We now know when Garth Brooks‘ Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk will open. The Country Music Hall of Fame member reveals that his downtown Nashville bar, located at 411 Broadway, will welcome guests for the first time on Friday, November 24, also known as Black Friday.
In true Brooks fashion, the grand opening will include a Dive Bar concert, with access to the concert given only by winning tickets on The BIG 615 radio station on TuneIn.
“How do you open a Friends in Low Places bar???” Brooks says. “With a Garth concert! This is going to be off the chain. Black Friday, brand new bar, in the home of Country Music…Hollywood couldn’t write a better script. I can NOT wait!”
On his weekly Inside Studio G Facebook series, Brooks also reveals that the concert would be the first time anyone was able to see inside the bar and music venue.
“I think the coolest thing about this, as opposed to other Dive Bar shows that we’ve played, is this is the first time anybody’s gonna see inside Friends in Low Places.”
Much like his Garth Brooks/Plus ONE Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, phones will be banned, along with other rules in place.
“They’re gonna bag your phone, they’re gonna make sure you’re registered,” he says. “You can’t transfer it — all this stuff.”
Brooks is still unsure exactly how fans will be able to obtain tickets, but adds that the contest won’t start until October 16.
“You’re gonna see inside Friends in Low Places. It’s pretty cool. I think it’s just the first two floors, because it’s still under construction. We might have hard hats,” he says with a laugh. “It should be pretty fun. It should be pretty cool. I can tell you what, I can’t wait for it, because I have seen the drawings of the stage and backstage. No honky-tonk has a backstage. This is so freaking cool. It’s gonna be such a joy to play on this stage.”
The Oklahoma native previously shared what all the floors would entail inside Friends in Low Places, even though they all likely won’t be open by November 24.
“The first floor is just, bring your helmet,” Brooks shared over the summer on Inside Studio G. “It’s going to be crazy. The second floor gives you a little break from it, but it’s still right in your face. The third floor is just going to be Trisha Yearwood classic cool. That’s going to be where all the best food is. That’s going to be where everything is. But the fourth floor, The Oasis, up on top, that’s gonna be where the party’s at. This should be fun.”