Live Nation have announced that country hero Brad Paisley will headline the first-ever drive-in concert series Live From The Drive-In. The three-city event will offer fans a live music tailgating experience, beginning on 10 July in Indianapolis, IN.
The other dates in the itinerary are 11 July in Nashville, TN and 12 July in St. Louis, MO. The Nashville show, at Nissan Stadium, will also star fellow country notables Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi; Paisley’s co-headliners in St. Louis, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, will be Nelly and hometown staples El Monstero. Pardi and local Indianapolis favourites Yacht Rock Revue will headline in that city’s Ruoff Music Centre, which like the St. Louis setting is a Live Nation venue.
The Live Nation series reimagines the live music experience during this time of social distancing by allowing fans to create their own private tailgating zones next to their cars. Fans are allowed to personalise their experience by bringing chairs, food and drinks. More information, including details on event guidelines, can be found at LiveNation.com/DriveIn.
A full tailgate experience
When guests drive into each venue, contactless ticket scanning will take place through their window. They will then be shown to their designated tailgate area where they can park and enjoy the show from their own marked-off space. Dedicated buffer space around each vehicle will ensure social distancing measures. Full live sets by each artist will take place on stages set up in the parking lots of each venue; events will also feature full LED screens and speakers throughout.
Tom See, president Live Nation venues – US concerts said: “Around the world, we’re seeing a real eagerness from our fans and artists to safely get back to the concert experience. We are excited to unveil Live From The Drive-In — a completely unique outdoor concert series that will allow fans to enjoy live shows again, while socially distanced.
“An incredible line-up”
“We have an incredible line-up of artists like Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Nelly, Jon Pardi and more, who all share our vision to continue to create once-in-a-lifetime moments for fans and are excited to get back to live music through this reimagined experience.”
Tickets will be available to purchase per car, with a maximum of four people permitted per car. Events will be limited capacity to ensure correct levels of social distancing. Citi is the official presale credit card of Live From The Drive-In; Citi cardmembers can purchase presale tickets beginning tomorrow (23 June) at 12pm local time until Thursday (25) at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday (26) at 10am local time at LiveNation.com/DriveIn.