Alan Jackson Plots Two Drive-In Concerts In Alabama
Artists everywhere have been forced to cancel or postpone their 2020 tours, but Alan Jackson isn’t letting that stop him…
Alan Jackson; Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Artists everywhere have been forced to cancel or postpone their 2020 tours, but Alan Jackson isn’t letting that stop him from entertaining his fans.
With major concerts paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legendary entertainer is getting creative and has decided to host two drive-in concerts in Alabama.
Announced on Tuesday (May 26), Jackson’s Small Town Drive-In Concerts will take place on Friday, June 5 in Cullman, AL (at the site of the Rock the South Festival) and on Saturday, June 6 in Fairhope, AL (on the grounds of Oak Hollow Farm). According to his website, the shows will allow the Country Music Hall of Fame member to play for approximately 2,000 parked vehicles. Fans will be asked to remain in their cars and concessions will be available via phone order and delivered to concertgoers.
Both events will follow protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local social distancing guidelines.
Tickets for Alan Jackson’s Small Town Drive-In concerts go on sale Wednesday, May 27 (10:00am CT) at AlanJacksonDriveIn.com. $99.99 general admission tickets are available and will be valid for up to two passengers. Additional passenger tickets will be offered for $39.99. A limited number of VIP parking spots will also be available, starting at $199.99. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to food relief efforts in each region.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.