The Garth Brooks concert scheduled for tonight, Saturday (June 31), at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium has been postponed.
The at capacity event began at 7 pm with a special Grand Ole Opry show featuring Chris Young and Emmy Lou Harris. Moments after Harris took the stage, fans were asked to evacuate their seats as a storm approached the venue. Those who had not entered the venue yet were asked to remain in the cars throughout the storm.
Initially, it was a weather delay as a severe thunderstorm moved through the downtown area. According to forecasters, winds were near 60 mph and lightening was also prevalent in the area.
— Ashley Gann (@gannweather) August 1, 2021
Thousands of fans were forced to gather in the interior concourses of the venue and were nor allowed to leave the building, per sources inside.
Finally, around 9:15 pm, officials made the call to postpone the event.
“The Garth Brooks concert at Nissan Stadium has been postponed due to existing and forecasted weather,” reads a Tweet from Nissan Stadium.
The stadium also noted that they are “working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule for tomorrow night.”
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
Fans were then asked the leave the building and poured into the streets around Nissan Stadium. Thousands made their way to the bridge to cross the Cumberland River as another round of storms entered the area.
As of 10 pm on July 31, there has yet to be an announcement regarding the rescheduled show.
Stay tuned for the rescheduled show date.