Cody Johnson sells out at Swiftel, how to get tickets

Brina Sturm, Lifestyles Editor

Country music powerhouse Cody Johnson’s Brookings concert date is officially a sellout, but fans can still score a ticket to the show.

If you’re alone in your love for country music or Cody Johnson, the Swiftel Center has a few individual seats still available, Ashley Biggar, Swiftel Center’s director of marketing said.

“To me, Cody Johnson fans are just one big happy family. You can buy a ticket and make some new friends that day,” Biggar said.

The remaining individual seats are located in the arena’s mezzanine and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or in-person at the Swiftel Center Ticket Office.

Set for Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Johnson and Randy Houser will be met with a full arena and Swiftel’s first sold-out concert since Kane Brown in early 2019.

It was no surprise to Biggar that the On My Way to You,” artist’s concert sold out floor seats within four days of going on sale.

“We were really anticipating people needing to get their tickets right away,” Biggar said. “We’re super pumped. It’s our first sold out show since 2019 when we had Kane Brown, so it’s really awesome to see so many people back and to have live events really happening.”

The fact that CMT award-winning and platinum-selling performer Johnson and country music mainstay Houser are coming to the Swiftel Center solidifies Swiftel’s stake in the South Dakota music scene.

“It just really speaks volumes to the history of the Swiftel Center,” Biggar said. “Events just don’t happen overnight. It’s really building relationships and fostering those relationships throughout the years.”

If you’re looking to ease your country music cravings before seeing Johnson and Houser, tickets are on sale for the Aug. 10 Travis Tritt & Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners concert at the Swiftel Center.

“It’s really cool to see artists you know making sure that the Swiftel Center and South Dakota is a place that they want to perform,” Biggar said. 

Although the concert is sold out, there are still ways to obtain tickets.

“Always buy from somebody you trust,” Biggar said. “So if there’s ever anybody online that’s like, ‘Hey, I have tickets,’ unless you know the person, don’t purchase tickets from them. It’s easy to get scammed, so always buy from a trusted source.”

Tickets and information for future events at the Swiftel Center are available at