All of the upcoming drive-in concerts happening around the country
Live events are slowly coming back and the drive-in concert is becoming a thing. We’ll keep this page updated with new drive-in concerts as artists announce them.
By Will Pankey and Vanessa Vallon
The drive-in is back, baby! While drive-in lots were thought to have been relegated to the dustbin of cinema history along with the CinemaScope and the theaters on “The Deuce,” in COVID-19 times, the general idea of the drive-in has returned. Only this time, instead of concession stand jingles and listening to dialogue through a rusty metal speaker on your window, we’re getting drive-in concerts.
Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer made global headlines when he performed in one of the first socially-distanced drive-in concerts. Since then, drive-in concerts have begun to pop up around the globe, and artists have announced tours and shows, including the first ones in the U.S. Check out the list of announced drive-in shows below and check back as we keep this page updated with new announcements.
City National Grove of Anaheim
The SoCal venue will screen summer movies, including “Shrek” and “Independence Day.” Additionally, Andrew McMahon is scheduled for three nights of concerts where he’ll perform the Jack’s Mannequin album Everything in Transit in its entirety, while reggae rockers Common Kings will take the stage later in the month. More drive-in events are expected to be announced.
Concert In Your Car
Billed as “California’s FIRST social distancing concert and entertainment series,” “Concerts In Your Car,” taking place in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds, will kick off with country artist Randy Houser on July 11, followed by shows including J2B2, Fishbone, Third Eye Blind and more. The venue will also screen cinematic movies, as well as concert and theater films. Check out more details and ticket pricing here.
- July 11 – Randy Houser
- July 16 – J2B2 & John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
- July 18 – Fishbone, Ozomatli & Rey Fresco
- July 25 – Third Eye Blind
- July 31-Aug. 2 – Zoppe, An Italian Family Circus & La Nonna
Live From the Drive-In Series
Brad Paisley will headline “Live From the Drive-In,” a nine-concert, three-city series produced by Live Nation, taking place in venue parking lots in Nashville, St. Louis and Indianapolis over the weekend of July 10-12. Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi and Nelly will also perform in select cities. Tickets and more information are available here.
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, Mo.
- July 10 – Brad Paisley
- July 11 – El Monstero
- July 12 – Nelly
Nissan Stadium Parking Lot – Nashville, Tenn.
- July 10 – Jon Pardi
- July 11 – Brad Paisley
- July 12 – Darius Rucker
Ruoff Music Center – Indanapolis, Ind.
- July 10 – Yacht Rock Revue
- July 11 – Jon Pardi
- July 12 – Brad Paisley
So Cal Drive In Concert Series (Los Lobos)
East LA rock band Los Lobos will host the inaugural drive-in/outdoor concert in Orange County’s sprawling Oak Canyon Park. They will be joined by Miriah Avila and Los Mysteriosos. Attendees have the option to buy drive-in entry passes or lawn access, with which they can bring their own chair. Grab tickets here.
- Aug. 29 – Los Lobos, Miriah Avila & Los Mysteriosos
Drive In Theater Tour
For Christian music fans, Awakening Events is producing a series of drive-in theater tours with some of the genre’s biggest names, including TOBYMAC, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns and more. See all dates/cities below and find additional information here.
TOBYMAC & The DiverseCity Band
- July 6 – Guin, Ala. – Blue Moon Drive-In
- July 7 – Estill Springs, Tenn. – Montana Drive-In Theater
- July 9 – Marshall, Ark. – Kenda Drive-In Theater
- July 10 – Aurora, Mo. – Sunset Drive In Theatre
- July 11 – Carthage, Mo. – 66 Drive-In
- July 12 – Cadet, Mo. – Starlite Drive-In Theater
Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman & Mac Powell
- July 16 – Watertown, Tenn. – Stardust Drive-In Theatre
- July 17 – Athens, Tenn. – Swingin’ Midway Drive-In
- July 19 – Henderson, N.C. – Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre
- July 20 – Hadensville, Va. – Goochland Drive-In Theater
- July 21 – Stephens City, Va. – The Family Drive-In Theater
- July 24 – Camden, Tenn. – Birdsong Drive-In
- July 25 – Iuka, Miss. – Iuka Drive-In
- July 26 – Centerville, Tenn. – Pink Cadillac Drive-In
- July 28 – Maryville, Tenn. – Parkway Drive-In
- July 29 – Estill Springs, Tenn – Montana Drive-In Theater
- July 15 – Fayetteville, Ark. – 112 Drive-In
- July 16 – Tulsa, Okla. – Admiral Twin Drive-In
- July 18 – Clarendon, Texas – Sandell Drive-In
- July 19 – Parker, Texas – Southfork Ranch
- July 20 – Hockley, Texas – Showboat Drive-In
- July 23 – Destin, Fla – Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
- July 28 – Albemarle, N.C. – Badin Road Drive-In
- July 30 – Ocala, Fla. – Ocala Drive-In
- July 31 – Dade City, Fla. – Joy Lan Drive-In
- Aug. 1 – Lakeland, Fla. – Silver Moon Drive-In
- Aug. 4 – La Grange, Ky. – Sauerbeck Family Drive-In
- Aug. 6 – Shelbyville, Ind. – Skyline Drive-In
- Aug. 7 – Thorntown, Ind. – M.E.L.S at the Starlite Drive-In
- Aug. 13 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
- Aug. 14 – Amelia, Ohio – Starlite Drive-In
- Aug. 15 – Kenton, Ohio – Hi-Road Drive-In
- Aug. 16 – Winchester, Ind. – Hummel Drive-In
- Aug. 8 – Guin, Ala. – Blue Moon Drive-In
- Aug. 20 – Monetta, S.C. – Monetta Drive-In
- Aug. 21 – Kings Mountain, N.C. – Hound’s Drive-In
- Aug. 27 – Maryville, Tenn. – Parkway Drive-In
- Aug. 28 – Lewisburg, Tenn. – Hi-Way 50 Drive-In
- Aug. 29 – Camden, Tenn. – Birdsong Drive-In
- Sept. 3 – Watertown, Tenn. – Stardust Drive-In Theatre
- Sept. 8 – Stephens City, Va. – Family Drive-In
- Sept. 9 – Hadensville, Va. – Goochland Drive-In
- Sept. 10 – Henderson, N.C. – Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre