Friday, April 28, 2017


Important Information

State Farm Center strongly encourages fans attending this show to NOT arrive early.
Concert: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Double check ticket/order confirmation to ensure correct date and show time.
Garth Brooks returns to Champaign for the first time in 20 years with four shows at State Farm Center! With multiple shows over a three-day period, fans are reminded to double check that their ticket order confirmation is consistent with the date and time of the concert they are attending. Additionally, to ensure fans have an enjoyable concert experience, State Farm Center advises people attending the shows to review the following concert information carefully.
ENTRANCE:  Fans may enter through all entrances of State Farm Center. Guests are encouraged NOT TO arrive early to allow traffic from the 3:00 p.m. show to clear.
TICKETS:  Fans are advised to pick up will call tickets in advance of the show date. The Illinois Ticket Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On show day, the box office will open at noon and will remain open until after the performance starts.
PARKING INFO:          Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Lots open as soon as possible following the 3 p.m. show.  Additional overflow lots may be available based on weather conditions.  Please follow instructions from local authorities regarding the overflow lot availability. A parking lot map can be found on our Parking & Transportation page. Overnight parking is NOT available in any State Farm Center lot.
PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATIONS:  The West and East circle drives off of First and Fourth Streets are available for patron drop off and pick-up.  First Street is closed to through traffic, so those wishing to drop off on the west side will need to wait for the barricades at Kirby Avenue or St. Mary’s Road to be moved by a police officer to gain access.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:  Due to the nature of doubleheader events, note that there will be high volumes of outbound traffic around the State Farm Center. Please DO NOT arrive early so this traffic has time to clear.  Please note that First Street between Kirby Avenue and St. Mary’s Road is closed to through traffic and only available for those accessing the west circle drive for drop off and pick up. 
CAMERA POLICY:  No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment are prohibited unless authorized by the promoter and/or the Garth Brooks team.
Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:
•          Telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind
•          Interchangeable lenses of any kind
•          Monopods, tripods or selfie sticks
•          Flash equipment of any kind
•          Audio-Video recording
•          iPad or tablets
BAG POLICY: All large bags including backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be prohibited from entry into State Farm Center. Purses, diaper bags and other small bags are subject to search prior to entry.
SECURITY POLICY:  All bags are subject to search at points of entry.

FOOD/BEVERAGE:  Patrons are NOT allowed to bring outside food/beverage into the arena. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

JOSH TURNER: Hometown Number-One

Josh Turner is busy celebrating another number-one after "Hometown Girl" peaked at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend.

The song seizes the top spot from Jason Aldean’s “Any Ol’ Barstool,” which falls to number-four. 

BLAKE SHELTON: Tired of the Attention

Blake Shelton isn't thrilled with all the attention his relationship with Gwen Stefani is getting, but he understands it.

He says, "In people's defense, I think it's so hard for people to wrap their head around why Gwen would want to be with me. I don't blame 'em."

Blake and Gwen are back in the coaches' chairs tonight (Monday) when the Top 12 contestants perform on The Voice. Shania Twain will be an adviser when the show airs at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Today)

GEORGE STRAIT: Adds Vegas Shows

George Strait has added two dates to his Two Nights of Number-Ones show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He played his first two shows earlier this month.

George says, “Back when we announced Two Nights of Number-Ones shows, I said if the fans wanted to hear more, we would look at it. Well, we heard them loud and clear. This is something they want more of, so that’s what they will get.”

The new shows are booked for July 28th and 29th. 
Here's a list of the remaining shows:

  • Friday, July 28th
  • Saturday, July 29th
  • Friday, Sept. 1st
  • Saturday, Sept. 2nd
  • Friday, Dec. 8th
  • Saturday, Dec. 9th