Country superstar Garth Brooks will livestream a concert that wil be shown on June 27 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.
By Bob Bong
Country superstar Garth Brooks will livestream a concert event at 300 drive-in theaters across North America, including the new Chicago Drive-In Theaters at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, on Saturday, June 27.
The concert is being created in Nashville exclusively for this event, and will be the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States 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 said. “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, whose company is producing the concert. “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 will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19 at Ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks .
SeatGeek Stadium is the only Chicago-area drive-in that will show the concert. The drive-in just opened last week.
Tickets are general admission and of limited availability. They will cost $100, all-inclusive. Each ticket will admit one passenger car/truck. The event will take place rain or shine and will begin at dusk.
In the absence of traditional live events, the company reached exclusive agreements with drive-in theater owners across North America to safely bring fans this first-of-its-kind concert.
The show will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. Encore Live has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans. These will include maintaining at least six feet of space between vehicles, the use of personal protective equipment by staff, leveraging contactless payment and ticketing systems, and limiting capacity in restrooms.
Brooks is a seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. He is also the first and only artist in history to receive eight Diamond Awards for the now eight albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each.
In March, Garth received the esteemed Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In January, Billboard announced that Garth Brooks was the first artist to appear on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the ’80s,’90s, '00s, ’10s and now ’20s.