Garth Brooks will be taking his big-ass stadium tour to Regina, Saskatchewan, in August and recently announced the addition of a second show.
The problem is, August 9th and 10th is the same exact weekend that the annual Regina Folk Festival will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Folk Fest is set to feature headlining performances from Blue Rodeo, A Tribe Called Red, and Jason Isbell, along with Colter Wall, Charlotte Day Wilson, The Dead South, and many other notable country and folk acts, however many of the artists are pissed that the city would book two big country music shows on the same weekend.
Most notably, Colter Wall, who called the double booking “pretty damn disrespectful.”
I won’t get too heated about Garth brooks but I will say the city of Regina is blatantly fucking over Folk Fest this year by having him play during the same weekend. Pretty damn disrespectful.
Anyways, in the end, Colter wished everyone a good time that weekend, however encouraged the city of Regina to have a little more foresight in the future.
Twitter feather ruffling and hilarious Garth videos aside, I hope everyone has a good time regardless of what show they attend. I also hope to see a little more foresight with regards to double booking events in the future.