Blake Shelton Announces Drive-In Concert With Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton pose onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Blake Shelton is the latest country star to take the stage for a drive-in concert series from production company Encore Live. On July 25, Shelton will perform with special guests Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins  and Parmalee for Encore Drive-In Nights, which also brought fans the Garth Brooks: A Drive-In Concert Experience last month.

The all-new performances will be filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event and include cinematic interviews and storytelling. Fans can watch the shows at drive-ins throughout the U.S. and Canada. The cost? $114.99 per vehicle.

“This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe,” said Shelton 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!”

Drive-in theaters hosting the Encore Drive-In Nights will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended guidelines as well as all state and local health mandates. Staff will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars. The series will also use contactless payment and ticketing systems and limit capacity in 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,” 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.”

Each ticket for the Encore Drive-In Nights will admit one passenger car, truck or SUV. Tickets will go on sale July 14 with more artists and shows expected to be announced soon.

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