Texas Rangers Unveil 4-Date ‘Concert In Your Car’ Series At Arlington’s Globe Life Field
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The Texas Rangers baseball club may not have been able to throw open the gates of Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, as planned in March, but it will have a coming out party in June in one of its massive parking lots in the form of a four-night “Concert In Your Car“ series of drive-in, socially distanced events.
Eli Young Band, Whiskey Myers, Pat Green and the Josh Abbott Band & Kevin Fowler are lined up to perform on consecutive nights June 4-7 at Tundra Lot B adjacent to the baseball stadium.
Tickets go on sale to Rangers season ticketholders and fans of each night’s performers May 13 at the event’s website. The ballclub’s registered users may purchase tickets the following day and the general public onsale follows May 15. Tickets are $40 per car, per night and VIP tickets permitting parking in the first two rows are $80. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to support the team’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.
While there’s been discussion of drive-in concerts while large gatherings are still shut down, this is the first of its kind at this scale to be announced. The bands will perform live on a stage directly in front of fans, complete with jumbo screens to assure a good view, even in the back row. Concert audio will be available through a specially designated FM radio channel and organizers assure contact-less access to the venue.
“We are eager to once again start providing entertainment to our fans and to be able to offer the experience in a way that takes into account health and safety guidelines,” said Sean Decker, Texas Rangers EVP, Sports & Entertainment. “We have a full slate of bands, and each will present an exciting show every night.”
Shows are to start at 9 p.m. during the series and the team advises that the format and scheduling of “Concert In Your Car” is subject to “change following any changes to the recommended safety and health guidelines,” according to a statement. In the event of inclement weather, event management may decide to delay the performance or make necessary arrangements to keep fans, talent and staff safe.
Partnering on the series with the Rangers are sponsors QuikTrip, a convenience store chain, and Energy Transfer, a natural gas and other energy asset producer.
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The artists performing are all regionally popular and have national followings as well, generally drawing in the 1,000 to 1,500 attendance range. All hail from Texas, if not easily pigeonholed as “Red Dirt Country” artists, and are important in the regional Dallas / Ft. Worth market and beyond.
Globe Life Field was to have hosted Chris Stapleton with special guest Willie Nelson as its grand opening event March 14, two days after many states ordered mass gatherings to be halted as coronavirus cases multiplied.