Garth Announces Free“Sound Check”Event for University of Florida Students

GARTH BROOKS ANNOUNCES FREE “SOUND CHECK”

EVENT FOR UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDENTS

FACULTY AND STAFF WILL HAVE THE CHANCE

TO PURCHASE SPECIALLY PRICED TICKETS 

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF MONIES RAISED

WILL BE GOING BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

FOR THE MACHEN FLORIDA OPPORTUNITY

SCHOLARS PROGRAM

THE SOUND CHECK IS FRIDAY APRIL 19th

April 4th, 2019 – Garth Brooks is giving University of Florida students a very special surprise. An exclusive “Sound Check” event will be taking place Friday, April 19th, before his Gainesville show which is on Saturday, April 20th. 

It will be FREE for University of Florida students! After the sound check, Garth will take questions from the students. Faculty and staff will also be able to buy specially priced tickets to this event and bring one guest for the same ticket price. 

One hundred percent of monies raised will be going back to the University of Florida for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program. It’s a scholarship and support program for low-income students who are first in their family to attend college. Learn more about the program by clicking this link 

There will not be any ticket pick up for the event, faculty/staff will be sent an e-mail where they can purchase sound check tickets on line and then print their tickets.

Students will get their tickets through this link: https://www.uaa.ufl.edu/studentreg

Parking for this event will be available in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center lot and all surrounding lots will be available with parking restrictions lifted after 3:30 p.m.

About Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks just launched The Stadium Tour and has already set massive records in the first five stadiums they announced. Garth has also now gone vinyl with a new package titled, LEGACY. During the first pre-sale, Garth smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, that's 420,000 vinyl records. Forbes noted, “To put this in context, The Beatles were the number-one vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales over 12 months.” The second 24 hours pre-sale window saw people secure an additional 300,000 vinyl albums. Additionally, Garth just received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. 

In October of last year, Garth Brooks sold out the first ever concert at Notre Dame Football Stadium. The concert, "GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME!" was filmed for television and aired December 2nd on CBS. Nearly 10 million watched. On November 20th, 2018 Garth released The Anthology Part III, LIVE. It's a detailed look at the electrifying concerts of Garth Brooks. Garth Brooks debuted new music, "Stronger Than Me," at the CMA Awards. It was a surprise serenade to wife, Trisha Yearwood, that left everyone in tears. 

Garth Brooks has been awarded CMA Entertainer of the Year six times, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 148 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame. Last year, Garth finished the three and a half year long, Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. Forbes said of the tour, "Garth Brooks' World Tour Solidifies His Status As The Best Arena Act Alive." The tour smashed records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. The tour played 79 cities, 390 concerts with over 100,000 tickets sold in over 20 cities. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world.

Garth also has Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth's Facebook page at 7:00 PM EST.

You can follow him at:

https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks

https://twitter.com/garthbrooks

http://instagram.com/garthbrooks

For more information please visitwww.garthbrooks.com

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