Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to host pre-concert parties in the iconic Arena prior to six of the sold-out Garth Brooks concerts this month. The parties start at 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, September 15-17 and 22-24.

On Saturday, September 16, country rockers Tim Montana and The Shrednecks will perform a free set for attendees. Montana recently wrapped up a springtime run supporting their fellow bearded rock compatriots ZZ Top – with a few headlining gigs of their own along the way for good measure. Featured as one of Rolling Stone’s Best New Country Artist You Need To Know, the band spent most of the summer in the studio recording new material.

The pre-parties will also offer a photo booth and a cash bar featuring food and drink specials. A ticket to the shows is not required to attend the parties, but those with tickets will have an opportunity to beat the rush by coming early. Those attending the pre-parties and/or concerts are encouraged to ride free shuttles from the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds north parking lot which will run each day of the show. More information will be released next week with parking and shuttle details.