Blake Shelton follows Garth Brooks's lead for drive-in concert: Date, venue, cost and how to get tickets?
Following Garth Brooks's drive-in concert announcement last month, the country music superstar Blake Shelton has announced that he will also be holding his own drive-in concert at over 300 locations across the United States and Canada. The pre-taped concert is slated to premiere on July 25 this month and will feature Blake Shelton's former 'The Voice' co-star and current girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, as well as the country singer Trace Adkins. This triple billing seems to be the latest solution for the current dearth of live entertainment in the nation, as music icons like Keith Urban and DJ D-Nice have also previously performed concerts for music lovers to enjoy in their cars while following social distancing protocols, due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
The concert series is called Encore Drive-In Nights and local venue information will be available on Encore's website, the same company that hosted Brooks's drive-in concert experience on June 27. Tickets will be sold $114.99 per vehicle. Besides the pre-recorded musical performances, the event will also feature backstage interviews with the musical guests.
Blake made the following announcement on his Instagram, saying: "Hell right y’all! Can’t wait for July 25th... we’ve got an exclusive @encoredriveinnights show at drive-in theaters across North America with special guests @GwenStefani and @TraceAdkins! Tickets go on sale 7/14 at noon local time! Mark your calendars and enjoy a fun, safe night out with the family! #DriveInNights #BlakeAtTheDriveIn – Team BS." He also added, "Text BLAKE to 888111 for updates about the show! 10 Msgs/Month."
"This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe," Blake also said in a press release. "I'm excited we're getting the chance to perform a concert for fans and we're going to go back and play old hits like 'Austin,' newer songs like 'God's Country' and we might even introduce something brand new! So fill up those popcorn tubs and get ready for some country music!"
The tickets for the July 25 concert will go on sale on July 14 via the Ticketmaster site and according to the press release, "Each ticket for the Encore Drive-In Nights will admit one passenger car, truck or SUV. That means up to six family members or friends." In order to follow the requisite health and safety protocols, social distancing will be the norm, with every vehicle required to maintain a minimum distance of six feet from each other, and staff members will also be wearing protective gear for the event. So get ready for a fun night of music, festivities and family entertainment.