Guster is the latest band to embrace the drive-in concert format while the traditional concert industry remains on hiatus. The veteran alternative-rock outfit announced on Wednesday they will play a pair of drive-in shows at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, NH on Saturday, August 15th. The band will play a pair of two-hour shows that day starting with an afternoon performance at 3 p.m. followed by an evening performance starting at 8 p.m.
The two shows are part of the “Drive-In Live” concert series taking place at the Cheshire Fairgrounds this summer which also includes performances from Pink Talking Fish, Grateful Jam, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Allman Betts Band, Badfish, and more.
As per the announcement, attendees are not required to wear masks in their cars or their assigned tailgate area, but guests are required to wear masks if leaving their space to use the bathroom. Ticket prices range from $149-$169 (per vehicle) and cars will be limited to a five-person max capacity.
The upcoming August 15th drive-in shows will mark the band’s return to performing since their acoustic improv winter tour was canceled suddenly along with the rest of the industry back in mid-March. The band had been performing with Connor Ratliff of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy troupe to assist in the facilitation of the band’s far-out comedy concept at every show.
Welp. Throwing our hat in this ring.
This could potentially be our only live show for a year. New Hampshire? Sure, let’s do this.
— guster (@guster) July 21, 2020