Garth Brooks Enforcing No-Cell Phone Policy For Las Vegas Residency, Those Caught Will Be Removed

Brooks Plus ONE residency will be a “phone-free experience.” 


Lauren Jo Black

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May 9, 2023

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Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Garth Brooks will launch his new Las Vegas residency on May 18, and there will be a strict no-cell phone policy enforced.

According to an update from Ticketmaster, the Garth Brooks/ Plus ONE residency is a “phone-free experience.” 

Upon entering the show, attendees will be forced to put their phones in a locked Yondr pouch for the duration of the event. If a situation should arise where a guest needs to use their phone, they must visit a specified phone-use area where their phones will be unlocked for use and then re-locked before they can return to the performance. When the show is over, the case will be unlocked as guests exit.  

No Cell Phone Policy

The Ticketmaster website states: “Anyone caught using a cellphone during the performance will be removed from the venue.”

“In our hyperconnected world, we provide a haven to engage with what you’re doing and who you’re doing it with. In physical space and real time,” the Yondr website reads. 

Yondr has been used by The Lumineers, Childish Gambino, Dave Chappelle, Jack White, Chris Rock, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Adele, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, and more. 

Photos Will Be Provided

Those hoping to have photos from the Garth Brooks performance will be provided with “a special free gift” of professional photos via a QR code that will be given to concertgoers upon entry.  

Ticketmaster Website
Ticketmaster Website

The “Important Event Info” on the Ticketmaster website states that guests are permitted to stand during Brooks’ performance. The age recommendation for the show is for ages 6 and up. 

Brooks’ show will take place at the 4,100-seat The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. 

“My whole life I have heard the saying, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day.’ Well, thanks to God and the people, ours was. Truly grateful and unapologetically excited,” Brooks said.

Kicks Off In May

Garth Brooks/Plus ONE kicks off on May 18 and continues through June, July, November and December of 2023.

“Vegas is the place where anything goes, and The Colosseum at Caesars is the heart of Vegas,” said Garth Brooks. “The perfect combination to present a show that will not only push the envelope, it’s gonna shred it.”

Brooks promises his Las Vegas residency will give fans the opportunity to see him in an intimate setting on The Colosseum stage, where he promises to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime performance each and every night.

Each show will be unique, and no two shows will be the same, with varying band members and an occasional special guest. Whether it be one fiddle player, percussion and background vocals, or the whole band, each song, as well as every performance, will be a special and a shared experience night after night for Garth and his audience.

Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Garth Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

An Intimate Setting

“Having Garth Brooks, one of the greatest of all time, bring his tremendous talent and an entirely new show to The Colosseum only adds to the remarkable legacy of Caesars Palace,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars Entertainment. “We are confident that Garth Brooks/Plus ONE will be an unforgettable live entertainment experience for our guests, and we are honored that he’s chosen to join the Caesars Entertainment family.”

The country icon is no stranger to Las Vegas. He has quite a history in the Entertainment Capital Of The World. From 2009 to 2014, Brooks headlined an acoustic show at Encore Theater at The Wynn. He later returned to Sin City for four shows at the T-Mobile Arena in June/July of 2016.

Garth Brooks; Credit Blue Rose, Inc
Garth Brooks; Credit Blue Rose, Inc

In August of 2020, Brooks made history at Allegiant Stadium. He became the first country artist to ever headline the massive stadium, which is home to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Brooks returned to Vegas with “One Man Show,” an intimate performance at Dolby Live in February of 2022.

To commemorate his upcoming Las Vegas residency, Brooks released Garth Brooks LIVE LIVE. This is a box set consisting of a custom book and five discs filled with over 50 of his most beloved live recordings. It also includes newly released recordings.

The set includes the FINAL release of his celebrated Double Live Album.

Photo Courtesy Garth Brooks
Photo Courtesy Garth Brooks

See Garth Brooks/Plus ONE dates below.

May 2023: 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

June 2023: 1, 3, 4

July 2023: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23

November 2023: 29

December 2023: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16

Additional information on Garth Brooks’ Las Vegas residency can be found at

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.