Garth Brooks Reschedules Stadium Shows In Charlotte and Cincinnati

Garth Brooks joins the growing list of artists who have been forced to postpone concerts due to growing concerns over…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 24, 2020

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Garth Brooks joins the growing list of artists who have been forced to postpone concerts due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

His upcoming concert at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, which was originally scheduled for May 2nd, will now take place on June 13th. For this show, Brooks sold a whopping 74,000 tickets in 90 minutes. It’s reportedly the largest paid crowd in the history of Bank of America Stadium.

Additionally, Brooks‘ upcoming show at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH, previously scheduled for May 16th, will now be held on June 27th. This will be Brooks’ first time playing Paul Brown Stadium. On the on-sale date, the iconic entertainer sold an impressive 65,000 tickets in less than one hour.

Brooks is disappointed to postpone the shows but knows it’s the right decision.

“Like so many people right now, I just want to get back to what I do. Knowing these shows are eventually going to happen makes me happy,” the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year shared.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the newly scheduled dates.

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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.