One night only event set for 300 drive in theaters across North America
Garth Brooks is set for a concert event at 300 drive-in theaters across North America on Saturday, June 27th. The concert will be created exclusively for this event, making this a once in a lifetime experience. It will be the largest concert ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The event will be produced by Encore Live, a leading event production company, Brooks shares on ABC’s Good Morning America.
“I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” shares 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,” states 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 will be on sale Friday, June 19th at noon ET via Ticketmaster, where fans will also be able to review the drive-in theaters available in their area. Tickets are General Admission and are limited to around 250-300 per venue. They will cost $100, all inclusive. Each ticket will admit one passenger car/truck. The event will take place rain or shine and will begin at dusk.
Encore Live has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative event production companies in the country. In the absence of traditional live events, the company reached exclusive agreements with drive-in theater owners across North America to safely bring fans this first-of-its-kind concert on a massive scale.
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.
The news follows the rescheduling of two Brooks concerts this year: Charlotte stadium, now set for October 10, 2020, and Cincinnati, OH — for the second time — due to COVID-19. The concert was originally scheduled for May 16th, but rescheduled for June 27th due to COVID-19. The new date will be announced once it’s officially confirmed.
The August 22nd Las Vegas stadium date as the first major concert at Allegiant Stadium has yet to be decided.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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