Country icon Garth Brooks announced his plan to host a one night only concert at nearly 300 drive-in theaters across the country on Good Morning America on Thursday. The concert will take place on June 27 and tickets will go on sale on June 19, they will cost $100 per vehicle.

He said on the show, “This one guy came to me and said, ‘Hey, look, we can put 300 drive-in theaters together if you will create a concert solely for the drive-ins. We can have families jump in the car, get them out on Saturday night.’”


Brooks continued, “They’re going to run it just like a regular concert, but this is going to be all over North America, one night only. We are excited because this is a reason to get out of the house, but at the same time you get to follow all the COVID rules from every individual state and you get to have fun and stay within the guidelines of social distancing … we’re calling it ‘social distancing partying.'”

Encore Live, the production company that is handling Brook’s concert, called to health experts as they created the guidelines for what the drive-in event will look like. Some of these guidelines include requiring employees to wear masks and gloves, limited capacity in bathrooms, maintaining 6 feet in between vehicles and the use of a contactless ticket and payment system.

The Encore Live founder and chief executive officer Walter Kenzie said in a statement, “Families need safe entertainment options that they can enjoy together this summer. 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.”

Brooks ended with an update on his new album titled Fun. With the coronavirus pandemic, its release date has been unknown.

Brooks explained, “The thing is while everybody is under the restrictions and, you know, the quarantine kind of thing, I just didn’t want to be a guy out promoting stuff for me while other people are truthfully suffering. When things start to kick back up and everybody can smile again and be joyous again – I think that’s what I love about the drive-in series, just come laugh, forget everything for two hours, throw everybody in the truck and go — I think that’s when we’ll release music.”

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