Garth Brooks announces free University of Florida student sound check

Faculty and staff can purchase specially priced tickets that will benefit the University

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 sold out Gainesville show the next day.

It will be free for University of Florida students! After the sound check, Brooks 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.

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 Student Registration.

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 pm.

Brooks just launched The Stadium Tour and has already set massive records in the first five stadiums announced. Brooks has also gone vinyl with a new package titled, Legacy. During the first pre-sale, Brooks 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 No. 1 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, Brooks just received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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