Garth Brooks called, and Baton Rouge answered! Garth Brooks will be back in Baton Rouge for the first time in over 20 years on Saturday, April 30, and this time, he’ll be in one of college football’s most notable stadiums – LSU’s Tiger Stadium! A venue like no other, Tiger Stadium is sure to set an incomparable backdrop for a night of country music as the sun sets over the Mississippi River. If you’re planning on experiencing the one of a lifetime experience of hearing Garth Brooks play “Callin’ Baton Rouge” in – you guessed it – Baton Rouge, we have all the tips and tricks to make the most out of your weekend.
1. GET YOUR GARTH ESSENTIALS
We’ll blame it all on your roots if you DON’T show up in boots! Get your Garth essentials, such as Garth-themed graphic tees from Sweet Baton Rouge, clear bags from Geaux Clear (available online or at Local Pop Ups) or go for the glitz and glam with rhinestone-embellished denim from Bella Bella Boutique!
2. FILL YOUR WEEKEND WITH MUSIC
Come into town early for the concert and enjoy the free live music concert series in downtown Baton Rouge, Live After Five, featuring Wayne Toups. If you can’t make it for Live After Five, many venues across the city are offering live music throughout the weekend, giving you an opportunity to find music around every corner!
3. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LSU’S TIGER STADIUM POLICIES
Be sure you have a clear bag for belongings, review all prohibited items, and understand ticketing rules. For an entire list of stadium policies, click here.
4. GET READY WITH OUR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
On your drive in, getting ready or tailgating before the Garth Brooks concert, jam out to the top hits from similar artists, many who played in Tiger Stadium for the 2019 Bayou Country Superfest!
5. KEEP THE PARTY GOING
Even after the last song, the fun doesn't have to end. Baton Rouge's nightlife scene offers nearby bars to grab a beer or daiquiri and music venues with live local artists playing through the night.
6. STAY SAFE, STAY THE NIGHT
There are still hotel rooms available for the weekend of April 30. Stay the night in town, take advantage of the city's many transportation options and worry only about having a good time!
7. SHARE YOUR PICTURES WITH US
Don’t forget to tag @visitbatonrouge in all your stories, Instagram posts, tweets, and other posts of you having a great time at the concert! Be sure to follow us and hashtag #ExploreBatonRouge for the chance to have your content featured on one of our channels.
8. EXTEND YOUR STAY
Whether you choose to come to town early on Thursday or stay an extra night on Sunday, we encourage you to extend your stay and really get to know the Capital City! Explore LSU’s campus by visiting Mike the Tiger's habitat, delve into Baton Rouge’s colorful history at one of our many museums downtown or peruse Mid City’s shopping scene.