Things You Should Know Before Garth’s Shows in Des Moines
If you're headed to Wells Fargo Arena to go see one of Garth Brooks' SIX shows, the Des Moines Register came up with a list of things to know about your upcoming Garth-filled weekend!
We are only two days away now! Garth will be headed to Iowa for the first time in a looooong time starting on Friday evening, and I'm sure you're just as excited as we are. In preparation for the big weekend, the Des Moines Register compiled a list of everything you need to know about Garth's triumphant return. Here are some of the highlights:
- This is Garth's first show in Des Moines since 1993, when he sold out the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. He also appeared in Iowa City and Ames in the 90s.
- About 90,000 TOTAL people are expected to attend Garth's six shows between Friday and Tuesday.
- There is free parking available at the Iowa State Capitol Complex for the Friday and Saturday shows, and there are shuttle buses that will run before and after the show. They will pick up passengers on the corner of E. 12th Street and Grand Avenue.
- This is the first time in Wells Fargo Arena history that an act will perform two shows in one night.
- The tour kicked off in September of 2014 in Rosemont, Illinois, and Garth has not only played his own hits, but has also covered other artists like Billy Joel and Aerosmith. The set list varies for each show.
- Doors for the 7 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday are at 5:30 p.m., and doors for the 7:30 p.m. shows on Sunday and Tuesday are at 6 p.m.
- For the 10:30 p.m. shows, two “staging” areas will be set up - inside the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center and outside the arena's south entrance. They will be open to the public at 9 p.m. That's where the late concert-goers can go through security and get their ticket scanned.
- The show will feature no opening act, but Garth's wife Trisha Yearwood does perform during his set.
- Concert-goers can enter the show via the north, south, or skywalk arena entrances, but will be required to go through a standard security check before entering.
- Several locations in downtown Des Moines will be having parties before some of the concerts, like Buzzard Billy’s and Cowles Commons.
[Via Des Moines Register]