How to watch Garth Brooks Grand Ole Opry concert online: start time, live streams

watch garth brooks grand ole opry concert online
(Image credit: J. Kempin/FilmMagic)

Tonight, the country music world will watch Garth Brooks' Grand Ole Opry concert online from the comfort of their own homes. Yes, even in an age of social distancing, the show must go on, and two country legends are taking the stage at the unbroken circle. 

Hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, this edition of Saturday Night Opry stars both Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. There's even going to be a pre-show concert.

This concert is the latest edition of Saturday Night Opry, which has partnered with MusiCares on the #UNBROKEN campaign which is raising money for the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. The fund benefits the musicians and industry professionals affected by the ongoing crisis. To donate to the fund, text UNBROKEN to 41444.

Garth Brooks Grand Ole Opry concert start time

Saturday Night Opry soon, at at 7 p.m. local time (Central) and 8 p.m. Eastern.
The Circle Sessions pre-show began at 7:30 Eastern | 6:30 p.m. Central.

How to watch Garth Brooks' Grand Ole Opry concert via VPN

As you'll see below, TV availability for the Garth Brooks Grand Ole Opry concert is a bit confusing. If you're out of town and you can't catch it on the services available to you — but it's on one of the channels you pay for already — you don't have to let geo-fencing stop you. Well, with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can still watch Garth and Trisha rock out.

Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets all the VPN needs and is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is a top choice for anyone who wants to watch the Saturday Night Opry. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. And if you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How to watch the Garth Brooks Grand Ole Opry concert online

You can tune in on the Circle or Gray TV stations, which can be pulled in with one of the best TV antennas, or on DISH Studio Channel 102.

Also, the Saturday Night Opry concert is going to be on Sling TV, via Circle. While Circle and Brooks have both promoted Sling as a provider of the event, Circle isn't a listed channel in the Sling channels page. The Opry show may be free, if Circle is included in Sling Blue, as Sling's got a Happy Hour Across America offer, that unlocks Sling Blue from 5 p.m. to Midnight.

Having trouble finding the Grand Ole Opry concert? Brooks' and Yearwood's facebook pages will also have companion live streams. 

On top of that, it'll also be available on radio, via 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.

Sling TV

Not only is Sling TV one of the most affordable services, but it's even more affordable right now, as Sling's chopped 33% off its first month's bill. 

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.