Garth Brooks announces first-ever Notre Dame Stadium concert

Two American icons join together for ground-breaking event

Reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year Garth Brooks has been invited to play the first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium. At a press conference in Nashville, TN, the ground-breaking news was revealed that the storied venue, established in 1930, will host its inaugural concert with a special headlining performance by Brooks, at a to-be-announced date.  Brooks was joined by revered member of the University of Notre Dame family and former head football coach Lou Holtz, who shared in the excitement of the upcoming monumental event. 

“Notre Dame stadium has seen so many iconic moments!” states Garth Brooks. “I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party. “

“Right from the outset, I just felt that Garth represents Notre Dame’s values,” says John Affleck-Graves, Notre Dame’s executive vice president. “And he is the perfect choice as the first artist to perform in concert in the stadium that Rockne built. This promises to be one of the biggest events in Notre Dame’s history.”

“Tradition and memories are built in that stadium. It’s an iconic place,” states Mike Seamon, Vice President for Campus Safety and Event Management at Notre Dame. “This is an important moment and once we decided we were going to have a concert, Garth just jumped into our minds right away.  And we knew that he had to be the one.  That was it.”

“It’s never been done before.  And it’s our understanding that Garth loves to do things that haven’t been done before,” claims Lee Sicinski, Associate Vice President for Event Management at Notre Dame. “To bring a historic event like a Garth Brooks concert to the stadium, it just gives you goose bumps.”

More details are set to be revealed, but the concert is expected sometime this fall. Brooks has been touting the “big announcement” for the past month. The Notre Dame announcement is “a great way to start what’s next,” Brooks says during the press conference from WME’s Nashville offices. Perhaps this is the start of a college stadium tour.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.