Garth Brooks’ Nashville Shows Bring in $10 Million for City
Garth Brooks kicked off the holiday season with nine sold-out shows in Music City, to help raise money for Nashville's ongoing recovery efforts following the flood that damaged the city seven months ago. And help he did.
The superstar's week of shows brought an estimated $10 million of revenue into the city, thanks to 140,000 fans paying for parking, food and other purchases. In addition, his concerts, with proceeds from the $25 tickets going to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, raised more than $3 million for flood victims.
For the Oklahoma resident, his hard work, plus time away from his three daughters, was more than worth it. "The feeling is so good that money can't buy this," Garth tells The Boot. "And this is one of those things that the money's going to do a great thing, but the money isn't even up on the business part of it, because your promoters are not working a business deal, your building's not working a business deal or percentage deal. Every one just says, 'Well, we're just here to make sure everything's running smoothly, but none of us are making any money, so let's just go have fun.'"
Garth, who was joined on stage during the concerts by his wife, Trisha Yearwood, announced during his time in Tennessee that he plans on hitting the road again in a few years, with his spouse's blessing. "I want to do this tour one more time, and she has said yes," he stated. But his loyal fans will have to be patient for a little while. "The tour won't happen for a few years," he added.
Currently, the country icon can be found performing at Wynn's Encore Theater in Las Vegas. He plays 15 weeks per year as part of a five-year agreement, and recently saw his ticket prices jump from $125 to $225, thanks to a large demand for his shows. Find Garth's Vegas show dates here.