Garth Brooks’ crews had been working for over a week to set up his stage for Saturday night’s (7/31) Nissan stadium concert, but not long after the opening acts started playing, a storm started and the packed stadium had to be cleared.
The sold-out event began at 7 pm with a special Grand Ole Opry show featuring Chris Young, Emmylou Harris, and Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood. Moments after Harris and Yearwood took the stage together fans were asked to evacuate their seats as a severe storm approached the venue. Those who had not entered the venue yet were asked to remain in their cars throughout the storm.
Initially, it was a weather delay as a thunderstorm moved through the downtown Nashville area. According to forecasters, winds were near 60 mph, and lightning was also prevalent in the area.
Then, they had to shut down as thousands of fans were forced to “shelter in place” by gathering in the interior concourses of the venue and were not allowed to leave the building.
Finally, around 9:15 pm, officials made the call to postpone the event, noting that they were trying to reschedule for the following evening (Sunday, 8/1), however, that was not possible.
The Garth Brooks concert at Nissan Stadium has been postponed due to existing and forecasted weather. We are working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule for tomorrow night.— Nissan Stadium (@NissanStadium) August 1, 2021
Hours later, Nissan Stadium Tweeted saying the concert will be postponed till a later date.
Tickets and parking will be honored for the rescheduled date. More information on ticket options will be provided in the very near future.— Nissan Stadium (@NissanStadium) August 1, 2021
Garth himself has yet to comment on the postponed show on his socials except to retweet what the stadium Tweeted.