Garth Brooks concert will be rescheduled after weather postpones Saturday show; Sunday replay scratched

Garth Brooks concert will be rescheduled after weather postpones Saturday show; Sunday replay scratched

Severe thunderstorms rolled through Nashville Saturday night, prompting Nissan Stadium officials to postpone a Garth Brooks concert that drew tens of thousands to the outdoor venue.

A plan to move the concert to Sunday night was also scuttled. 

Organizers expect to reschedule the show for a to-be-announced date in the near future, according to a Nissan Stadium statement published early Sunday on social media. 

Officials at the stadium announced a "lightning advisory" Saturday around 7:50 p.m., a few songs into an opening set from the Grand Ole Opry that featured country singers Chris Young, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood, plus longtime announcer Bill Cody.

Concert-goers were asked to shelter inside the stadium concourse, where some kicked off singalongs to Brooks' biggest hits while waiting out heavy rain and lightning in the crowded halls. 

The delay continued for more than an hour before the venue announced a postponement at 9:17 p.m. Concert organizers were "working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule" for Sunday night, Nissan Stadium said via Twitter, but ultimately they decided to hold off for a later date. 

"Unfortunately we were unable to secure adequate safety personnel and provide our standard of fan experience in order to move forward with the concert on Sunday evening," Nissan Stadium posted around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Brooks' team said Friday that the show had sold more than 70,000 tickets — a Nissan Stadium record. The stop is part of Brooks' rescheduled stadium tour, which takes the seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year to some of the largest concert venues in the U.S. this fall. 

Purchased tickets and Nissan Stadium parking passes will be honored at the rescheduled date. 

"More information on ticket options will be provided in the very near future," the statement said. 

The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 7:57 p.m. that included Davidson County. The warning expired at 9:30 p.m. after multiple extensions.

NWS issued a flash flood warning for the area at 10:24 p.m. that was to expire at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

As of  2 a.m., more than 7,900 Nashville Electric Service customers were without power, according to the outage map on the utility provider's website.