Andrew McMahon
Photo: Brendan Walter
Andrew McMahon
Photo: Brendan Walter

As COVID-19 takes its toll on the concert industry, a slew of highly creative promotors and artists have come up with a way to bring live music to the masses in a safe and fun environment.

Earlier today, Nederlander Concerts announced its mission to try social-distanced shows by announcing the creation of Drive-In OC at the City National Grove of Anaheim in Southern California. The series will feature movies, concerts, and more all presented to patrons in their personal vehicles.

Drive-In OC launches on July 3-4 with Movies Under the Moon, presented by Moonlight Events Orange County. There will be two screenings each day. The early screening (7:20 PM July 3 and 6 PM July 4) will feature the 2001 animated DreamWorks film “Shrek,” and the later showing (10:30 PM July 3 and 9:45 PM July 4) will be a screening of the 1996 Will Smith sci-fi/action movie “Independence Day.” Tickets start at $40 per vehicle plus $9.50 per person and go on sale at 10 AM Wednesday, June 17 via AXS.com.

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon, an Orange County native will perform live July 10-11. The shows will be in celebrate the 15th anniversary of his band, Jack’s Mannequin’s, ‘Everything in Transit’ album. McMahon will play the record from start to finish, plus other songs from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and his pop-punk band Something Corporate. The venue will be able to host 236 cars per show and each vehicle can bring between five to seven passengers, depending on how many seat belts the car has. Tickets are $200-$350 per vehicle and go on sale at 10 AM Friday, June 19 at AXS.com.

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