Jon Pardi performs in Jacksonville’s first drive-in concert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Instead of shoulder-to-shoulder dancing, visitors at a Jacksonville concert Friday night got a drive-in movie feel mixed with the experience of a football game tailgate. Country music star Jon Pardi is playing to hundreds of cars, making up thousands of fans in Lot J outside TIAA Bank Field. “I mean, it’s a little different, but we have a loud PA and we’ll be rockin' -- so you’ll still get the live concert experience, and if you like my music, you’ll get to hear all my songs. We are playing like 75 minutes," Pardi told News4Jax. I think once everybody gets their space and they get situated they feel safe, it kind of feels normal.”Another drive-in concert is scheduled for Saturday night.
Jon Pardi performs Jacksonville’s first ever drive-in concert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Country star Jon Pardi will headline the first-ever drive-in concert experience in Jacksonville. Speaking to The Morning Show earlier this week, Pardi said he is looking forward to having fun and staying safe. “We have done a couple drive-in shows, It has been a lot of fun. The drive-in concert is being held at Lot J at TIAA Bank Field this weekend. The event will feature full LED screens on either side of the stage and speakers throughout so fans can enjoy a true, live concert experience.
ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series
(AP Photo)NEW YORK Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All venue staff are required to wear masks, and Live Nation requests that attendees wear masks upon arrival, where there will be contact-less ticket scanning through their windows. Masks are not required once fans are in their designated tailgate areas, and Live Nation is not requiring that fans wear gloves. Tom See, president of Live Nation Venues-US Concerts, said the company spent months working to find a safe, enjoyable way to put on live shows during the pandemic. A menu of hot food items and nonalcoholic will be available for purchase, Live Nation said.
Country Singer Jon Pardi Engaged to Girlfriend Summer Duncan -- See Exclusive Pics!
Country singer Jon Pardi is engaged to his girlfriend Summer Duncan after two years of dating, ET has exclusively learned. The 34-year-old musician popped the question on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday evening, during the second night of his back-to-back shows as part of his headlining Heartache Medication Tour. Katie KaussKatie KaussFellow country singer Dierks Bentley celebrated the big news with a sweetly supportive Instagram post, in which he shared a snapshot of the special occasion. "Congrats to you and @summerfawn_duncan"It's been a big week for Pardi -- outside of his exciting engagement, the country crooner also dropped his new album, Heartache Medication, on Sept. 27. RELATED CONTENT:Country Singer Jon Pardi Opens Up About Third Album 'Heartache Medication' (Exclusive)Jon Pardi Debuts 'Cinematic' 'She Ain't In It' Music Video (Exclusive)Jon Pardi Hilariously Teases Top Secret Miranda Lambert Project (Certified Country)