Bass Pro Shops Release Information for Garth Brooks Concerts

    Sign posted outside entrance to Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock welcoming Garth Brooks. (Photo by Scott McCaulley)

    Bass Pro Shops has released information about the upcoming Garth Brooks Concerts which will take place Friday through Sunday at the newly renovated Thunder Ridge Complex off Highway 86 in Ridgedale.

    The complete release from Bass Pro Shops is below:

    The Legendary Garth Brooks 50th Anniversary Celebration Concerts this weekend at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena are just around the corner and we’re sharing the “Know Before You Go” details to ensure the best experience possible for all attendees:



    Guests should plan to wear comfortable, close toed shoes. Attendees will need to walk from parking lots to the Fan Zone and the arena. The terrain is organic to blend in with the landscape and guests will be walking over dirt, mulch and grass. This is an open-air venue and will allow all attendees to enjoy nature. Please check all local weather updates before heading to the venue.




    Expect a sold-out event and provide enough time for both the arrival before the concert and departure once the show ends.


    Tailgating is allowed. Parking lots open at 12:00 p.m. We encourage fans to arrive early and tailgate – no grills, no open flames. There will be a fan zone with fun actives to partake in.




    Parking must be pre-purchased in advance online at as no parking is available for sale on site the day of the event. Parking is still available at the OFFSITE FRUIT FARM PARKING LOT. Please click on this link to purchase your parking. Guests will be shuttled to lot 2 from the Fruit Farm Lot and will walk the remainder of the way to the venue. 




    Thunder Ridge Nature arena will not be accepting cash. Please bring a debit card or credit card to make transactions inside the venue.





    • Clear Bag/Totes - no larger than 12 x 6 x 12
    • Small Clutch Purse - no bigger than the palm of your hand 4.5 x 6.5
    • Fanny Packs
    • Blankets
    • Cameras – non-professional still cameras only, no detachable lens
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal Misting Fans - must be empty upon arrival
    • Raincoats/Ponchos
    • Binoculars – no cases allowed



    • Any type of seating including lawn chairs or stadium seats
    • Weapons of Any Kind (Including but not limited to):
    • Outside Food & Beverages
    • Large Bags or Backpacks
    • Coolers of any kind
    • Illegal drugs/substances
    • Laser pointers, Glow Sticks, Confetti. Glitter or Fireworks / Sparklers
    • Animals (with the exception of service animals)
    • Strollers, carts, or wagons
    • Professional cameras with detachable lenses
    • Selfie sticks. Go Pros, Tablets, iPads & Drones
    • Banners or signs



    ADA Parking is available in Lot 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests must have either a GA or Fruit Farm Lot parking pass they have purchased online as well as display a valid ADA placard or license plate to access available ADA parking.




    Please visit the ADA Check In near the box office upon arrival to exchange your tickets for ADA. Please note, wheelchair-accessible guests plus ONE companion will be allowed in the ADA seating area. The rest of your party will need to enjoy the show from the location where your tickets were purchased. 




    Guests with mobility issues who do not require a wheelchair are encouraged to visit the Box Office to see if alternative seating is available. Please note, ADA seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.




    • 12:00 PM – Parking opens, tailgating allowed (no open fires or grills)
    • 1:00 PM – Fan Zone experience opens
    • 5:00 PM – Gates to Thunder Ridge Nature Arena open
    • 5:15 PM – Pre-show entertainment begins
    • 6:30 PM – Airshow and special tribute to our nation
    • 7:00 PM – Concert begins
    • 10:45 PM – Concert ends; Fireworks begin
    • For a full breakdown of events, please visit this link.

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