Garth Brooks To Headline Free SXSW Concert At Lady Bird Lake

Pierre Vaugeois
Mars 19, 2017

The Garth Brooks World Tour stop in Champaign was announced on Wednesday, March 1.

Tickets for the show were available at noon Friday but sold out within minutes.

Presented by Amazon Music, the venue will feature the Austin skyline as backdrop with staging at the Auditorium Shores fronting Lady Bird Lake, 800 W. Riverside.

After hinting earlier in the day that he might pop up somewhere in Austin, Texas, that night, Garth Brooks played an unannounced, intimate concert during SXSW 2017 on Friday night (March 17), at the Broken Spoke.

Other artists on the bill include Texas country singer, Sunny Sweeney, psych-soul artist, Nicole Adkins, singer, Holly Macve, American songwriter, Shannon McNally, Texas outlaw country act Cale Tyson, and Canadian country singer Colter Wall. Austin residents from select zip codes are eligible for free tickets to the event through Ticketmaster.

SXSW registrants and Music Festival wristband holders can also attend, with a special allocation of space made available via Primary and Secondary access.

At SXSW on Friday, the country star - who's getting ready for a four show run at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, beginning Friday night - was a music conference keynote speaker at the Austin Convention Center. In the last few weeks, Brooks' team launched a social media campaign around his 1992 hit single "We Shall Be Free", and released a never-before-seen music video. Check here for more information about tickets.

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