Live entertainment returns to Philly following drive-in model for summer series

DJ Jazzy Jeff
Photo credit Jen Corsilli / Live Nation
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Live music and shows are coming back to Philly next month with a drive-in concert series at Citizens Bank Park.

Here’s how it will work. There will be one empty space between each vehicle in the parking lot. Guests will be assigned a lot and guided to a space on a first-come, first-served basis. Once settled in, everyone will be given a radio station frequency to tune in. It will be geofenced, so outsiders can’t listen in.

Live Nation regional President Geoff Gordon says everyone should remain in their cars, unless they need to use the bathroom.

“Every time the restroom is used, we sanitize it and limit the number of people that could use it at a time," he said. "And always wear a mask whenever you leave your car. We will absolutely enforce that.”

There will also be big screens for everyone to see the show.

Gordon says he’s excited to have people experiencing live music in person once again. While he is looking forward to seeing packed venues, it’s too soon to think about that.

“You know, we have to take the cues from the health experts to tell us when we can do that. We’ll just follow that and follow safety, which is always first," he said.

Live-In Drive-In series performers:

Aug. 16: comedian Bert KreischerAug. 19: AJRAug. 21: Pigeons Playing Ping PongAug. 22: The StrutsAug. 23: The Front BottomsAug. 25: Mt Joy with Adam MelchorAug. 26: Subtronics with Minnesota & Level UpSept. 3: Smith & MyersSept. 4: LotusSept. 5 & 6: Dark Star OrchestraSept. 7: Labor Day Comedy Jam featuring Michael Blackson and friends, with special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24.