GRANBURY --- Garth Brooks is coming to the area this Saturday.
That’s not exactly true — but fans of the beloved country superstar will be able to see him perform on the big screen in Granbury at the Brazos Drive-in Theatre on June 27 — or June 28.
The show — The Garth Brooks Drive-In Concert Experience, produced by Encore Live — is set to be screened starting at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday (gates open at 7 p.m.), but that one is sold out according to the drive-in’s longtime owner, Jennifer Miller of Granbury. Fortunately for fans, there will be another showing after midnight, starting at 12:45 a.m., June 28 (gates open at midnight).
The cost is $100 per vehicle, with a maximum of six people per vehicle. As of mid-week, Miller said, there were still tickets available for the 12:45 a.m. show.
Approximately 300 drive-ins across the nation will be airing the event, which is being billed as a one-of-a-kind concert. Brooks will be creating the concert in Nashville, according to Seatgeek.com.
Brooks is the best-selling music artist in the U.S. since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in January 1991, according to an online source.
"It’s going to be interesting," Miller said, adding that there are about 20 more concerts being planned by other artists in the coming months as the entertainment industry tries to adjust to the conditions in the current world of COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
Advance ticket sales are being handled through Ticketmaster only. As long as tickets to the second show are available, they can be purchased at the gate.
However, those who will be attending from out of town are advised that it will be smarter to go to the Ticketmaster website online (ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks) to purchase the tickets in advance to avoid potential disappointment if the second show also sells out. The cost will be the same either way, online or at the gate, Miller said.
She said that the Brazos in Granbury is one of only "13 or 14" such drive-in theaters still active, and one of about 450 in the United States. It was built in 1952, and features spaces for 250 vehicles.
Parking spaces for the Garth Brooks event are not reserved, so the preferred spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, Miller said.
The Brazos Drive-In is at 1800 Pearl St. in Granbury, near Granbury High School.