Garth Brooks played Buck Owens’ famed Crystal Palace honky-tonk in Bakersfield, California last night (8/15) the second stop on Garth Brooks’ seven-city “Dive Bar” Tour.
Garth took the stage around 8:00pm, playing “All Day Long.” From there, he and his band filled the bar with everything from hits like “Rodeo, ” “Two of a Kind (Workin’ On a Full House)” and – of course – “Dive Bar”…before wrapping the night perfectly with “The Dance.”
Brooks said, “You get to play stadiums; you get to play dive bars. You get to play dive bars; you get to play stadiums. [If] you can have anything you want, that’s what you’d want!”
He posted to Instagram yesterday before the show a picture of he and the late Buck Owens, saying, “Hitting up Buck Owens’ place tonight! Buckersfield are YOU ready for #DiveBarTour!!!! I AM!!! love, g”
Last night after the show he posted, “I love EVERYTHING about this #DiveBarTour!!!! Thank YOU Bakersfield that was AWESOME!!!! love, g”