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10 Before and After Tips for Having a Blast at Garth Brooks' Concert

07:00 August 28, 2023
By: Schyler Vicknair

Get ready to experience a night of unforgettable music and electric energy as you prepare to attend the Garth Brooks starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Caesar's Superdome. As one of the most iconic country music singers, Garth Brooks is known for delivering a show that resonates with all ages. From getting ready before the show to post-concert festivities, this article will guide you through the best approach to enjoy every moment of the Garth Brooks concert.

Ways to Have a Great Time at the Garth Brooks Concert

1) Explore the French Quarter

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Stroll through the historic French Quarter to enjoy the atmosphere, unique architecture, and lively street performances before heading over to the Caesar's Superdome. You can catch a bite to eat at Cafe Du Monde, and enjoy beignets and coffee with open air seating, or if the weather is less than ideal, you can check out the Presbytère Museum, which has two permanent exhibitions. One celebrates Madi Gras, and depicts the history of the holiday while the other is dedicated to illustrating the events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and describes its aftermath on New Orleans.

2) Indulge in Local Cuisine


Treat yourself to some classic New Orleans dishes, such as gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and po'boys, at a New Orleans' restaurant. Whether you are a New Orleans resident or a visitor, you are sure to find an exciting new eatery before heading over to the concert.

3) Visit Jackson Square

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Spend some time at Jackson Square, where you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings, watch street artists, and maybe even catch some live music performances before the show! This world famous tiny area has produced one-of-a-kind artwork for the past 150 years that perfectly complements the vibrant energy of New Orleans. As you stroll through, you'll feel the palpable energy that has inspired generations of artists and performers.

4) Shop for Souvenirs


For a long time, Royal Street has been a unique destination lined with antique shops since the 18th century. Browse the boutiques and art galleries along Royal Street to find unique souvenirs, local art, and handcrafted jewelry. You can also dine in courtyard restaurants, visit historic museums, peruse art galleries, and listen to musicians performing on the streets.

5) Take a Riverboat Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River, taking in panoramic views of the city skyline and the waterfront. Explore the different options for riverboat cruising, from dinner jazz cruises to historic cruises, anyone can find the perfect type of cruise for their interests. What better way to enjoy New Orleans before the concert?

6) After the Concert

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If you're looking for more music after the concert, you're in the perfect place! If you're looking for more music after the Garth Brooks' show, New Orleans is renowned for its jazz scene, so head to one of the city's iconic jazz clubs, like Preservation Hall, to experience live music after the concert that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Keep the good times rolling, and support local musicians after seeing Garth Brooks.

7) Bar Hop on Bourbon Street

After the performance, embrace the lively nightlife on Bourbon Street. Hop from one bar to another, enjoying live music, drinks, and the energetic crowd. Extending thirteen blocks, Bourbon Street is the home of over 60 bars that cater to all interests and personalities.

8) Late Night Eats

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Satisfy your post-concert cravings with a visit to a 24-hour diner, bar, or a street vendor offering delicious late-night eats. In a city that never sleeps, you are bound to find the perfect restaurant offering your favorite cuisine after leaving the Superdome.

9) Haunted History Tours

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After departing the Superdome, why not join a haunted history tour? Whether you're intrigued by vampires, ghosts, or even haunted pub crawls, these thrilling pre-Halloween tours offer a range of chilling experiences to choose from. Delve into the city's eerie past and embrace the spine-tingling excitement as you explore its haunted sites.

10) Relax by the River

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As the night of excitement winds down, find a serene haven along the riverfront. It's the perfect place to unwind, contemplate the mesmerizing concert, and bask in the tranquility of the soothing views. Let the gentle sounds of the flowing water add a scenic touch to your post-concert reflections.

Boot Scoot on Over to the Superdome

Attending the Garth Brooks concert ensures an exceptional experience filled with electrifying music and unforgettable memories. With the iconic Caesar's Superdome as the backdrop, Garth Brooks is set to deliver a show that transcends generations. So, put on your dancing boots and get ready to create an extraordinary night to remember at the Garth Brooks concert.

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