It's The Year Of The Pandemic! The entertainment biz is nearly completely shut down with most every artist boxing up the gear and postponing appearances until next year. Then, out of the blue, someone got the idea to put on concerts at a venue and still maintain safe social distancing.
The first such show I heard of was a weekend-long series of performances at the MLB ballpark in Arlington, Texas where the Rangers play. Attendees did not sit in seats, they sat in their cars! Yep, they drove right out onto the ball field and parked an appropriate distance from the stage and from each other (what a nightmare for the groundskeeper). Around the same time I read of Keith Urban performing in person at a Drive-In with the stage set up in front of the giant screen and, yes, attendees in their cars. I have since seen artists (Randy Houser, Brad Paisley) staging similar shows at Drive-Ins or in large parking lots.
Here in Mid-Ohio we've had concerts brought to The Springmill Drive-in located in Mansfield. Last month Country music fans enjoyed Garth Brooks on the Drive-in movie screen. The Drive-In charges by the car-load and tickets are purchased in advanced. Pack-up the minivan and divide the car-load price among the six of you for an evening of "live" entertainment far more affordable than your average per-person ticket price for Blossom, Nationwide Arena or Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
This Saturday night (7/25) you can enjoy ENCORE Presents Drive-In Nights: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. Gates open at 8:00pm and the show begins at 9:15pm. For more information visit www.springmilldrive-in.com. Car-load passes can be purchased at the following link: