As the world continues to battle the pandemic and spread of the coronavirus, the live music industry suffers epically. With concert performances—the main sources of revenue for both musicians and venue owners—cancelled throughout the summer there became a need for innovation. A safe way to see your favorite artists, so that the live music void doesn’t go entirely unfulfilled.

Drive-in concerts, the latest measure in socially distanced live events, offer fans the ability to enjoy a communal music event safely and comfortably. A stunning and surprisingly easy feat of adaptation, drive-in concerts also afford musicians and other live music industry workers the chance to offset some of their coronavirus-related losses.

Here are the following Drive-In Concerts Near You, a regularly updated list of upcoming socially distanced events. New to the concept of Drive-In Concerts? Here’s What to Know Before You Go.

Live Nation’s Drive In Concert Series

Where: Multiple U.S Cities

When: July 10-12, 2020

Back in May, Live Nation held a special “drive in” concert for healthcare workers. The attendees were permitted to listen to Keith Urban from their cars, or just outside them. The event was successful, an entertaining and fun approximation of the concerts we’ve all been missing since quarantine.

From July 10-12th fans can attend Live Nation’s Live From The Drive-Inconcert series, set to take place in St. Louis, Nashville, and Indianapolis. The concert series lineup features Brad Paisley performing different nights in all three cities. Nelly and the Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero will perform in Missouri; famed party band Yacht Rock Revue will perform Indiana along with Jon Pardi; when in Nashville, Paisley will be joined by Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi.

Curious as to how the events will be distanced? Live Nation has provided a simple model for how they’ve designed the concerts to keep audiences safe. You can check out the FAQ, here.

Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mac Powell

Where: Select U.S Cities

When: July 16-29, 2020

Fans of contemporary christian music are wealthy with options this summer, as the “Drive-In Theater Tour” continues to bring the genre’s icons to cars across America. The “Drive-In Theater” Tour unites Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mac Powell for the first time ever to share the stage. Together, they represent over 35 million records sold and 113 number one contemporary christian hits, making this installment of the “Drive-In Theater” Tour particularly stacked. Don’t sleep on getting your tickets, as they are bound to sell out quickly!

Chase Rice

Where: Select U.S Cities

When: June 27, 2020 – August 12, 2020

Former college linebacker, now country music singer-songwriter Chase Rice will be kicking off Fourth of July weekend this year at the Paramount Arts Center with support from Tyler Booth and Shelby Lore. Rice, who released The Album II last month, will be appearing in drive-ins throughout Georgia for a mini-tour.

By the end of the summer, Chase Rice is scheduled to perform Salem Memorial Ballpark in Salem, VA, where 3,500 lucky ticket holders will be in attendance. Though less than half of the ballpark’s capacity will be admitted, this show will be one of the first to allow fans outside of their cars, together, for a concert much like those of the recent past.


Where: Select U.S Cities

When: June 22 – July 12, 2020

Twelve nights through June and July, Christian artists TobyMac and The DiverseCity Band will be holding concerts at drive-in theaters throughout the southern U.S. For this and every Awakening Events drive-in concert tour this year, tickets will be sold by the carload (with up to 6 people per car). Don’t miss out getting tickets to what could be TobyMac’s only “Drive-In Theater Tour.”


Where: Select U.S Cities

When: June 18 – July 8, 2020

The “Drive-In Theater Tour,” brought to you by national Christian music tour promoters Awakening Events, will also feature performances by the Newsboys. Led by former DC Talk member Michael Tait, Newsboys spent the majority of last year on their “Greatness of Our God” Tour. Next month, Newsboys will be hitting drive-in theaters throughout the southern U.S beginning June 18th, with support from Adam Agee.

Jamey Johnson

Where: Select U.S Cities

When: July 4, 2020 – July 18, 2020

Eleven-time Grammy nominee Jamey Johnson will honor his tour plans by making select, socially-distanced stops throughout the southern U.S this summer. Beginning with a 4th of July concert at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky where Johnson will perform to fans sitting around their cars and ending with a performance at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Johnson is one of the many musicians who aren’t going to let this concert season—usually one of high tide for country music fans—fall by the wayside. Previously scheduled to tour through the end of the year, we’re hoping more Jamey Johnson tickets will be honored this year.

Southside Johnny, the Asbury Jukes, and… Bruce Springsteen?

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ

When: July 11

New Jersey will be experiencing its first, non-virtual concert experience this July at the Racetrack in Monmouth Park. The park’s new drive-in series will be kicked off by local favorites, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. “The Asbury Jukes and I are so excited that we can play this first of its kind live concert and help get New Jersey started on a quick and healthy return to normal,” said “Southside” Johnny Lyon in a statement to Variety. “Why sit at home when ‘We’re Havin’ A Party,’ drive-in style? We’ll safely see everyone July 11th.”

The show is guaranteed to be a joyous reprieve from the pandemic conditions in New Jersey, a state which has been hit particularly hard by the virus. Plus, there is another ray of hope for music fans in Jersey: Southside Johnny is often joined by special guests, including the one and only, the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. Will Springsteen appear “down the shore” on July 11th? Considering Monmouth Park Racetrack is only eight miles from Springsteen’s home turf of Asbury Park, and Springsteen has performed since the start of COVID, fans can, and should, maintain hope.

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