Mid-State Fair

Garth Brooks announces second show at Mid-State Fair

Garth Brooks performs during The Garth Brooks World Tour at the Save Mart Center on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Fresno. Brooks will perform two shows at the Mid-State Fair on July 27.
Garth Brooks performs during The Garth Brooks World Tour at the Save Mart Center on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Fresno. Brooks will perform two shows at the Mid-State Fair on July 27. sflores@fresnobee.com

Garth Brooks announced Monday that he will play a second show at the California Mid-State Fair on July 27.

The new concert is scheduled for 10:30 p.m., according to the Mid-State Fair. Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday.

Tickets will cost $73.98 plus a $6 service charge for a total of $79.98. There is a six-ticket limit per person, and all seats sold are best available.

Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or ticketmaster.com or either Ticketmaster Express 866-448-7849 or 800-745-3000. No ticket will be sold at the fairgrounds or Ticketmaster outlets on June 29.

“Everybody got together, it was very sweet, they lifted all the curfews,” Brooks said on his Facebook Live announcement of the new show in Paso Robles.

Brooks’ July 27 concert was the fastest-selling show in fair history — all 14,875 tickets were gone in 30 seconds. On Friday, Brooks said in a video he posted to Twitter that he’d “figure out a way to fix that” and put on a second show at the fair.

In the video, Brooks said he was “very flattered, very humbled” by the strong ticket sales.

“It’s great news, but it’s not good news for the fair,” the two-time Grammy Award winner said of the quick sellout. “Now the fair is trying to deal with people who are on the outside trying to get in. Anybody who does that for us, we owe them another show. We gotta figure that out.”

Brooks, whose hits include “Friends in Low Places” and “Unanswered Prayers,” is making his debut at the Paso Robles Event Center. He will be performing with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, a three-time Grammy winner best known for the song “How Do I Live.” She has performed at the fair three times — headlining in 1995 and 1997 and opening for Don Henley in 2002.

The California Mid-State Fair runs July 19-30 at the Paso Robles Event Center. For more information, call 1-800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit www.midstatefair.com.

Country star Blake Shelton performed in front of a sell-out crowd Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Chumash Grandstand Arena during the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

Country star Tim McGraw played Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Chumash Grandstand Arena during the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

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