Beginning on June 4, Birmingham-based band Black Jacket Symphony will perform on a live stage in a socially distant concert setting.
The concert series, “Concerts from the Car,” will take place in the parking lot of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex.
Much like a drive-in movie theatre, audiences will listen to and watch the band play from their cars via audio broadcast from the stage to the car stereo.
According to a release, the goal of the series is to provide a fun night of entertainment while maintaining appropriate social-distancing.
“We have worked tirelessly to convert a giant parking lot into a music venue that will give fans a great experience from their car,” said Jason Rogoff, event organizer and producer of the Black Jacket Symphony. “The fan experience has always been at the forefront of our shows, and this is no different. Our team has simulated the view from every parking space to understand sight lines while factoring in different vehicle heights. We’re working with the best audio engineers to transmit a signal to a car stereo. We are excited to give music fans an incredible concert experience in an environment that is unique to the times.”
Each installment of the series will feature the band performing, “an entire album, note-for-note, sound-for-sound,” as well as a selection of the featured band’s greatest hits.
Show dates and featured bands include The Beatles “Abbey Road” on June 4, Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” featuring Marc Martel on June 11, Journey’s “Escape” on June 18 and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Damn the Torpedoes” on June 25.
Each ticket admits one vehicle, and vehicle size restrictions do apply.
To purchase a ticket and for additional event information, visit blackjacketsymphony.com.
– Emily Williams