The SXSW Outdoor Stage is located at Lady Bird Lake, 800 W. Riverside.
Brooks plays Saturday night. However, he said he doesn't even fully know the details yet, and that he's just as in the dark as fans are about it. Rumors immediately began swirling about a potential concert - and now the rumors have been confirmed.
Brooks, who has an advertising degree from Oklahoma State University and went back at got an MBA from the school in 2011, was introduced as "the #1 selling solo artist in US history". "I think that was the last time... and you guys were sweet enough to let me go home and raise my babies".
He then confirmed the news during a news conference at SXSW on Friday.
Brooks was also scheduled to give a keynote speech at SXSW on Friday afternoon.
Brooks will be arguably the biggest name to ever play at Auditorium Shores.
The Garth Brooks World Tour stop in Champaign was announced on Wednesday, March 1. Austin residents from select zip codes are eligible for free tickets to the event through Ticketmaster. Residency will be based on credit card billing address.
More information on the complimentary general admission tickets may be obtained here beginning at noon on Friday. Attendees must have a confirmed ticket, SXSW badge, SXSW music wristband, or a SXSW artist wristband to see the show.
Strolling on the stage promptly at 11 p.m. wearing a Lone Star Beer T-Shirt with a flannel and a Garth Brooks hat, the country superstar immediately launched into "Friends in Low Places".