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Drive-in concerts to scratch that live music itch

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With the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers away, the music will play. 

We all felt some disappointment with the cancellation of minor league baseball’s 2020 season. But our facilities will still get some quality use.

Fox Cities Stadium will play host to the latest trend in live music this month with “Rockin’ Drive-In” on July 23-25. Organized by Paperfest, the concerts will be structured like a drive-in movie to allow both the live music experience as well as safe, social distancing protocols. 

On July 23, Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks will take the stage.

Boogie and the Yo Yo’z will hold down the July 24 show. 

Road Trip will close the series on July 25.

The shows will feature an elevated stage. The music will come through the speakers as well as through the car stereo. Tickets are limited to ensure distancing.

Organizers ask that fans arrive at least 30 minutes before the show. Vehicles will be parked in the order of their arrival. VIP tickets will put fans within the first five rows of vehicles.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2.

General Admission tickets will be $30 per car. VIP tickets will be $60 per car. The maximum number of guests allowed per vehicle is equal to the number of permanent seat belts in the vehicle. Any extra passengers will be charged $10 per person. Oversized vehicles are not permitted — leave the school bus at home.

At a time where it’s inadvisable to be crushing up against a stage, it’s the best chance and safest way to scratch that live music itch.

Fans can enjoy the concerts from their vehicle or sit in front of the car in a lawn chair,  blanket on a tailgate. Fans must remain in or next to the vehicle during the concert. Fans can head to the restroom or concessions, though organizers recommend facemasks and 6-foot social distancing.

Future Neenah’s summer concert series is taking a similar approach in its opening weeks with drive-in style events at the Neenah High School parking lot.