When Garth Brooks announces concert dates, it’s usually done in sets. The country superstar likes to double, triple or even quadruple down on a single venue, like he did when he played Fresno’s Save Mart Center last September.
So, the announcement that Brooks is doing a one-night-only performance at the California Mid-State Fair is a shocker. Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood perform July 27 as part of the fair’s annual concert series. Tickets are $79.98 and available at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster (the website and on mobile devices). There will be no tickets sold at venue box office or through Ticketmaster outlets. There is a six-ticket maximum for the tickets, which will be sold as best available.
The concert is a big get for the fair, which already had a stacked lineup without the addition of Brooks. It includes EDM duo The Chainsmokers, Lionel Richie, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows and more.
For Brooks, the concert comes in the middle of a two-weekend run at the Forum and is one of the last California dates on his tour. For fans, the concerts may be worth seeing just for the logistics, which are sure to be different from his normal arena shows.
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Ticket will no doubt go quickly, so plan accordingly. Ticketmaster suggests creating an account ahead of time, signing in early and checking back even if the show appears sold out. Additional tickets are often released prior to the event.