Fodor's Expert Review Garth Brooks
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Casino developer Steve Wynn lured Brooks, one of the biggest-selling acts in music history, out of early retirement to play on the Strip one weekend each month, commuting from Oklahoma by private jet. Wynn at least recoups on production costs for this stripped-down, solo (not counting the usual guest appearance by Garth's wife, Trisha Yearwood) acoustic showcase where Brooks strolls a bare stage with his guitar. The sets have evolved into a tighter musical biography of Brooks and his generation, one which balance his own hits with covers of singers that inspired him, from Merle Haggard to Billy Joel. It's charming, funny, and memorable. Though casual fans might find the ticket price prohibitive, it will remind the less devout why everyone went crazy over this guy in the first place. Brooks is known to play longer on Fridays, when there is only one show, than he does on two-show Saturdays.