Alan Jackson to play drive-in concerts amid coronavirus pandemic

Alan Jackson to play drive-in concerts amid coronavirus pandemic

Next weekend, Alan Jackson will play two outdoor concerts in Alabama, for a crowd of thousands — and their cars.

The country star has announced his first "Small Town Drive-In" concerts, taking place June 5 in Cullman, Ala. and June 6 in Fairhope, Ala.

Approximately 2,000 parked vehicles will be admitted to both shows, staged in accordance with CDC and Alabama state health guidelines. Attendees are required to stay with their vehicles, and concessions will be delivered directly via mobile orders.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at AlanJacksonDriveIn.com. General admission price per vehicle with up to two passengers is $99.99. Additional passenger tickets are available for $39.99. VIP parking tickets start at $199.99.

A portion of proceeds from each concert will go toward "food relief efforts in the respective regions," a release states.

Alan Jackson performs during the Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Bridgestone Arena Monday, April 1, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn.

The concert in Cullman takes place on the site of the Rock the South festival, while Fairhope's will be staged on the grounds of Oak Hollow Farm.

Jackson is one of the latest artists to plan "drive-in" shows as the coronavirus pandemic has put the traditional concert industry on hold. Christian acts TobyMac and Newsboys have announced a 12-show tour that respectively brings each to rural outdoors cinemas in the South and Midwest.

In Franklin, Christian artist Michael W. Smith hosts a one-time drive-in concert May 30 at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park. Tickets cost $40 per car.

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/05/26/coronavirus-alan-jackson-play-drive-concerts-amid-pandemic/5260439002/

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