Garth Brooks Drive-In Show Sells 50k Tickets In 2 Hours
Well that was fast! We really aren't that surprised that the Garth Brooks concert at US-23 Drive-In were selling incredibly fast.
Promoters said tickets for 50,000 cars nationwide were sold in two hours, accounting for an estimated 250,000 people making it a sell out for the day. Ticketmaster said 120,000 people were still waiting, which could mean another 500,000 fans with tickets going back on sale at noon on Saturday, June 20. Some locations have in fact completely sold out already..
We announced the show just a few weeks ago and hype has been building since. With concerts pretty much a no-go this summer, and probably the year, music fan were eager to get a taste of heading to a big show.
Brooks will be performing a one night only event at 300 drive-in theaters across North America and includes 8 right here in Michigan. The special event will take place on June 27th with one show here at US-23 Drive-In.
Tickets went on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster. The price tag was $100 per car or truck. That's really not too bad considering.
Brooks had commented he was excited about the unique show. “I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” said Brooks. “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.” The concept is being exclusively created just for the event on June 27th.
If you were lucky enough to score a ticket keep in mind that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions there will be some changes in place at US-23 Drive-In. The concession stand will be open for carryout only. Two walk up windows with glass shields will be taking orders. Lines will be spread out in 6ft spaces. Also, leave extra time for bathroom breaks because there may be a wait. Restrooms will have every other stall open. A mask will be required to enter restrooms. They will have attendants to monitor everything and they will sanitize throughout the night. Lines will be spread out in 6ft spaces. You are now allowed to set up lawn chairs outside of your vehicle. Sitting in your tailgate or in your pick up bed is also allowed.
Keep in mind the drive-in is operating at half capacity as well. Normally two cars are parked between two poles. We will be operating at half capacity, so only one car between two poles.
Facebook already has people searching for tickets and looking to sell, so if you miss out keep you eyes open, there still may be hope.