year. As previously reported, ticket prices will be $25 each (plus handling) for the show, which will benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in support of those affected by the disastrous flooding this past May.
As with all of his previous outings, Garth wants to keep the ticket price low, yet still try to raise as much money for the relief effort as possible. "As everyone can imagine, you're sitting here trying to raise money, and you're trying to raise a lot, but at the same time, look at the economic times we're in," Garth said during last Thursday's press conference. "So, you measure those two together, and we decided that everything that is a blessing is a curse, and every curse is a blessing. My curse is that I'm not very good at math, so that's going to be a blessing because I figure 25 bucks makes it easy; four people for 100 bucks a family [can] come in."
"Here's the great thing, though, that I love that I'm very, very proud of -- this is the only place you can do this," the entertainer added. "You can't do it in L.A. We did something for the wildfire victims out there, and there's no way we can make the announcement that [we've made here out there]. But here, it's Tennesseans helping Tennesseans. So, the fact that I am not good at math also helps us in the fact that the way to figure out how much money comes here is simply multiply the number of tickets sold by the ticket price, and that's the money we're going to get here. Everyone else has volunteered their services for free."
If the demand for tickets exceeds the one concert -- which will also feature his wife Trisha Yearwood and some possible surprise guests -- the superstar has hinted that he would be willing to add more to accommodate those requests.
Garth, who performed several shows in California to benefit the victims of the wildfires a few years ago, remains retired except for his five-year deal with the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas to do occasional performances.