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Drive-In Concerts Paving a New Way to Enjoy Music

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Artwork by Emma Young and Mrs. Simmons

Hailey Sims, Managing Editor

Drive-in concerts allow you to enjoy the thrill of live music again- safely and responsibly- while letting your favorite artist do what they do best: entertain”

— Ticketmaster

Enterprising performing artists around the United States are reconsidering what concerts can look like in 2020 under COVID-19 restrictions, and drive-in concerts is the newest way to enjoy live music from your favorite band.

CCS alumnus Matt Alexander (‘18) attended a drive-in concert and said, “I would say it was really fun; everyone turned their car radio to the same station and that was like the speakers for the show.” 

Country star, Keith Urban was the first to hop on this trend during the coronavirus outbreak and many more have followed since. Artists like Blake Shelton, the Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Nelly, and even Sirius XM and Pandora radio are co-hosting a concert. 

Locally, Charlotte Motor Speedway and The Music Yard in South End have hosted drive-in concerts. 

“Drive-in concerts allow you to enjoy the thrill of live music again- safely and responsibly- while letting your favorite artist do what they do best: entertain,” said Ticketmaster.

If you attend a drive-in concert, remember to check the age limit as well as the number of people allowed per car.  Drive-in concerts are first come, first served, so plan on arriving early for a good spot.

Poll: Which artist would you most like to see at a drive-in concert? 

Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Poarch contributed to this article.