MetraPark reflects on Garth Brooks, looks ahead to busy season - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

MetraPark reflects on Garth Brooks, looks ahead to busy season

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Garth Brooks is in the record books for Montana. The five show event at MetraPark over the weekend sold more tickets than any other sport or entertainment event in state history.

MetraPark Marketing and Sales Director Ray Massie feels that the weekend event served as a good test ahead of the large concerts which will accompany MontanaFair in August.

Massie says the staff learned that 80 people working together can clean the whole building in 47 minutes.

Massie says there were no fights, arrests, parking issues or other problems. "Considering how many we had coming through here it was excellent," he said.

Massie credits the crowds for bringing tremendous energy to the five show event. He feels those in attendance enjoyed some of the greatest shows that we'll probably ever see in our lifetime.

With Garth Brooks now in the history books, it's time to look to the future.

Rimrock Auto Arena will host Paul Simon on June 20, followed by comedian Jim Gaffigan July 27.

MontanaFair follows August 11 - 19, with Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo & Melissa Etheridge on August 11, Paramore on August 12, and comedian Bill Engvall on August 13.

Nickelback and Daughtry are scheduled to perform August 27..

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Grizzlies in Park County landfill

    Grizzlies in Park County landfill

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-06-22 05:32:42 GMT
    Park County’s commissioners say they won’t give money to stop attracting bears to the county landfill, until environmentalists give money to the project. That was their answer to a request for $7000 to help build an electric fence around the only Yellowstone area landfill in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Two conservative hunting organizations have already pledged to help. Wyoming’s Game and Fish department has trapped five grizzly bears that came here in searc...
    Park County’s commissioners say they won’t give money to stop attracting bears to the county landfill, until environmentalists give money to the project. That was their answer to a request for $7000 to help build an electric fence around the only Yellowstone area landfill in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Two conservative hunting organizations have already pledged to help. Wyoming’s Game and Fish department has trapped five grizzly bears that came here in searc...
  • Ballot initiative seeks to limit who can use locker rooms

    Ballot initiative seeks to limit who can use locker rooms

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:53:53 GMT

    A conservative group wants Montana voters to decide whether to regulate transgender people's access to bathrooms and locker rooms.

    A conservative group wants Montana voters to decide whether to regulate transgender people's access to bathrooms and locker rooms.

  • Your money: Tips to keep money in your wallet

    Your money: Tips to keep money in your wallet

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:01:57 GMT

    We love spending our hard-earned cash. But it’s often on things we don’t necessarily need. Hidden expenses are destroying our bank accounts. But is there anything we can do about it? Or will we just fall victim to financial failure? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help. Here is a list of some of the biggest budget busters and money wasters. Groceries: The average cost to feed a four-person family is between $553-$1,075 a month. If you buy generic brands at...

    We love spending our hard-earned cash. But it’s often on things we don’t necessarily need. Hidden expenses are destroying our bank accounts. But is there anything we can do about it? Or will we just fall victim to financial failure? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help. Here is a list of some of the biggest budget busters and money wasters. Groceries: The average cost to feed a four-person family is between $553-$1,075 a month. If you buy generic brands at...

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Community comes together to support student after motorcycle crash

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-06-22 04:43:08 GMT

    A well known athlete and student at Red Lodge High School is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon. 

    A well known athlete and student at Red Lodge High School is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Video: Microburst wreaks havoc on fireworks stands in Shepherd

    Video: Microburst wreaks havoc on fireworks stands in Shepherd

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-06-22 00:12:55 GMT

    Many are talking about the wild weather that hit our area Tuesday night, specifically in Shepherd, where residents say a microburst rolled through their town.

    Many are talking about the wild weather that hit our area Tuesday night, specifically in Shepherd, where residents say a microburst rolled through their town.

  • Grizzlies in Park County landfill

    Grizzlies in Park County landfill

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-06-22 05:32:42 GMT
    Park County’s commissioners say they won’t give money to stop attracting bears to the county landfill, until environmentalists give money to the project. That was their answer to a request for $7000 to help build an electric fence around the only Yellowstone area landfill in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Two conservative hunting organizations have already pledged to help. Wyoming’s Game and Fish department has trapped five grizzly bears that came here in searc...
    Park County’s commissioners say they won’t give money to stop attracting bears to the county landfill, until environmentalists give money to the project. That was their answer to a request for $7000 to help build an electric fence around the only Yellowstone area landfill in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Two conservative hunting organizations have already pledged to help. Wyoming’s Game and Fish department has trapped five grizzly bears that came here in searc...
  • Motorhome crashes in Laurel, affecting morning commute

    Motorhome crashes in Laurel, affecting morning commute

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-06-20 13:52:03 GMT
    A motorhome crashes in Laurel, prompting the closure of northbound lanes on Highway 212/S 1st Ave under the I-90 overpass. Montana Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:30 Tuesday morning when a motorhome traveling on the interstate westbound drove through the median on I-90, crashing under the interstate overpass in Laurel. MHP says the motorhome veered off the interstate just after exit 434. Two people were seriously injured in the crash. Trooper David Munson says one pe...
    A motorhome crashes in Laurel, prompting the closure of northbound lanes on Highway 212/S 1st Ave under the I-90 overpass. Montana Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:30 Tuesday morning when a motorhome traveling on the interstate westbound drove through the median on I-90, crashing under the interstate overpass in Laurel. MHP says the motorhome veered off the interstate just after exit 434. Two people were seriously injured in the crash. Trooper David Munson says one pe...
  • Local woman shares 11 years of hosting more than 50 Minor League Baseball players for the season, and how you can too

    Local woman shares 11 years of hosting more than 50 Minor League Baseball players for the season, and how you can too

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:59:10 GMT

    One local woman shares her rewarding experience playing host to transplanted Minor League Baseball athletes during the summer season, and how you can too.

    One local woman shares her rewarding experience playing host to transplanted Minor League Baseball athletes during the summer season, and how you can too.