Memorial Stadium will be rocking in August. Garth Brooks is set to bring The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour to Lincoln on Saturday, Aug. 14
Through these gates pass the greatest live performer in country music. pic.twitter.com/punnR39oyF
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) May 12, 2021
Brooks’ performance will be the first concert at Memorial Stadium in 12 years, with the last dating back to a Larry the Cable Guy show on July 4, 2009. The last musical performance at the stadium was Farm Aid III in 1987.
“This is an exciting day for Nebraska and the City of Lincoln,” Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement. “We have looked long and hard for the past year at several options to boost the local and state economy. The opportunity to partner with Garth Brooks for a show at Memorial Stadium was a no-brainer. This concert will have Lincoln buzzing, provide a great kickoff to the fall and benefit the University, City of Lincoln and State of Nebraska.”
The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, which began in March of 2019, has broken attendance records at every stop on the tour. Nebraska expects to see a major economic impact on Lincoln and the surrounding area.
“Nebraska Athletics is proud to bring an event of this magnitude to Memorial Stadium,” Nebraska senior deputy athletic director Garrett Klassy said in a statement. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch one of the most iconic entertainers of our lifetime perform in one of the most storied venues in the United States. There is no doubt that the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Memorial Stadium will be a highly coveted ticket and be a memorable night in Lincoln.”
Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster’s website, by calling 1-877-654-2784 or through the Ticketmaster App on your phone.
Nebraska, alongside the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, will follow all local COVID protocols.
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) May 12, 2021
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