Due to new social distancing rules, many live events have been put on hold. This has left music fans yearning for a live show! Several stay at home concerts have already been performed by big name artists over Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets. Now, artists have upped the ante with a new idea: Drive-In Concerts. Fans can drive to a venue, and listen to a live show from their vehicle. Keith Urban and DJ D-Nice have already performed drive-in shows with success. And, it’s not just Drive-In Concerts, comedians have gotten in on the mobile event trend as well!
Facts About Drive-In Shows
- Drive-in concert ticket prices range from $20-$100 per vehicle.
- Venues tend to have limited space. Smaller venues may have only 25-50 spots while larger venues boast over 500 vehicle spots.
- Tickets sell out quickly, especially for well-known artists.
- Some venues have concessions, while some venues allow fans to bring their own coolers.
- Most venues operate on a “first come first serve” basis for parking spots, similar to general admission concert venues.
- Smaller cars may get preference to park in front rows, as they won’t obstruct views.
- At many venues, fans can tune into an FM station to sync up to the show. Alternatively, venues may use traditional speakers.
- Fans will likely be prohibited from leaving their cars, tailgating, etc, to promote social distancing rules.
Upcoming Drive-In Concerts
- Pat Green- 6/6/2020 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
- Josh Abbot Band- 6/7/2020 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
- Marc Rebillet- 6/11/2020 at Hound’s Drive-In Theatre in Charlotte, NC
- Alan Jackson- 6/12/2020 at York Farms in Cullman, AL
- Davisson Brothers Band- 6/13/2020 at Sunset Drive-In Theatre in Meadowbrook, WV
- The Black Jacket Symphony- 6/19/2020 at Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, AL
- Bert Kreischer- 6/24/2020 at Hound’s Drive-In Theatre in Charlotte, NC
More and more Drive-In Concerts are being announced daily. Hopefully, there will be more artists in wider range of locations soon! This is a great way to see a live show while adhering to government suggestions during the Covid-19 pandemic. While it may not be the same as a seat at your favorite concert venue or theater, Drive-In Concerts will do the trick until the real thing returns!