Garth Brooks has announced a live concert event that will be presented at an estimated 300 drive-in theaters across North America on Saturday, June 27th, with a news statement noting that “the concert will be the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada.” The concert will be produced by event production company Encore Live.
“I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” said Brooks. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”
“Families need safe entertainment options that they can enjoy together this summer,” says Encore Live founder and CEO Walter Kinzie. “We’re excited to partner with Garth, who’s already done so much to help the entertainment industry during these tough times, to provide a truly unique and incredible concert that will do a whole lot of good for local businesses and communities.”
Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, June 19, where customers will be able to review the drive-in theaters available in their area. Tickets will cost $100, all inclusive, admitting one passenger car/truck. The event, which will begin at dusk on June 27, will take place regardless of weather.
The news statement also notes: “The show will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local health mandates. Encore Live has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans. These will include maintaining at least six feet of space between vehicles, the use of personal protective equipment by staff, leveraging contactless payment and ticketing systems, and limiting capacity in restrooms. Guidelines around concessions will also be enforced to abide by individual state regulations.”
In addition, country artist Alan Jackson will play a pair of drive-in shows this weekend in rural Alabama, while promotion company Awakening Events is launching full-drive-in tours featuring TobyMac, Newsboys United and Michael W. Smith. Last month, Keith Urban hosted a drive-in concert in the Nashville area, a private event for Vandebilt medical workers.