Garth Brooks to return for six summer shows at Encore

Country music hero Garth Brooks ended a three-year run at Encore in November, but country music fans and the Las Vegas Strip are calling him back.

Brooks will perform on two holiday weekends this summer at the Encore Theater. To commemorate his three years at the venue, the performances will be filmed and released on DVD.

“Any day that Garth is in the Wynn is a good day for the hotel and a great night for the audience,” said Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in a statement.

The Encore Theater has been dark since Brooks departed, except for holiday performances. He’ll bring his guitar back to the stage for four shows Memorial Day weekend and two on Independence Day weekend.

Brooks will play at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. on May 24 and 25 and at 8 p.m. on July 5 and 6.