Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia hosts drive-in shows with Struts, Front Bottoms, Bert Kreischer, and more
From a press release:
While fans may not be able to watch a baseball game inside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in person, they can see live performances right outside of the stadium starting next month.
Today, Live Nation Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies, announced plans for a four-week local drive-in concert series coming to the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies.
The Live-In / Drive-In Concert Series presented by Budweiser Zero, a new alcohol-free brew from Budweiser, kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 16 with comedian Bert Kreischer and will continue with a wide variety of musical genres through Labor Day weekend.
Live Nation Philadelphia is creating a unique live music experience by allowing fans to enjoy concerts from the comfort of their car in a drive-in setting with the audio simulcast on an FM frequency. All artists will be performing full live sets on stages set up in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park (1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia). The events will also feature large-scale video LED screens so fans can enjoy a true live concert experience.
Fans can expect contactless ticket scanning through their vehicle window and then will be shown to their designated parking space, where they will enjoy the show from inside their own vehicle. Guests can leave their cars, wearing a mask, to use one of the portable bathroom locations, which will be continuously sanitized throughout each event.
There will be dedicated buffer space around each vehicle to ensure social distancing.
“We are excited to enable music fans to once again enjoy live music safely as we unveil our Live-In / Drive-In series at Citizens Bank Park,” said Geoff Gordon, regional president of Live Nation Philadelphia.
“We are grateful to the Philadelphia Phillies, the city of Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania, and the musicians and artists who are excited to get back out and perform live on stage in a socially distanced environment for their fans in Philly again.”
The Live In / Drive-In Concert Series will feature performances by Bert Kreischer; English rock band The Struts; Shinedown side project Smith & Myers; jam bands Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Lotus, and Dark Star Orchestra; New Jersey folk punk band The Front Bottoms; Philadelphia dubstep producer Subtronics; indie rock groups AJR and Mt. Joy; and the Labor Day Comedy Jam with Michael Blackson and friends – Capone, Talent, Turae, and Skeet Carter – with special guests DJ Jazzy Jeff and Cory Townes.
Tickets will be sold in the form of a group car pass. Each car will purchase just one ticket, good for a maximum of four people per car.
Car pass tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at mlb.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning today at noon until Thursday, July 23 at 10 p.m. through citientertainment.com.
The Live-In / Drive-In Concert Series will comply with current health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations to protect fans, artists, crews, and staff. This includes thorough, ongoing sanitation throughout the event, and hand-sanitizing stations will be available, along with many other preventive measures. Details are subject to change based on local guidelines and talent. Events are rain or shine.
Live-In / Drive-In Concert Series schedule:
Sunday, Aug. 16: Bert Kreischer
Wednesday, Aug. 19: AJR
Friday, Aug. 21: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Saturday, Aug. 22: The Struts
Sunday, Aug. 23: The Front Bottoms
Tuesday, Aug. 25: Mt. Joy with special guest Adam Melchor
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Subtronics with special guests Minnesota and Level Up
Thursday, Sept. 3: Smith & Myers
Friday, Sept. 4: Lotus
Saturday, Sept. 5: Dark Star Orchestra
Sunday, Sept. 6: Dark Star Orchestra
Monday, Sept. 7: Labor Day Comedy Jam featuring Michael Blackson and friends with special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff
Fans must follow all posted instructions while attending Live-In Drive-In shows. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending the show, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
All venue staff are required to wear masks. Masks will also be required for anyone outside of their vehicle. Ticketholders should look out for pre-show communication via email and social media, as this information is subject to change.
The Live-In Drive-In concert series is a reimagined live concert experience with artists performing full sets on an outdoor stage complete with lighting and large LED screens so fans can experience the show from the safety of their own vehicle on the lot. When arriving on site to the event, FM frequency information will be given to attendees by one of the concert ambassadors specially designed and delivered via your in-vehicle FM radio. This will ensure there is no lag in receiving the sound inside the vehicle, and fans can turn it up in accordance with their own comfort level.
Each restroom unit is equipped with hand sanitizer, and each restroom cluster has a handwashing sink. Cleaning staff will also be sanitizing high-touch areas before, during, and after the show, with increased frequency throughout the concerts. Guests must wear a protective mask/face covering when leaving their vehicles to utilize the restroom area. This area will be monitored by event staff for current health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations for social distancing.
How many tickets do I need to purchase?
There is a ticket purchase limit of one ticket per person. The ticket entitles you to have one vehicle enter with up to four total people. Vehicles with more than four occupants will be turned away without refund.
Can I transfer tickets to a friend?
Tickets are nontransferrable and can only be scanned once. Your party must arrive in the same vehicle.
Can I buy tickets on-site?
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Subject to space available, a limited number of tickets will be available onsite. Credit card only – no cash accepted.
What does it mean to purchase a ticket and what will that look like?
Your ticket will allow for your vehicle location to include socially distanced space around your vehicle. Each space will be approximately 17 feet wide by 17 feet deep. Your space will be divided into two areas: one will be utilized as a parking space for your vehicle and the second as a socially distanced space between your party and the next that the staff on site will identify upon your arrival. The socially distanced space will be yours for the duration of the event to utilize when entering and exiting your vehicle if you need to use a restroom, etc. on site in compliance with the most current health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations.
Are there VIP tickets?
Yes. Gold zone tickets give fans exclusive access to the front-most section of the drive-in lot parking spaces nearest the stage. Gold zone purchasers will enter via an exclusive VIP entrance on Phillies Drive. Please note spaces are general admission and vehicles will be parked in the order of arrival.
Can I bring a large vehicle?
We are sorry. Buses, large trucks (anything larger than four wheels), recreational vehicles, limousines, and other oversized vehicles are not permitted.
Are spaces reserved or general admission?
Spaces are general admission within each price level (also known as your color zone). Please keep your ticket out and ready to show to our staff at multiple checkpoints until your vehicle is parked. You may not reserve a space for yourself or anyone else next to you.
How are spaces assigned?
Spaces will be assigned by price level (also known as your color zone). Within each color zone, cars will be parked in order of arrival by our parking team.
Are ADA spaces available?
Yes, and instructions will be provided at the time of arrival to help with any accommodations. We’re here to help.
Can I bring my own food and beverage?
Yes. While grills, BBQ pits, open fires, tents, and the like are not permitted, you are welcome to bring your own pre-cooked food and beverages and keep them inside your vehicle at all times. Please note outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. As always, underage drinking will not be tolerated, and we insist that you drink responsibly. Designated drivers are always encouraged.
Will food and beverages be provided on-site?
Yes. There will be a menu of food items and beverages available. Please check back and look out for pre-show communication via emails and social for more information on concession offerings.
Am I required to wear a mask while attending the show?
Masks will be required for anyone outside of your vehicle in compliance with the most current health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations. Please be sure to put your mask on before exiting your vehicle.
Will restrooms be provided?
Yes. Portable, single-stall restrooms will be available for your use, but keep reading, this one is important. When travelling to and from restroom facilities, guests are required to wear a mask as well as maintain social distancing. Your safety is our priority and, for that reason, restrooms facilities will be sanitized in accordance with the most current local guidelines.
What health and safety protocols are in place for your staff?
All staff are subjected to a temperature check and a health screening before each shift. Additionally, employees are required to wear a mask. Frequent use of hand sanitizer is encouraged and readily available. These measures will be in line with the most current health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations for social distancing.