Pretty much from the moment Garth Brooks opened his mouth to announce he was setting up residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas, every show on his calendar was sold out. However, here's an interesting and unexpected new option for fans to possibly snag a seat to see the legendary crooner live.
Brooks will be performing on August 1 in collaboration with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Sun Valley, Idaho. The show, a fundraising event for the symphony's free concert and education programs, will feature Brooks playing both solo and with the orchestra. Sounds pretty cool, eh?
The collaboration came about with the help of billionare hotelier Steve Wynn, who initially drew Brooks out of retirement last fall. Wynn's a Sun Valley resident and supporter of the Sun Valley Pavilion, where the concert will be held.
No doubt many of Brooks's fans will be eager to attend. But will they actually be able to obtain seats at what is likely going to be an extremely smoking-hot event?
The local press says it's possible. "Snagging tickets should be doable. But snagging good tickets won't be easy," notes Michael Deeds of the Idaho Statesman.
He explains further: "The gorgeous-looking Sun Valley Pavilion is set up as an intimate venue. There are 1,561 seats under a large canopy. The general-admission lawn area can hold an additional 3,000 people or more, but only 300 to 500 of those are able to see the stage. The rest just listen to the music and enjoy the mountain atmosphere."
However, Deeds expects that a show involving a star of Brooks's magnitude will likely include large video screens, so everyone can see the performance.
That said, I'd say it's worth a shot to keep this date on your radar, if you're a die-hard Garth fan and can make it out to Sun Valley in August. There will be no information on the show available until June, as organizers are currently working on ticketing logistics--but it sounds like it's going to be a unique experience, quite different from what the singer is serving up in Vegas.
So, set your calendar and check the Sun Valley Symphony site right here on June 1--good luck, I'm crossing my fingers for y'all to score tickets!
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