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Garth Brooks to Free Show for Austin Residents on Saturday

Garth Brooks to Free Show for Austin Residents on Saturday

How could the CMA Entertainer of the Year take the night off in a music city such as Austin?

Set against Lady Bird Lake downtown, the SXSW Outdoor Stage series is the largest music event of SXSW.

He teased about a potential concert in an Instagram video Thursday night that's generated tens of thousands of views. The announcement was made during a Friday morning press conference at South By Southwest (SXSW), the annual music and film festival.

"I've said this a million times: You could make a great living on music just staying in the state of Texas".

He then confirmed the news during a news conference at SXSW on Friday.


During a keynote speech on Friday (March 17), Garth mentioned that he might do a surprise show this evening as well.

Brooks will be arguably the biggest name to ever play at Auditorium Shores.

These passes will be available to residents of Austin and the surrounding areas only; residency is determined by your credit card billing address' ZIP code. Sunny Sweeney will perform at 6:45 pm with Brooks taking the stage at 8 pm. Attendees must have a confirmed ticket, SXSW badge, SXSW music wristband, or a SXSW artist wristband to see the show. Check here for more information about tickets.

Strolling on the stage promptly at 11 p.m. wearing a Lone Star Beer T-Shirt with a flannel and a Garth Brooks hat, the country superstar immediately launched into "Friends in Low Places".


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