Garth Brooks Announces Sugar Bowl Concert In Louisiana
Garth Brooks is slated to headline the just-announced inaugural Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff, a music and entertainment event presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism to celebrate the start of the 2023 college football season, with a concert performance at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on September 2.
Garth said in a statement, “The start of college football gets everybody kind of fired up. It’s the fall. My favorite season, the best time of the year for me. It’s also a time when everybody’s got a perfect record, you know?! Everyone still has the dreams and the hopes that this is going to be their season. I love that!”
He added, “Any time you’re called to be the first to do something those are the kind of gigs you want ’cause those are the memories that will make your career. There’s only one ‘first’!”
Brooks has long enjoyed witnessing how music and the excitement of college sports go hand-in-hand. He said, “I know for me as an artist, tuning in to see an Alabama game and they sing ‘Friends in Low Places’ – that kills me. Of course, LSU – ‘Callin’ Baton Rouge.’ That kills me. I love hearing how music and college sports go together. I think they’re both forever young!”
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, July 31 (10:00 am CT). Lainey Wilson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will also perform at the event, which organizers plan to turn into an annual Labor Day weekend affair to welcome the start of the collegiate football season.
Wilson posted a video clip to Her Instagram about performing with Garth at the event and “coming home” to her home state. She captioned the clip, “Well hot dang y’all… I’m joining the one and only @garthbrooks in my home state of Louisiana at @caesarssuperdome on Sep. 2 for the Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff!”
Many fans were thrilled with the news, including one who wrote, “So excited for you. You so deserve this!!!!!!!” Another fan commented, “That will be one helluva show.”