Garth Brooks opens Bass Pro’s new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena near Branson, Mo.


RIDGEDALE, Mo. (KY3) – Garth Brooks will open the newly expanded Thunder Ridge Nature Arena at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge in the Missouri Ozarks. The concert takes place on October 1 at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m. There will be a limit of eight tickets per purchase. You can buy tickets at or through the Ticketmaster app on your mobile phone. Tickets will cost $98.95, all inclusive.

“We are very honored to have Garth come to help open this great new venue, which we hope will go down as one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring natural arenas in the world,” said Johnny Morris, defender of environment and founder of Bass Pro Shops. and Big Cedar Lodge. “It will be a place where visitors of all ages can come and discover some of the best artists of our generation, in a truly impressive environment, surrounded by nature.”

The newly expanded Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is a natural amphitheater overlooking Table Rock Lake and the Boston Mountains of Arkansas, allowing guests to experience the beauty and grandeur of the great outdoors. The Thunder Ridge land has been set aside in a non-profit foundation, so all proceeds from events held at the Nature Arena will be used to further improve Thunder Ridge and support conservation. The vision for the future is to host other outdoor events by similar world-class artists.

About Garth Brooks Last May, Garth Brooks was one of five artists to receive one of the most prestigious honors an artist can receive, the Kennedy Center Honor. Garth is the first-ever seven-time recipient of the CMA Artist of the Year honor. Brooks is the first and only artist in history to receive nine Diamond Awards for the nine albums now certified Diamond with over 10 million album sales each. He remains the best-selling solo artist in US history, certified by the RIAA with 157 million albums sold. Last year, he was named Country Touring Artist of the Decade at the 2021 Pollstar Awards. In March 2020, Garth received the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Popular Song. The event was broadcast on PBS. He has received all the accolades the recording industry can bestow on an artist.

In November 2020, after receiving the Billboard Music Icon Award, Garth released two new albums, his 12th studio album, “FUN” and the live album “Triple Live Deluxe”. After the success of “Garth & Trisha Live!” during prime time on CBS in April 2020, CBS also aired “Garth & Trisha Live!” A holiday concert” in December. Both specials featured Garth and Trisha taking song requests via Facebook, live from their studio, Allentown, in Nashville. In November 2019, A&E aired “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” for two consecutive nights. Part of their prestigious “Biography” franchise, the documentary offered an intimate look into Garth’s life as a musician and father throughout his career.

In January 2020, Billboard announced that Garth Brooks was the first artist to appear on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and now 20s. Garth debuted “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” in 1989. Now with “Dive Bar”, a duet he sang with Blake Shelton, he appeared on the list in 2020. The single inspired a DIVE BAR tour to dive bars in the capitals of country music across the country that will continue their streak of shutdowns through 2022. Last year, Garth went vinyl with his meticulously curated vinyl package, LEGACY. This career-defining collection includes No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and Triple Live, plus CDs with bonus tracks for seven vinyl albums and seven CDs in each edition. In March 2019, Garth launched The Stadium Tour, which has broken stadium attendance records at every leg of the tour so far. Pollstar announced late last year that Garth Brooks’ stadium tour was the best-selling country music tour of 2019. In 2017, Garth completed Garth Brooks’ three-and-a-half-year world tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest US 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.

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