Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on stage at The 62nd GRAMMYs
Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS/Getty Images
Blake Shelton Announces Encore Drive-In Nights Concert Film Featuring Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins
Encore Live and Blake Shelton have teamed up to announce a special drive-in concert film event featuring special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins coming to drive-ins throughout the U.S. and Canada on July 25.
The catalyst for the upcoming event took place back on June 27, when Encore LIve brought a Garth Brooks filmed concert to country music fans at over 300 drive-in movie theatres and outdoor locations. The format was so successfful, it's being built into a series, with Shelton's show as the next installment.
“This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe,” said Shelton. “I’m excited we’re getting the chance to perform a concert for fans and we’re going to go back and play old hits like 'Austin,' newer songs like 'God’s Country' and we might even introduce something brand new! So fill up those popcorn tubs and get ready for some country music!”
Whereas Brooks' drive-in event featured a more straightforward presentation of a concert performed on a soundstage, Shelton's film will also include cinematic interviews and storytelling. The drive-in theatres hosting these Encore Drive-In Nights will to Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended guidelines, as well as state and local health mandates.
“After the overwhelming response to Garth Brooks’ drive-in concert feature, we knew we had to launch Encore Drive-In Nights to provide music fans across the USA and Canada the chance to see their favorite artists in a cool new way,” said Encore Live founder and CEO Walter Kinzie in a release. “We can’t wait to bring music’s biggest stars to outdoor movie screens all across North America so that people can get back out there again and safely enjoy engaging in in-person experiences.”
Tickets for the event go on sale July 14 via Ticketmaster. You can find a directory of participating drive-in theatres here as well as pop-up locations here. More shows in the series are expected to be announced soon.