Drive-In St. Louis concert, movie series coming back in 2021

The concert series starts on May 6th and runs until November 6th

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. – Tickets for the summer concert series with popular films in the Drive-In St. Louis are available from Thursday.

According to a press release, the 12-acre outdoor venue at the POWERplex will be delivering a “COVID-safe, high-quality show” every weekend until Halloween.

The concert series starts on May 6th with the Christian contemporary band “Casting Crowns” and lasts until November 6th. Local rockers Superjam will take the lot on May 7th, national act Ambrosia will perform on May 8th and Trixie Delight will take the stage on May 14th.

Tickets for the concert series and films will be sold on Thursday at 12 noon. For a full list of all bands, films, food trucks, and special events, visit the Drive-In St. Louis website.

Last year, according to a press release, POWERplex was one of the first drive-ins in the US to emerge as part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive-in St. Louis hosted more than 25 events, including 13 high school graduations, with nearly 3,500 seniors crossing the stage.

Almost 60,000 people attended performances, concerts and film evenings, according to the press release.

“If we could bring that many people together at the height of the pandemic, we would know that thousands more will be ready to go out with family and friends and enjoy an entire season of great shows this year,” said Dan Buck, managing partner of large sports properties.

This year the drive-in offers more catering options for guests with several food trucks that are presented every evening. There will also be a new “outdoor hospitality tent” where guests can be socially distant while enjoying pre-show parties and post-show music and drinks.

“We love having so many people come into our community and enjoy great local bands with their family and friends,” said Matt Zimmerman, Hazelwood City Manager.

Several schools in the St. Louis area, including Hazelwood and Parkway, will graduate from drive-in this year.

“Our drive-in deals are not a compromise from Covid. We truly believe we are making the best, most enjoyable graduation ceremony a college or high school could ever ask for, ”said Bob Hebrank, Director of Special Projects at POWERplex.

The drive-in is also planning to host the “Cinema of Horrors” from September 24th until Halloween. During this time, creatures and ghouls will haunt the driveway and scare moviegoers.

Events are limited to 700 cars and 36 private party pads per night. For more information on concerts and films, visit the Drive-In St. Louis website. Schools interested in graduation visit the POWERplex website here.

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