Blake Shelton Announces Drive-In Concert with Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins
Blake Shelton is teaming up with his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani and his friend Trace Adkins to bring fans an…
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Blake Shelton is teaming up with his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani and his friend Trace Adkins to bring fans an exclusive drive-in concert on July 25.
Hosted in conjunction with the production company Encore Live, the one-night-only event will feature brand new performances filmed exclusively for the drive-in show. The drive-in concert experience will also include interviews and storytelling from Shelton, Stefani and Adkins.
“This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe,” Shelton shared in a release. “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!”
The performance will air at drive-ins around the U.S. and Canada and will cost $114.99 per vehicle.
Much like the drive-in Garth Brooks concert that took place in late June, drive-ins will comply with CDC guidelines to ensure fans attending the event are following local and state guidelines. According to a release, there will be contactless payment options for concessions and limited capacity in all restrooms.
“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,” Encore Live founder and CEO Walter Kinzie said 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 go on sale on July 14. Click HERE to view a list of participating drive-ins.
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.