Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins star in virtual drive-in concert this weekend

After the success of Garth Brooks’ virtual drive-in concert, Blake Shelton is planning a virtual drive-in event with guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins.

A new series of drive-in events, Encore Drive-In Nights, is planned with Shelton’s concert up first on July 25. More events will be announced later.

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These all-new performances will be filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event, and include interviews with the performers.

Tickets will be $114.9

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9 per vehicle (up to six people).

A limited number of tickets are still available at For more information and to see a list of participating theaters, visit

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Credit: Kevin Winter

Participating local theaters (or places transforming into drive-in theaters) include the Dixie Twin in Dayton, Caesar Creek Drive-In in Wilmington, the Holiday Auto Theatre in Hamilton, Melody 49 in Brookville, Sidney Auto Vue, Starlite Drive-In in Amelia. These are the same theaters locally that hosted the Brooks’ concert.

The series is presented by event production company Encore Live.

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“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 news 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.”

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Credit: Tom Cooper

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-in theaters have proven to be a safe, creative way to deliver fans world-class entertainment thanks to their ability to engage and delight large groups of people in open-air layouts, the company said.

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

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