As Major League ballparks remain empty and the fate of the 2020 baseball season remains uncertain, the Texas Rangers are opening up the lots of their home stadium, Arlington’s Globe Life Park, for a series of drive-in concerts billed as Concert In Your Car.
The drive-in concert series, set to take place on the first weekend of June, will feature performances by Eli Young Band (Thursday, June 4th), Whiskey Myers (Friday, June 5th), Pat Green (Saturday, June 6th), and Josh Abbot Band and Kevin Fowler (Sunday, June 7th).
The Concert In Your Car series is designed to give music fans the live show experience while maintaining social distancing and will take place in Globe Life’s Tundra Lot B. Rangers season ticket holders will get the first crack at tickets today (Wednesday, May 13th) before a general on-sale takes place this Friday, May 15th, at 10 a.m. CT. Only one ticket is needed per car for entry. For ticketing information, head here.
The event’s FAQ page details the steps being taken by the venue to ensure that social distancing protocols are observed at the Concert In Your Car shows, including leaving every other parking spot open, ejecting fans who don’t adhere to the guidelines, and closing down all concession sales. Regarding tailgating, the FAQ notes, “We welcome you to enjoy the show from inside your vehicle. Any tailgating activities that normally take place outside your vehicle in a parking lot are not permitted at this event. For the safety of all staff and guests, grilling, yard games, and other traditional tailgating activities are not permitted.”
Drive-in concerts have begun popping up all around the world as we continue to navigate life in the time of COVID-19. Various European cities have already started hosting drive-in concerts with considerable success. American electronic producer Marc Rebillet recently announced the U.S.’s first drive-in tour, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino divulged that the promotion giant is looking into the drive-in model for more events in the near future.