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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert at Lancaster Event Center is sellout
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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert at Lancaster Event Center is sellout

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Garth Brooks Concert, 10.20.2017

Garth Brooks performs Oct. 17, 2017, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

The Garth Brooks “World’s Largest Drive-in Concert” show at Lancaster Event Center is sold out.

Some of the 300 locations where the Brooks concert is playing have a second screening of the concert set for later Saturday night. But because the event center’s concert won’t begin until dusk — about 9:15 p.m. — a second show would have had to start around midnight, which was too late, said general manager Amy Dickerson.

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Brooks and the event center sold 800 tickets at $100 per car for Saturday’s concert, which will be shown on two large screens. A concert sound system will provide the sound for those seated outside their cars and in a “lawn chair group seating” section that will be marked off on the parking lot.

The show will also be broadcast by closed-circuit FM radio for those who choose to sit in their vehicles.

Unlike most locations, the event center will be holding a pre-party before the concert screening. It will feature Omaha country band Silas Creek with food trucks on the grounds and beverage sales. The pre-party begins at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 o'clock.

The concert is the first major event for the event center since the coronavirus pandemic shut down venues in March.

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L. Kent Wolgamott, the recipient of the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award, has written about arts and entertainment for Lincoln newspapers since 1985, reviewing thousands of movies and concerts and hundreds of art exhibitions.

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