Garth Brooks To Host Drive-In Concert Event at 300 Theaters Across North America

Garth Brooks may not be able to tour around the country playing various stadiums this summer as he originally planned,…


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June 11, 2020


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Garth Brooks may not be able to tour around the country playing various stadiums this summer as he originally planned, but the superstar has found a way to bring his live show to fans.

Announced Thursday morning on Good Morning America, Brooks will host a concert event at 300 drive-in theaters around North America on June 27.

Dubbed by Brooks’ team as a “once in a lifetime experience,” the concert will be created specifically for this one-night event. It will be the largest one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

“I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” Brooks shared in a statement. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”

“Families need safe entertainment options that they can enjoy together this summer,” said Encore Live Founder and CEO Walter Kinzie. “We’re excited to partner with Garth, who’s already done so much to help the entertainment industry during these tough times, to provide a truly unique and incredible concert that will do a whole lot of good for local businesses and communities.”

Tickets for the concert event will go on sale Friday, June 19 at 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT/ 10:00 AM MT / 9:00 AM PT. Tickets will be available at Fans can also visit Brooks’ Ticketmaster page for a list of drive in theaters available in their area. Each ticket is $100 and will admit one passenger car or truck.

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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.