The time has come!
Garth Brooks will kick off his six-day stint in Sacramento tonight.READ MORE: UC Davis Mascot Change Vote Gets Endorsement From Congressman: 'It Must Moove On From The Old'
The country singer will play Sleep Train Arena this weekend and into next week. This will be his only stop in California. After tonight’s show, Brooks will perform two concerts Saturday, followed by one on Sunday. He’ll take Monday off, then perform on Tuesday and on April 1.
At a press conference on Friday, Mayor Kevin Johnson awarded Brooks a key to the city.
Brooks retired in 2009, but began a comeback tour last September to promote the release of “Man Against Machine”, his first album of new material since 2001.
The last time Brooks preformed in Sacramento was in 1997.
Also at the press conference, Brooks said the shows, which will vary by performance, will be recorded and possibly used in a live recording.
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Because of Brooks’ popularity, parking for the shows could be a challenge for concertgoers and for event staff — especially between Saturday’s back-to-back shows. As a result, concert organizers issued this statement explaining when to arrive:
• Friday, March 27 – 7:00 p.m. Fans are strongly encouraged to be at Sleep Train Arena early and to plan ahead for venue entry. Parking will open at 4:30 p.m. and arena access will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday, March 28 – 7:00 p.m. Garth will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. There is no opening act. Fans are strongly encouraged to be at Sleep Train Arena early and to plan ahead for venue entry. Parking will open at 4:30 p.m. and arena access will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday, March 28 – 10:30 p.m. show – Doors are expected to open at 10:00 p.m. for the 10:30 p.m. show*. There is no opening act. Parking will open at 9:00 p.m. Please do not arrive prior to 9pm as the parking gates will not be open.
*Due to the nature of a doubleheader, venue entry may be later than time listed above.
• Sunday, March 29; Tuesday, March 31; Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30 p.m. Fans are strongly encouraged to be at Sleep Train Arena early and to plan ahead for venue entry. Parking will open at 5:00 p.m. and arena access will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.MORE NEWS: Large Police Presence In Stockton Neighborhood Leads To Blocked Street
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