The Garth Brooks concert scheduled for tonight, Saturday (July 31), at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium has been postponed.
The at capacity event began at 7 pm with a special Grand Ole Opry show featuring Chris Young and Emmy Lou Harris. Moments after Harris took the stage, fans were asked to evacuate their seats as a storm approached the venue. Those who had not entered the venue yet were asked to remain in the cars throughout the storm.
Initially, it was a weather delay as a severe thunderstorm moved through the downtown area. According to forecasters, winds were near 60 mph and lightening was also prevalent in the area.
Thousands of fans were forced to gather in the interior concourses of the venue and were nor allowed to leave the building, per sources inside.
Finally, around 9:15 pm, officials made the call to postpone the event.
“The Garth Brooks concert at Nissan Stadium has been postponed due to existing and forecasted weather,” reads a Tweet from Nissan Stadium. “We are working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule for tomorrow night.”
Fans were then asked the leave the building and poured into the streets around Nissan Stadium. Thousands made their way to the bridge to cross the Cumberland River as another round of storms entered the area.
As of 10 pm on July 31, there has yet to be an announcement regarding the rescheduled show.
View this post on Instagram
The show will NOT take place on Sunday, August 1.
A statement from Nissan Stadium released overnight reads: After collaborating with our vendors and local officials, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium. Unfortunately we were unable to secure adequate safety personnel and provide our standard of fan experience in order to move forward with the concert on Sunday evening. We look forward to sharing the rescheduled date in the near future. Tickets and parking will be honored for the rescheduled date. More information on ticket options will be provided in the very near future.