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It's been 17 years since Garth Brooks has performed in Tulsa. Thursday night is the first of seven concerts he and Trisha Yearwood will perform at the BOK Center.

KFOR got a one-on-one interview with Garth before the show. Here's what the country star had to say:

Of course Garth isn't the only one who is excited. Fans are going wild expecting an electrifying show.

"I have never seen him perform live. I am super super excited," one fan said.

But it's not just Garth and his fans getting ready for the show, either. Local businesses are too.

Restaurant owners are taking extreme measures to make sure Garth Brooks fans have everything they need while they are in town.

One restaurant says they more than doubled their food and staff.

"Generally, we will have one to three concerts a month, and we are starting off with 7," Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar Manager Gary Green said. "So it's going to be a big event for us."

Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar says it's ready to see triple its usual crowd.

And fans in Oklahoma City, get ready because Garth says he expects a trip to OKC sometime during his tour.

Garth and Trisha will perform two concerts back to back on Saturday. So those of you who are heading out to the 7 p.m. performance, authorities are asking you to park on the west side of Main St. And those going to the 10:30 p.m. performance are asked to park on the east side of Main St.

And of course, there will be police officers to direct traffic.

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