The last big concert to take place in Detroit before the COVID-19 pandemic hit was Garth Brooks at Ford Field. The show drew more than 70,000 people. Now the country superstar is "hitting the road' again in a virtual way.

Garth Brooks will debut a one night only event at 300 drive-in theaters across North America and includes 8 right here in Michigan. The special event will take place on June 27th.

Flint's own US-23 Drive-in will play host the the event being billed as "the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada," according to a release.

“I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” said Brooks. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”

The show will begin at dusk, rain or shine with social distancing guidelines in place.  According to a release, the concert "will be created exclusively for this event" so fans will be in for an amazing night.

Drive-in concerts may be the norm for some time as large gatherings are put on hold. The concept has been popping up in parts of Europe and throughout the United States. Fellow country artist Keith Urban  already played a show on May14th for health care workers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Tickets for the Garth Brooks show will go on sale Friday, June 19 at noon and will cost $100 per car or truck. Tickets will be available at

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