Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include the addition of event streaming.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has teamed up with five Birmingham arts organizations to host drive-in performances Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31.
Dubbed the Birmingham Arts Drive-in, this free event will provide arts performances live on a big screen from the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Alabama Ballet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Opera Birmingham and Red Mountain Theatre Company.
According to event officials, tickets sold out quickly, inspiring the addition of online streaming. Both performances will be live-streamed via YouTube and Facebook and available on event social media platforms.
WBRC’s Jeh Jeh Pruitt will emcee the event, held in the parking lot on University Boulevard at 16th Street South, across from the UAB Campus Recreation Center and adjacent to the Hill Student Center.
A reservation is required for this free event; reserve a spot at AlysStephens.org to guarantee your space.
Performance audio will be transmitted on 90.6 FM from the UAB campus. Stop by your favorite restaurant for curbside food to enjoy during the event. The show will start at 8:30 p.m. Ticketholders should arrive between 7 and 7:45 p.m. Patrons must remain in their cars.
UAB is committed to serving our community in many ways, says UAB Senior Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit, Ph.D.
“We are pleased to host this drive-in arts event on UAB’s campus because we recognize the importance the arts play in our community,” Benoit said.
Vehicles will be parked in order of arrival and to provide safe distancing. Space is limited. Attendants will be on-site to direct entry and exit. At 7:45 p.m., all remaining spaces will be released to a waiting list, first-come, first-served. Vehicles will not be admitted after 8:15 p.m.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. UAB police will be on-site. Restrooms will be available on-site, and facilities will be cleaned throughout the event. Every effort will be made to minimize individual contact during this event. If you feel ill or have a fever, please stay home.