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Brooks plays for free

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Garth Brooks will play the University of Florida for free later this month.

Brooks will appear on campus on Friday, April 19 before his sold-out Gainesville show on April 20.The university is located in Gainesville. Brooks is on a tour, mainly playing football stadiums.

"It will be FREE for University of Florida students!" Brooks said on his website. "After the sound check, Garth will take questions from the students. Faculty and staff will also be able to buy specially priced tickets to this event and bring one guest for the same ticket price."

All money will go to the University of Florida for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program, a scholarship and support program for low-income students who are first in their family to attend college.

There will not be any ticket pick up for the event, faculty/staff will be sent an e-mail where they can purchase sound check tickets on line and then print their tickets.

Students will get their tickets through a special link online.

Upcoming shows include Minneapolis on May 3-4; Pitttsburgh on May 18 and Denver on June 8.

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