Severe thunderstorms rolled through Nashville Saturday night, causing Nissan Stadium officials to postpone a Garth Brooks concert that drew thousands to the outdoor venue.
Officials at the stadium announced a “lightning advisory” around 7:50 p.m., a few songs into an opening set for 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 the storm.
The delay continued for more than an hour before the venue announced a postponement at 9:17 p.m. Concert organizers “are working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule” for Sunday night, Nissan Stadium said via Twitter.
Brooks sold more than 70,000 tickets to the stadium show, his team said Friday — a Nissan Stadium record. Purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.
Saturday’s severe storms
The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a severe thunderstorm warning including Davidson County at 7:57 p.m. 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., set to expire at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
As of 10:30 p.m., more than 6,300 Nashville Electric Service customers were without power, according to the outage map on the utility provider’s website.
This story will be updated with more information.