Garth Brooks is giving fans something extra to be thankful for this year. He will perform two concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 19 and 20, with each show starting at 7 p.m. CT The legendary entertainer posted the news on Instagram on Tuesday (Oct. 19), announcing the gigs, branded as “Just Garth, the Ryman and You: An Intimate Evening with Garth Brooks at the Ryman Auditorium.”
Tickets for the shows are $250 and go on sale Friday (Oct. 22) at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. According to Ticketmaster’s site, the Ryman shows will require fans to show a photo ID, as well as proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination (at least 14 days from the final vaccination shot), or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event as a requirement for entry.
On Monday (Oct. 18) during his weekly Inside Studio G series, Brooks hinted at the possibility of a few Nashville shows, telling fans he would love to do a residency in Las Vegas and in Nashville.
“What would be fun would be to somehow do a residency in Vegas and in Nashville, because they got great places to play here. Now, I’m not going to drop the ball as tomorrow’s a pretty big announcement,” Brooks teased. Later in the episode, he offered even more details, saying, “It would be crazy if it were for Thanksgiving of this year…I mean, can you imagine? Whew, that would be just so quick,” before adding, “I fear I said too much.”
Brooks previously held a residency at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas from 2009-2014, during which he performed nearly 200 acoustic shows.
The news of the upcoming Ryman concert follows Brooks’ recent cancellation of several stadium shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past year, Brooks has continued accumulating some of the highest honors an artist can receive. In May, Brooks was one of five creative entertainers to receive the The Kennedy Center Honor. In March 2020, he was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.